|What Types of Dentures are Available?|
|Dentures are removable prostheses replacing teeth that are missing due to tooth decay, injury or disease. There are two denture types:
Full dentures are made from acrylic materials for the gums, while partial dentures may have a metal or acrylic framework. The denture teeth are generally acrylic, although porcelain is also sometimes used.
Full dentures fit snugly over your gums and are held in place by suction, though inevitably the lower denture can take some controlling at first (see the Frequently Asked Questions section for some tips). Partial dentures are retained using clasps that hook around your remaining teeth or precision attachments.
You have a surprising amount of choice open to you when it comes to your denture. There are several different standards of artificial teeth, with premium brands offering lifelike features that mean they are indistinguishable from natural teeth. So realistic that you and your clinical dental technician could be the only people who know you wear dentures!
The size, shape and colour of teeth vary from one person to another. The clinical dental technician’s skills mean they can choose the right denture teeth to suit you. The best dentures will help increase your confidence and your enjoyment of life. Once again, you can speak clearly and eat comfortably – and the support your dentures provide for facial muscles mean in some cases, it can be like having a non-surgical facelift!