Full and Partial Dentures in Forest Hill & Dulwich
A denture replaces lost or missing teeth and enables you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile again confidently.
A full denture replaces all of your natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw and supports your cheeks and lips.
A partial denture fills in the spaces created by your lost or missing teeth. It is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
The denture base is called a plate and is typically made from either acrylic plastic or metal. The teeth are usually made from acrylic are made to match your natural teeth. This is important in the case of partial dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my eating habits need to change?
No, not really, as denture wearers have few eating restrictions once you get used to wearing them. However, dentures aren’t as efficient as your natural teeth. If you experience eating difficulties at any time, it’s crucial to contact us. Poorly fitting dentures often contribute to eating difficulties. Dentures that fit correctly are vital for enjoying a well-balanced diet.
Can I replace my dentures with implants?
Yes, you can, and it may well change your life. When you have dental implants, you avoid the pain and embarrassment of dentures.
- Your teeth won’t slip or fall out
- You don’t need to avoid any activities
- You can usually eat what you want
- There are no clasps or clips to hold them in place
Will my dentures last a lifetime?
They are durable, but that doesn’t make them indestructible. They can sometimes discolor, chip, break and bend out of shape. With good care, your dentures can last for many years. Here are some tips for maintaining the appearance and extending the life of your dentures.
- Use a brush proper denture brush and a quality denture cleaner. Regular toothpaste is too harsh for dentures
- Store your dentures in a container of denture-cleaning solution or water
- Soak them in warm, not hot water. Hot water often damages their shape
- Use a cleansing tablet once a week to kill odor-causing bacteria
Dentures offer many benefits to the people who wear them. While they may take some initial adjustment, they can enhance your smile as well as your long-term confidence. Visit us at least once a year to evaluate the fit, appearance and to receive oral cancer screening.