Sometimes a removable denture is the best or only option. If you are unhappy with your dentures, if they are loose, ugly, look like dentures to everyone, are embarrassing and you are not confident eating and in company we can help.
By constructing new dentures using special impression techniques, using high aesthetic denture teeth, laboratories who understand that a denture should look like a real set of teeth and taking our time to ensure you are happy before the dentures are finished we can make you more comfortable and confident. The need for sticky denture adhesive will be reduced or eliminated. In some cases we place a small number of dental implants to support dentures which helps keep them tight, prevents bone loss and prevents the dentures from moving. Even people who have worn dentures all their life can avail of the advantages of dental implants.
Acrylic Partial Dentures
Acrylic partial dentures are usually the most cost effective and can be made within a short period of time. Other advantages are that they can be relined, added to (in case you lose any more natural teeth) and can be used as a temporary denture before dental implants, or whilst waiting for chrome dentures.
Some of the disadvantages are that the acrylic denture base is slightly weaker due to its irregular shape and tend to break frequently, especially those made for the lower arch. In order to counteract this, the acrylic is usually built quite thickly, which can take a little extra time to get used to.
Chrome Partial Dentures
Chrome dentures, however, are more a long term material for a partial denture, as the frame and required components are all cast in one piece. This is just one of the many advantages chrome dentures have over acrylic dentures.
The components of a chrome partial denture rest on soft tissue and natural teeth, making the denture both tooth and tissue borne, thus distributing the load evenly during mastication, helping to protect the underlying bone.
Due to the strength of the chrome it can be made in a smaller, more efficient design, making it more comfortable to wear and live with, whilst giving you the security of knowing it has less chance of breakage.