What is a denture?
A denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth on a removable plate.  There are serveral types:
  1. Plastic (acrylic) partial 
    • A plastic partial denture fits on the gum and sometimes has wire clasps to hold it in place.​
  2. Metal (cobalt-chrome) partial
    • A metal precision partial denture fits exactly with ​clasps and rests on existing teeth.
  3. Complete denture​
    • These are ​to replace all the teeth on either the upper/lower or both jaws.  They are held in with suction, and made from plastic.
Is a denture right for me?
Dentures are a a suitable short-medium term option to replace missing teeth.  There are other options to replace missing teeth which include:
  • Implants - metal screws that go into the jaw bone, and can be used to replace one tooth, or under a complete denture to hold it in position, Treatment can take between 3-12 months to complete.
  • Bridges - an artificial tooth supported by the teeth on either side.
Talk to one of our dentists to discuss the best solution for you.