Dentures are a removable alternative to bridges or crowns that can be used to replace missing teeth. Full dentures are the most traditional type available and are designed to replace all of the original teeth. However, Laffan Dental also offers partial dentures, which can be used to fill smaller gaps in your teeth.
Often referred to as a ‘plate’, dentures / partial dentures can be created in a lab using acrylic or metal to produce artificial teeth that are almost indistinguishable from original teeth. However, as they are removable it can be challenging to keep them stable in the mouth, which occasionally results in difficulty eating or speaking.
If you're not sure about dentures or partial dentures, you can visit Laffan Dental for an appointment and discuss your options. Dentures can be a convenient and reasonably priced replacement for missing teeth but for some patients, the lack of control over their movement makes it difficult to eat, speak or feel as confident as before.
Dentures can cost between £200 and £500 depending on whether you require full or partial dentures.
Typically if you have only a few teeth missing you will only require partial dentures, while patients will all teeth missing will require full dentures. However, your dentist will also suggest full dentures if your remaining teeth are likely to cause health problems in the near future.
Yes. The soft tissue supporting your dentures can still become unhealthy and infected if not carefully looked after. Regular trips to the dentist will ensure your mouth stays healthy and your dentures continue to fit correctly.
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