We fit 3 different types of denture, so you’re sure to find the perfect option for you
Dentures – sometimes referred to as ‘false teeth’ – are often the product of choice amongst those who have lost teeth due to the ageing process. While they are commonly associated with the elderly, they can be used by almost anyone.
Depending on how many teeth you wish to replace, you may require complete dentures or partial dentures. Complete dentures are typically advised for those who have lost all or most of their teeth; partial dentures are a great non-permanent solution for those who have a gap in their smile and do not wish to have an implant. Click here for more information about implants.
At Queen Street Dental Surgery we appreciate that losing teeth can be upsetting. We fit 3 types of denture, all made from different materials, so that you can be sure to find a solution that leave you feeling comfortable and happy with your natural-looking smile.
Acrylic dentures are made from acrylic which is a versatile and easily to mould material. Because they are easily adjusted, acrylic dentures are the most affordable as they can often be modified, instead of replaced completely.
While acrylic dentures are a popular choice, they can slowly begin to change shape over time. Although they very rarely have to be replaced, re-moulding and re-fitting can become time consuming and eventually lead to dentures which do not fit quite as perfectly as they once did.
Chrome Cobalt Dentures
Cobalt chrome dentures rely on a certain amount of remaining natural teeth as they have a metal base plate that sits around them. The ‘false teeth’ are then attached to this framework using acrylic.
Because cobalt chrome dentures grip the natural teeth, stability and retention depend on where your remaining teeth are positioned. This, along with a number of other factors, must be taken into careful consideration when your new smile is being created.
Chrome Cobalt dentures have a number of benefits including being the most comfortable type of denture, and the easiest to adapt to. They are also smaller, thinner, stronger, close fitting and the most hygienic. However, this type of denture is more expensive than many other options, is made with metal which can be seen at times, and can take longer to get right initially.
Flexi-dentures are a relatively recent introduction to the world of dentures but they are proving very popular. The teeth are attached to a flexible gum coloured base (which is completely metal free) that extends over the gums and remaining teeth to hold it into place.
Advantages of flexi-dentures include great grip (significantly better than acrylic dentures), comfortable to wear and easy to adapt to. They are very close fitting, almost impossible to break and don’t require as much muscle control as other dentures.
While the benefits of flexi-dentures are seemingly endless, they are a more expensive option, are not as hygienic as other types of denture and cannot be altered. Therefore, if you need your denture re-aligning, or a tooth adding, you will be required to have an entirely new set of dentures made.
At Queen Street Dental Surgery our expert dentists will discuss all of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of denture with you. They will only ever recommend the product they think is best suited to your needs and will always answer any questions you may have.If you would like more information about dentures, or to book an appointment at our surgery please contact us by calling 01953 602753 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For out of hours emergencies please call 07818 266357.