18 Oct

London Dental Clinic offers Full and Partial Dentures

Full and partial dentures are being offered in London to replace your teeth. There are different types of dentures that you and your dentist can decide upon, depending on your unique situation. The main denture types consist of full dentures if you are missing all of your teeth or require your remaining teeth removed for health reasons, and partial dentures to replace missing teeth if you have healthy teeth to anchor the partial denture. It is always better to try to save your teeth. However, if this is not possible, then you should decide with your London dentist, which is the best treatment to meet your needs. Your dentist will perform an examination, take impressions for study models, and also take X-rays of your mouth to determine a course of action. Full dentures can be made to replace teeth removed during surgery right away (this is called an “immediate” denture), or a regular denture if your natural teeth have been missing for awhile. “Immediate” dentures can also protect the surgical sites while they are healing. There are numerous reasons to replace an existing old denture. These include poor fit, wear, breakage, poor bite, etc. If your denture is over 5 years old you should seriously consider replacing it. However, there are also times when you can wear the same denture for many years. Your London dentist will advise you on whether your dentures require replacing. You may feel like everything is okay and that the dentures feel well. However, you will still need to visit your dentist to make sure that to underlying soft tissues are in good shape and free from disease(s).
Removable partial dentures are made to improve on your existing aesthetics, and there are several types of denture acrylic bases available for increased comfort as well as aesthetics. The teeth, either made of very hard plastic or porcelain are chosen from numerous sizes, shapes, and shades, in order to give you the best results possible. Both full and partial dentures can be removed for cleaning, and in the case of partial dentures, to also clean the natural teeth. Semi-precision and precision attachment partial dentures are also available in the appropriate cases, so that clasps do not show and more central forces are placed on the teeth. Numerous options exist to replace missing teeth, so visit your London dental clinic to discuss all of your options with your dentist.