Dental Dentures

Reclaim Your Smile with Dental Dentures

Are you struggling with missing teeth, making it challenging to eat, speak, or smile confidently? At Harbour Dental Practice, we understand the impact of tooth loss on your daily life and self-esteem. Our aim is to provide a well-fitting denture tailored to fit your unique needs, helping you restore your perfect smile and regain your quality of life.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are a reliable and time-tested solution for individuals who have lost some or all of their teeth due to ageing, injury, or other dental issues. At our dental practice, we offer various types of dentures to cater to your specific requirements, ensuring you experience the best possible outcome.

Types of Dentures

Complete Dentures: Complete dentures are recommended when all of your natural teeth are missing in either the upper or lower arch, or both. They are designed to replace the entire set of teeth and rest directly on your gums.

Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are a suitable option when you still have some natural teeth remaining. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-coloured base, which is secured using clasps that attach to your natural teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures: For individuals seeking increased stability and confidence, implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice. These dentures are anchored to dental implants surgically placed in your jawbone, providing superior support and preventing bone loss.

The Denture Fitting Process

Our skilled dental team will guide you through the denture fitting process with care and expertise. It typically involves several steps, including:

Consultation: We will thoroughly assess your oral health, discuss your specific needs, and explain the different denture options available to you.

Impressions: Precise impressions of your mouth will be taken to create custom dentures that fit comfortably and securely.

Try-in: Before the final denture is made, you will have a try-in appointment to ensure the fit, appearance, and comfort meet your expectations.

Final Fitting: Once the dentures are ready, we will make any necessary adjustments if needed to achieve a perfect fit.

Follow-Up: We will provide you with post-treatment care instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to ensure your dentures continue to function optimally.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

With proper care, dentures can last 5-10 years. Factors like oral hygiene, type of denture, and chewing habits affect their lifespan.

Clean them daily with a soft toothbrush and denture cleanser, soak them overnight, and brush your gums to maintain good oral hygiene.

It may take some practice, but you can gradually transition to most foods with proper denture fit and care. Avoid very hard or sticky foods initially.

While some people do, it’s generally recommended to remove them at night for oral tissue health and to prevent irritation.

Yes, partial dentures fill the gaps and are anchored by your natural teeth.

Modern dentures are natural-looking and well-fitted, minimising their visibility.