Dentures are used to replace surround tissues and missing teeth in your mouth. There are two different types of dentures available- partial and complete. Partial dentures are used when there are still several of the patient’s original teeth remaining and complete overdentures are used when the patient has no teeth remaining.
When you are talking about complete or full dentures, there are types- conventional or immediate. They are created ahead of time and be placed in a patient’s mouth whenever their old teeth are removed. Disadvantages of having it is the fact that as your gums begin to heal, over time there will be some shrinkage which would require the dentures to not fit as securely as possible. For conventional prosthetic they will be able to be placed in the patient’s mouth about eight weeks after the patient’s teeth have been removed. For most patients, immediate should only be used as a temporary fix until they are able to receive their conventional ones.
This is a partial denture that can easily be removed and is made up of replacement teeth that would be attached to a matching gum-coloured base. The partial ones can be used in both the upper and lower jaw. This is a great alternative for the interim stages of the implant treatment plan, while the final crowns are not fitted. Patients who might not qualify for dental implants could also be good candidates for removable partial.
All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 3434 2934.