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 indicated 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 the treatment will vary. After the initial visit of examination and diagnosis, the subsequent visits will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the denture, fitting and review. From start to finish, it is usual for a denture to take 4-6 weeks to be completed.
Are there any other options?
Depending on the condition of your remaining teeth, there may be. Bridges or dental implants are used to fill the spaces left after teeth are lost. If a denture is the only option, dental implants can often be used to secure them in place to stop them moving and dropping.
At Whitehouse Dental Clinic, we are able to discuss all these options, just give us a call to arrange a consultation.