A denture is a simple and effective way of replacing single or multiple teeth, giving you back your chewing functionality. At Whole Tooth, your dentist will be able to advise you on the best type of denture for you.
The different types of denture we offer are:
There are several benefits for denture wearers of this kind. The presence of teeth helps to provide a natural facial appearance and can provide support for the lips and cheeks that can often take on a ‘collapsed’ appearance in patients with missing teeth. They provide the ability to chew food and speech would be much improved. Consequently, dentures can not only boost the health and appearance of the mouth and face but also of the body as a whole.
Dentures of this kind are typically more cost-effective to manufacture and require a less sophisticated design than others. These pink acrylic dentures are supported mainly by the gums. While the plastic components can surround the existing teeth in the mouth, they do not gain any substantial levels of stability from them. Some acrylic partial fittings feature metal clips for better retention.
All of our dentures are made of high-impact acrylic, meaning they can stand the wear and tear that affects teeth daily.
Chrome Cobalt Frame Dentures-
The use of metal dentures could provide several benefits. These include Greater stability, less risk of gum/ tissue irritation, smaller as a whole, more durable than high impact acrylic.
The snug fit of the appliance when it is placed into the mouth means it is very comfortable to wear, which could bring relief for people who have been worried about the feeling of an alien object in their mouth for a long period of time.
Although metal dentures may be more expensive than their acrylic counterpart, the long-lasting nature alongside the comfort factor and retention make it worthwhile for individuals looking to improve their quality of life.
Immediate dentures will be ready to wear on the same day as your teeth are extracted – they can be in the form of a partial or a complete denture. Immediate dentures are more of a temporary measure and it may be a few months of waiting for your gums to heal after such treatment before you can have the final restorations.
Having a set of immediate dentures prevents people from having to spend many weeks without any teeth and allows them to go about their day to day without worrying about appearances. They are not as effective as permanent dentures but they restore a degree of function and are an attractive alternative to having no teeth.
Implant Stabilised Dentures-
These dentures are held in place with the use of titanium dental implants. The implants are placed in set locations where the teeth used to be. Then the denture is made with locators inserted on the fitting surface, which correspond with fixings on the implants. The denture clicks into place over the implants and is held in a secure position, providing greater comfort for the denture wearer.
Other Denture Services:
We work alongside great, local denture laboratories, and if you have broken your denture we can advise and arrange the best way to repair it.
Over time, the shape of the gum can change, and the denture can lose its snug, secure fit. This is where a denture-reline is a quick and easy way to help improve the dentures fit, this is often a better and more cost-efficient option rather than making a new denture. Quite simply, we line the fitting surface with some fresh acrylic, which makes up for the gap which has formed between the gum and the plate, giving better suction and a better fit.
Teeth Additions to a Denture
Sometimes, you may have a well-fitting partial denture and a tooth has to be lost for whatever reason. Rather than make a whole new denture, we can add that tooth on to your current denture.