Dentures

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Dentures

 

A denture is a removable appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. Many patients choose Dentures to improve their smile and to improve their eating function.

Dentures can be partial, when they are precisely fitted around your own natural teeth, or they can be full dentures if you have lost all of your own teeth. They are a simple, effective and affordable way of solving the problem of missing teeth, and for most people are trouble free and will stay comfortably in place.

Unlike other options for replacing teeth, Dentures have the advantage of being fairly easy to adapt, adjust or add to if they are kept in a good condition.

 

At Gentle Dental we try to offer our patients a variety of suitable choices for their needs. And when it comes to Dentures we offer 3 different types, Acrylic, Chrome and Flexible.

Following a consultation our dentist will advise you on the best options for you.

Acrylic Dentures

These are probably the most common type of denture and the most modestly priced.

Acrylic dentures are more lightweight than the others and have very little metal that is likely to be visible.

Acrylic dentures are the most bulky as they need more material then the others to maintain their strength.

An acrylic denture is fairly easy to reline for comfort, adjust or add teeth to should there be a need.

Chrome Dentures

 

Chrome dentures are the more expensive of the three options but they have many advantages.

Due to the strength of the chrome it can be made in a smaller, more efficient design, making it more comfortable to wear and live with, and cause less interference with speech.

The strength of the Chrome gives you the security of knowing it has less chance of breakage.

Flexible Dentures

 

Flexible dentures are a great alternative to chrome and acrylic for partial dentures. They are flexible, lightweight and comfortable with no metal clasps, and the material they are made in blends in well with the natural

appearance of the gums.

They are however not suitable for all patients as the lack of rigid structure means they require a certain amount of natural teeth to hold them securely in the mouth.

 

For further information or to book an appointment call 01258 450019
Our receptionists will be happy to help.

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