Discover More About Dentures in the City of London
Dentures are a form of false teeth that are made to replace missing teeth in the jaw with the support of the hard and soft surrounding gum tissue. Modern dentures are in fact mainly removable, although some still require bonding, attachment to teeth or dental implantation. Dentures are split into two groups and are categorised due to whether they are being used to replace teeth on the upper or lower arch of the jaw.
Dentures help patients who have missing teeth in numerous ways. Firstly, the improve the cosmetic appearance of the teeth, filling in any missing gaps, they improve the pronunciation of certain words and most of all improve self-confidence.
Modern dentures are often produced in a commercial dental laboratory from a combination of shaded acrylic powder and acrylic teeth which are available in an extensive range of shapes, sizes and colours.
Dentures can either be removable or complete, removable dentures are made from crowns that fit on to the teeth. Complete dentures are used for patients who are missing all of their teeth in either arch.
The process of fitting complete dentures can be performed by your local dentist in the City of London and begins with creating an impression of either the maxilla or mandible arch. Once this is created, the wax rim serves as a base in which to arrange the dentures and then this arrangement is tried in the mouth. In order to finish the process, the dentures are invested in stone, the original wax melted and the remaining cavity filled. Once the dentures have passed a curing period, the investment is removed, the acrylic polished and the denture is complete.