A denture is a removable prosthesis 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 fitted to replace some missing teeth, whilst a complete denture is specified 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 dentures treatment will vary. After the initial consultation and diagnosis, the subsequent visits will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the denture, fitting and review.
What to expect?
New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Everyone is different and it could take several days or weeks to get accustomed to them. Often time and experience are essential before dentures can be worn comfortably and function effectively.
Listen to Dental Technician Chris Egan talk about dentures on Stray FM Extra
For more information look at our other pages – partial dentures, full dentures, immediate dentures, temporary dentures and denture stabilisation. Alternatively, book a free consultation here or by calling 01423 565432