Dentures come in many shapes and forms
They can be the simple singled tooth denture replacing the tooth knocked out at rugby or the full dentures replacing your natural teeth when all your teeth have been removed for whatever reason.
Whatever the size of denture, for whatever reason regardless of the materials used, Haxby Family Dental will work along with our technical colleagues to give you the best in materials and service.
Materials come in different qualities ranging from basic plastics to high impact plastics that can be hit with a hammer and not break!
As the paying patient you will be given the choice of materials which are then reflected in the price of your denture.
Where one or more teeth have been lost many people rely on partial denture.
Many are made completely out of plastic (acrylic).. some are given immediately after extraction as a temporary measure to allow healing… others are used for the duration. Other partial dentures can have their bases made from metal bases.
Haxby Family Dental can supply all types of dentures… keeping to what you are happy with but at the same time letting you know of newer materials on the market.
We can set the new teeth in the same position or we can reposition them to give better aesthetics and some times make you look younger.
Your dentist will discuss this at your appointment.
Where applicable, your dentist as an alternative to your denture, may suggest
using dental implants to fill any spaces or gaps. Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in the bone underlying your denture teeth and we can attach crowns and bridges to them, allowing you to throw away your denture and enjoy having your own teeth again
Full dentures invariably are required where there is no choice but to remove all your remaining teeth. Although over the years we have seen a reduction in the need for full dentures, there is still a need, even if it is mostly to replace exiting dentures.
Full dentures may simply be replacing all the upper teeth or all of the lower teeth and for many both upper and lower teeth.
Many non-denture wearers are surprised how people can wear dentures,
but they do… some better than others.
Ideally with all dentures, you need them checked professionally regularly and more so, you need the underlying soft tissues checked regularly, every one or two years.
Immediate Full Dentures
Should you need your remaining teeth removed and dentures we would endeavour to fit the denture on the same day… immediate dentures.
These should be considered temporary as the underlying bone and gum will change as healing takes place, making the dentures loose, unstable and uncomfortable.
Normally, after 6 months to 1 year, a new set of dentures will be made where the existing dentures cannot be relined.
Full Replacement Dentures
Full dentures will eventually become loose, become unstable and wear with time and the underlying changes to the bony gum ridges.
Ideally if you have dentures we would recommend that you have your mouth checked every year or two, where we will examine your mouth and the soft tissues and review your denture. We check for mouth cancers at the same time.
Where new dentures are required or recommended we can:
- Copy the shape and position of the teeth on the dentures to keep your existing look but taking into account the need to adjust for the wear and tear of the old teeth.
- Change the position of your teeth and at the same time give a more youthful look and smile transformation through repositioning the teeth and using a different shape and shade of tooth… our equivalent of a dental face lift.
- We can maintain a more natural smile or give you that more "Hollywood" smile … the choice is yours
- We can even include fillings such as gold in the teeth to make them look more natural…
- At your in-depth, initial consultation we will talk you through you needs and wants and areas which we feel you may benefit from.
- If you have full dentures, depending on the bone available, it may be possible to place dental implants which make it possible for you to click your dentures into place making them more retentive and stable.
- It is even possible, to have a number of implants placed to allow the use of fixed bridges. If this is possible then you will no longer have to rely on removable dentures and you will benefit from having your own teeth again.