Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth and are either full dentures, which replace all of your original teeth, or partial, which are used as an alternative to a bridge to fill gaps in your teeth.
What are full dentures?
A full denture is a removable acrylic base, or plate, which sits over the gums. On top of this sits a set of crafted acrylic teeth, which will be made to look as natural as possible. A partial denture is attached to the teeth either side of the gap.
When fitting a denture, your dentist will take an impression and precise measurements of the mouth over a number of visits. These will be given to a dental technician, who will build your dentures to the perfect size and shape.
There are many alternatives to removable dentures, such as dental implants. These implants hold a special denture firmly in place or are used to attach a permanent, hand-made set of porcelain teeth, which are as solid as real teeth. It’s a treatment that must be performed by a dentist who is specially trained. If you are interested in finding out more, ask your Bupa Dental Care dentist.
Book an appointment with your nearest Bupa Dental Care practice for this treatment.