Dentures - Immediate, Partial, Complete

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures may be necessary if 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. They must be cared for if you are to get the best value from your dentures. Nothing has been found to equal healthy, natural teeth. However, dentistry has made great progress in replacing your natural teeth with artificial teeth. Dentures cannot be expected to do everything that natural teeth do. However, if they are used sensibly, they will enable you to eat and speak very easily.

We will make your dentures as near to your natural teeth as possible. You can expect to undergo a period of awkwardness while getting use to your new dentures. This should not worry you. Your discomfort will wear off soon and you will become accustomed to them. Everyone is different. Over time you will get use to them. You may have a feeling of gagging or excessive salivation, but in 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 how long it takes - time has a way of doing this to us.

Partial Dentures

You need partial dentures if you are missing some of your teeth and want to replace them. 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, then a metal framework partial is what you need. If you are looking for something that will replace your teeth temporarily, or that is more cost effective, then you may want an acrylic partial.

With a consultation appointment we can help you decide what is best for you.

Complete Dentures

You need complete dentures if you already have existing dentures and you want to replace them with new dentures. Whether 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.