Our dentures are state-of-the-art, comfortable and discreet. They are metal based or acrylic devices to replace missing teeth. Sometimes called a palate, this can either have a clasp that grips onto remaining teeth or an acrylic extension that covers the roof of your mouth to hold the denture in place. They are very stable and usually allow eating and speaking with no issues.
We also now offer PEEK dentures. These are incredibly lightweight, accurate milled dentures that have a tooth coloured frame to be as discreet as possible. PEEK boasts a fantastic strength to weight ratio, is flexible like bone and is preferable to metal in a patient’s mouth. This is thanks to it not having any metallic taste or temperature change which can be caused by eating or drinking. It is actually stronger than metal per gram, has a long term clinical history and has been used in over 4 million orthopedic implants. PEEK boasts many advantages, such as:
After an initial examination and consultation to determine your needs, your dentist will examine your oral health, including the condition of your gums, remaining teeth (if any), and jawbone. X-rays are taken to assess the underlying structures. Once there is a plan in place, which involves multiple appointments, we can begin to create a custom denture that fits your mouth precisely. The first visit involves having a digital scan or impressions taken of your gums and any remaining teeth, as well as measurements of your jaw and bite alignment to ensure the denture’s proper fit.
The information is then sent to the lab for the first mock up denture to be made. The second visit involves trying on a wax or plastic model of the denture. This try-in allows you to assess the denture’s appearance, fit, and comfort. Adjustments can be made at this stage to achieve the desired aesthetics and functionality.
On your third visit, your denture will be fitted. The dental laboratory will fabricate the final denture based on the approved model. Skilled technicians will use the impressions, measurements, and any specific instructions provided to create a custom denture that closely resembles natural teeth and fits comfortably in your mouth. Necessary adjustments are carried out to ensure a proper fit and alignment. Your dentist will check your bite, make any necessary adjustments to the denture surface, and ensure that you can speak and eat comfortably.
Aftercare is essential to ensure the longevity and comfort of your new dentures. Remember, adjusting to new dentures takes time and patience. It’s normal to experience some discomfort initially, but with proper care and regular dental visits, you can enjoy the benefits of your new dentures and maintain good oral health. Here are some important tips and advice to follow: