The word ‘dentures’ makes us think of false teeth worn by the elderly that are often ill-fitting, move around and don't look natural.
Thankfully, modern dentures provided by Damira are made to fit better and look entirely natural.
Will Dentures work for me?
Dentures can be ‘full’ or ‘partial’ depending on how many teeth need to be replaced. These differ from bridges because bridges are permanently adhered to neighbouring teeth, whereas dentures are fully removable. Full dentures are fitted when all of your teeth in one jaw have been removed.
Your dentist will be able to tell you about the alternative treatments available, including dental implants and bridges. These options may not be suitable, for example, if the bone in your jaw is not strong enough to support dental implants, or you have too few teeth remaining for bridges to work. On the other hand you may simply prefer the idea of dentures to the other treatment options.
What to expect at my appointment?
Over the course of your appointments, your Damira dentist will carefully and gently carry out any treatment that may be needed to make your mouth healthy enough for dentures to be fitted.
If your mouth is healthy to begin with and no extractions have been necessary, your dentist can take impressions at your first appointment.
Your dentist will use the impressions to make a trial set of dentures that you will try on at your next appointment. Any amendments to the fit will be made and a careful note will be taken of any alterations in size or shape of your teeth will be made so that your final set of dentures will look entirely natural.
At your final appointment, your bespoke dentures will be fitted and you will be given advice on how to take care of them.
Interested in dentures?
If you need replacement dentures or believe that you will need dentures in the near future, please find your nearest Damira practice and arrange an appointment to discuss all the available options with your dentist.
Please also visit our page on dental implants in case these are of interest to you as an alternative to dentures. Our dentists are highly experienced and adept at fitting dental implants, dentures and will ensure that you receive the best possible care whichever option you choose.