A denture is a removable appliance constructed to replace teeth that have been previously lost or extracted. You take it out to clean it and it may replace all of the teeth (full denture) or some of the teeth (partial denture).
There are two types of dentures, one being made with a hard plastic base and the other having a stronger metal base. The overlying denture and teeth can be made out of either a hard acrylic or porcelain.
Before any denture treatment is undertaken, it is recommended that you have a thorough dental examination. If you are having a full denture, it will involve an examination of the mouth and an assessment of the health of the gums. If you are having a partial denture, this examination will include a full check of your teeth, gums and other soft tissues of your mouth.
Radiographs (X-Rays) may be taken to ensure the teeth are healthy and strong enough to help support the denture. Both our dentists and hygienist are able to explain the procedures involved and options available if you are considering having a denture constructed.