However many teeth you have missing, dentures can be a convenient way to help restore the natural look and function of your mouth.
At Palmerston Dental Surgery our experienced dentists provide made-to-measure dentures that look and feel like real teeth. We can also repair, reline or clean your dentures to help keep them in excellent condition.
Do I need dentures?
If you have many missing or damaged teeth, dentures can be the most affordable option for restoring your smile.
Dentures may also be recommended if you’re suffering from gum problems, persistent toothache, or you have difficulty eating or speaking. Dentures are suitable for adults of all ages, and are made from strong acrylic that’s designed to look just like the real thing.
At Palmerston Dental Surgery, we provide custom-made full and partial dentures to make sure you get a perfect fit. If you only have a few teeth that need to be replaced, we may recommend dental implants or crowns and bridges to fill the gaps instead.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth using a single appliance. Upper arch dentures fit over the roof of the mouth, while lower arch dentures only cover the teeth and gums so your tongue can still move freely.
If you choose full dentures, you’ll first need to have any remaining teeth extracted.
If you still have a number of healthy teeth, these can be used to anchor partial dentures on either side. These smaller appliances can replace as many teeth as needed, and they also stop your remaining teeth from shifting into the gaps.
As long as your remaining teeth are healthy, there’s no need for extractions when you choose partial dentures.
Looking after your dentures
After your new dentures are fitted, we’ll help you to keep them in great condition. If your dentures become stained or discoloured, visit our dental clinic for professional denture cleaning.
If your dentures get damaged, contact us to make an emergency appointment for denture repairs and relining.