What are dentures?
A denture is a removable plate used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as ‘false teeth’, a denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. A partial denture is used to replace some missing teeth whilst a complete denture is indicated when all natural teeth are missing. A good set of dentures helps you to eat, speak, function, and often improves a person’s appearance.
How long does it take to make dentures?
Depending on the complexity of each case, the duration of the treatment will vary. After the initial visit of examination and diagnosis, the subsequent visits will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the denture, fitting and review. The Average length of time is around a month for acrylic dentures and five weeks for a Metal Denture.
What to expect?
New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Several days or weeks will be required before you get accustomed to them. Adaptation varies from person to person and often adjustments and adaption time are required for dentures to be worn comfortably and function effectively.
NHS dentures are to restore function if you are interested in any further options we can discuss this with you?
There are a number of extra aesthetic options for dentures including more aesthetic teeth, gum stippling and natural staining. Please ask if you are interested in these and we can tailor your denture to your wishes .