People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal and acrylic.
A 'complete' or 'full' denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws.
A 'partial' denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. It may be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps or 'precision attachments'.
Stop Worrying about your smile
Many of our denture patients tell us that getting modern, comfortable false teeth changed their lives.
If you have unsightly gaps in your mouth and feel self-conscious Parkfield Dental will be able to offer you advice and care.
The dentures we fit are hard wearing and mimic the look and feel of teeth and gums to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Please come and visit us to see if dentures could help change your life.
Frequently asked questions
How long will my dentures last?
Dentures usually last several years as long they are looked after. However, sometimes the shape of the mouth can change or the denture may wear and therefore your dentures will need to be relined or re-made. Bone and gum ridges can shrink, causing your jaws to meet differently. As Loose dentures can cause health problems, including sores and infections, not to mention discomfort. A loose or ill-fitting denture can also make eating and talking more difficult. It is important to replace worn or poorly fitting dentures before they cause problems.
Will I be able to eat with dentures?
You may need a little time to get used to wearing a new denture. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the denture from moving and start with soft foods cut into small pieces. As you become more used to your denture, other foods can be added until you return to your normal healthy diet.
Will dentures make me look different?
When teeth are lost the facial muscles lose support and this can cause visible sagging around the mouth area. This can make a person look older.
So replacing lost or missing teeth automatically improves appearance.
A complete or full denture replaces your natural teeth and gives support to your cheeks and lips. Also replacing missing teeth helps us to eat and speak properly. Dentures can be made to closely match your natural teeth so that your appearance hardly changes. Modern dentures may even improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face.