Restorative Dentistry » Dental Dentures

Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance.

A complete or full denture replaces the 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 dental denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.

A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws.

A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.

The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.

Flexible dentures

Flexible partial dentures have been specially designed to cater for all patients. The flexible denture adapts to the shape of the teeth and can be used on patients with irregular bite patterns. Poorly fitting dentures can cause irritation and inflammation and also cause problems with eating and speaking; many patients with irregular or awkward bites have trouble wearing dentures because they don’t fit properly but now, flexible partial dentures can provide a solution for these patients.

How do they work?

Flexible partial dentures are designed to fit your gums very closely; the dentures mirror the shape of the gum tissue perfectly, meaning the dentures fit properly and ensuring they function as effectively as possible. Flexible partial dentures often provide a solution for those who can’t wear normal dentures because of irregularities in the shape of the mouth.

The advantages

Flexible partial dentures are designed to fit the gum tissue perfectly. This means that there is no need for clasps or denture adhesive. Patients can benefit from increased retention without having to wear uncomfortable metal clasps, which will enable them to eat properly and will negate any worries they may have about their dentures slipping or coming loose.

Flexible partial dentures have been designed to imitate natural teeth, meaning the smile will look natural and healthy. The dentures will be custom made to blend in with rest of the teeth and you will be able to discuss the look of your dentures with your dentist.

Flexible partial dentures are also easier to manufacture, meaning they can be made up and returned to the dentist in a shorter period of time. This means you won’t have to wait for your dentures for as long as other types of partial denture.

Flexible partial dentures are an excellent solution for many patients, who find they cannot tolerate normal types of denture. Flexible dentures adjust to the shape of the mouth, meaning they fit properly and prevent discomfort and pain associated with loosely fitting dentures. Having well-fitting dentures will increase your confidence and put your mind at rest. You won’t have to worry about your dentures coming loose and you won’t experience any pain or discomfort, and your speech will also remain clear.

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