Dentures replace missing teeth. Partial dentures replace one or a few missing teeth, or full dentures replace all the teeth, either in the upper and/or lower jaw.
Dentures are custom-made to your mouth to fit comfortably and resemble your natural teeth.
Full Immediate dentures are constructed prior to any and will be fitted on the day of extractions so you will not have to wait any period of time with no teeth. There will be follow-up appointments to reline the denture as the gum heals. Once fully healed (after approximately 6 months) the denture will need a hard reline which will be your final fitting. This will be a removable denture and will require regular cleaning.
- As you age your mouth will change (due to bone loss in the jaw) and your denture may not fit as well as it used to. This occurs every 8-10 years and you may require a replacement denture.
- This denture is screw retained, meaning the denture itself is attached to multiple implants that have been placed in the jaw. This fixes the denture in the mouth so that it will not move around during daily use. This provides several benefits when replacing your teeth such as:
- Better eating experience
- Ease of speech
- Covers less surface area in the mouth unlike a conventional denture it does NOT cover the palate (roof of the mouth)
- Will help retain the full mouth/lip look as less bone loss will occur due to the implants in the jaw. Stops the lips from sinking in.
- A more permanent replacement of your teeth
It works by a metal frame being screwed onto the implants. These Implants have been placed in the jaw healed and fused to the bone prior to the denture being made. Attached to this metal frame work is pink acrylic that acts as the gum molded to the shape of your jaw bone and either acrylic or zirconium teeth this provides the feel and look of natural teeth.