A denture is a custom-made removable appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth, to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A denture replaces your natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak. A good denture can improve chewing and eating activities, aid speech, enhance facial expression and raise confidence.
We can use different materials to make your denture; metal alloy dentures are usually preferred to plastic dentures because they are stronger and more comfortable; they are also better for general oral health than plastic dentures. The metal part of the denture is covered with flesh coloured plastic to disguise it and enable it to blend in and create a natural looking aesthetic.
When you wear a denture for the first time it may get some getting used to when speaking or eating and chewing. It is important that you take extra care in your hygiene regime so that you can avoid bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Our hygienist will be able to show you how to best take care of your denture and gums and will tell you about specialised brushes you can use to do this.back to treatments