Dentures | Immediate, Partial, Complete
Immmediate dentures are when you have natural teeth that have to be extracted and you are getting dentures for the first time.
A great deal of skill will be used in constructing your dentures and they must be cared for if you are to get the best service from them. Nothing has been found to equal healthy, natural teeth, but, dentistry has made great progress in replacing them with artifical ones. These cannot be expected to do everything that natural teeth do, but provided they are used sensibly they will enable you to eat and speak satifactorily.
We will make your dentures as near to your natural teeth as possible. You can expect to undergo a period of akwardness while getting use to the dentures. Your first reaction may be that you have suddenly acquired a tremendous mouthful and that your lips are being pushed out or they seem too big. This should not worry you this will wear off soon and you will become accustomed to them. Everyone is different but, over time with patience you will get use to them. You may have a feeling of gagging or excessive salivation but, in a short time it will disappear. It usually takes an average of six to eight weeks to become accustomed to your new dentures. Friends may tell you how easy it was for them, they could be bragging or they may have forgotten time has a way of doing this.
If you are missing some of your teeth and want to replace them what you need is a partial denture. There are two kinds of partial dentures permanent metal framework partial dentures and Acrylic Partial Dentures.
If you want to replace the missing teeth with something more permanent long term then a metal framework partial is what you need. If you are looking for something that will repace your teeth temporarily or that is mmore cost effective then you may want an acrylic partial.
With a consultation appointment we can help you decide what is best for you.
If you already have existing dentures and you are wanting to replace them with new dentures a complete denture is what you need weather you want a single denture or a full set. Complete dentures should be replaced every 8 to 12 years every individual case is different. You should reline your denture or partial every 3 to 5 years.