What is a Denture?
Dentures come in acrylic (plastic) or metal form and are used in order to replace lost or missing teeth.
There are two kinds of Dentures:
Full Dentures: A ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. Full dentures can be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps or ‘precision attachments’. They replace all your own teeth by fitting snugly over your gums. Full dentures also assist you while eating and speaking and boost your confidence all at the same time.
Partial dentures: A ‘partial’ denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. If some teeth can be saved, partial dentures are a better alternative than complete dentures for replacing a missing tooth in the lower jaw.
When can Dentures be fitted after tooth removal?
Immediate dentures can be fitted straight after your teeth have been removed. However you will need to visit our dentist in Watford beforehand for them to take mouth measurements and impressions. An added advantage of immediate dentures is that you don’t have to be without teeth while your gums are healing. Overtime, as your gums shrink, your immediate dentures may need relining, adjusting or even replacing. Sometimes our dentist in Watford may advise you to wait until your gums are healed before having your dentures fitted in.