Tooth loss can occur for any number of reasons and dentures can be used to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth can have a massive impact on your life, ranging from difficulty in chewing food to adversely affecting your self-confidence. It is therefore imperative that you correct this problem as soon as possible.
But what is the difference between normal dentures and cosmetic ones? To put it simply, cosmetic dentures are the superior option. They look and feel completely natural, so much so that it is often impossible to tell that you are wearing dentures at all!
Are all Cosmetic Dentures the same?
Not quite. Here at Confidental Greenwich we use only the best materials – either acrylic or cobalt chromium. Depending on whether you require a partial or full set of dentures, the appropriate material will be used. Partial dentures are advised when only some teeth are missing and clip around the teeth that are already there. Full dentures work in 2 ways, an upper full denture via suction and a lower one by depending on how much of a ridge there is.
What if my dentures don’t fit properly?
In some cases, when teeth are not present the underlying bone can resorb which can cause a denture to be ill fitting. In this instance we can offer Implant Retained Cosmetic Dentures. This treatment involves placing 4 dental implants which then fasten onto the denture thus securing it in place. This improves the feel of your denture allowing you to get through the day with ease.
How long will it take to make my dentures?
As we want to give you the best possible treatment we can, it will take around 5 appointments to make your dentures just right. Over the first two appointments we will take various impressions of your teeth in order for our technician to make a wax copy of your dentures. On the third appointment, we fit the wax model to ensure it is perfect before the final acrylic one is produced. It takes around 1-2 weeks for your cosmetic dentures to be made and fitted. The final appointment is a review, where we can make any alterations to ensure that you are completely conformable with your new dentures.