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5 February 2021

What are Dentures

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Dentures can be used to replace teeth on your upper and lower jaw or both. Dentures are a more affordable way to replace missing teeth, compared to dental bridges or dental implants.
Replacing missing teeth can give you back not only your ability to eat and speak clearly, it also gives back your confidence and could even make you look years younger.

At Knighton Dental we offer many different options to replace missing teeth and dentures are one of them. There are different denture options available here at Knighton Dental which fit a wide range of needs and budgets.
If dentures are something you’ve been thinking about, whether that’s a new denture to replace missing teeth or replacing your current denture we can help with your denture needs.

We offer a free consultation with our Treatment Coordinator, during this consultation she will be able to discuss different denture options available to you along with procedures, costs and finance/payments options. Depending on your clinical needs, number of teeth missing and your goals we may recommend partial dentures, complete dentures, or implant supported dentures.

Partial Dentures

A partial dentures are a great option when just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures can have an acrylic or metal base and they also require natural teeth to anchor the denture in place. We can add clasps or other attachments to help support the denture from moving around.

Complete Dentures

If you are missing all teeth on an entire arch, conventional complete dentures are a perfect solution. Complete dentures are best created after the tissue has healed upon removal of existing teeth. The healing process can take around 3 months. Alternatively, immediate dentures can be made before remaining teeth that need extracting and these can be fitted immediately after tooth removal. This avoids any social embarrassment. As the gum tissue heals the tissue sink during this process which can effect the fit and lead to adjustments needed after several weeks.

Implant-supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are the most permanent type of denture restoration. Implants are placed into the jawbone to replace the missing root to provide stability and support for the dentures, which will snap into place via an abutment. Implants also prevent bone loss. When a natural tooth is missing, the lack of stimulation from the root can cause the bone to deteriorate. Eventually, this can lead to further oral health problems including bone loss, gum tissue loss, and tooth loss. The implant acts as a replacement for the tooth root, stimulating the jawbone and preserving its structure.
Whenever tooth loss occurs, it’s important to seek prompt treatment. Replacing missing teeth will not only give you back a beautiful smile.
It will also improve your oral health and give you the confidence to eat and speak without worry.

At Knighton Dental we use the most skilled technicians to make the finest of dentures.We listen to your needs to make sure we get the result that you expect.

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