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    Natural looking teeth

    Denture replacement shouldn't be unsightly. We can replace your missing teeth with similar shaped teeth or if you wish, we can change the look of your smile with a new denture.

    After taking impressions and measuring your bite we try in your denture first and can make any adjustments needed before we give you the completed denture.

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    You're in control

    As a part of the denture construction process, we select the correct shade of your new teeth.

    In the case of a partial denture, we will accurately match the shade to your remaining teeth.

    With a full denture, the selection of shade is up to you...a natural shade, lighter than before or even hollywood white!

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    Dentures that are comfortable

    Adjusting to a new denture can sometimes be difficult, but we design and construct your denture to be as comfortable and as slim as possible.

    After a thorough examination, we can explain whether they are right for you and what to expect from your new dentures.

For many decades, dentures had been the only suitable option for replacement of all or multiple missing teeth. Nowadays, dental implants and bridges provide us with other fixed solutions for teeth replacement.

Dentures are still commonly used for replacing missing teeth and their benefits include:

  • Low cost
  • Easy to clean
  • Can usually be modified and added to easily
  • Easily repaired

Full Dentures

shutterstock_387007633     Full upper and lower dentures

  • Quick replacement of a full arch of teeth
  • Can be a permanent or temporary solution
  • Made of acrylic
  • Upper denture relies on suction for stability
  • Lower denture relies on your cheeks, tongue and lips for support


Partial Dentures

shutterstock_368221769     Partial cobalt chrome denture

shutterstock_362542559     Partial acrylic dentures

  • Used to replace multiple missing teeth in the arch
  • Rely on the support of remaining teeth for stability
  • Teeth are acrylic and supported by either an acrylic base or cobalt chrome metal framework
    • Acrylic base is thicker than cobalt chrome but costs less
    • Cobalt chrome base has a more accurate fit and better quality clasps but costs more
  • Your dentist is the best person to advise which type of partial denture is best for you


Drawbacks of full and partial dentures

  • Not as stable as fixed replacement options
  • Can be bulky
  • Less chewing ability compared to natural teeth and fixed replacement options
  • Sometimes clasps that hold the denture in are visible
  • Can lead to deterioration of supporting teeth