Dentures are made from Plastic otherwise known as false teeth. They will replace missing or lost natural teeth. Dentures are normally the last resort. Many people may need dentures as they get older; losing teeth is not a normal part of an aging process. If you care for your teeth well and guard against periodontal (gum) disease, you should be able to keep your teeth for a very long time.

Dentures can be either Full or partial. Full dentures are made for people who have lost all of their natural teeth. Dentures can be given more support by placing implants in the bone which go underneath the denture. Partial dentures are used to replace missing natural teeth. They attach to nearby teeth.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are made from (acrylic) plastic materials for the gums, while partial dentures may have a framework of metal. The denture teeth are generally acrylic although porcelain teeth may also be used. Full dentures fit over your alveolus. Gums and are held in place by suction and control; though inevitably the lower denture can take some controlling at first, Partial dentures are retained using under cuts and clasps that hook around natural teeth or precision attachments which have a locking mechanism.

Denture comes in all different shapes and sizes you have of choice open to you when it comes to your denture. There are several different types of artificial teeth, with premium brands offering lifelike features that mean they are indistinguishable from natural teeth. So realistic, in fact, that you and your clinical dental technician/ Denturist could be the only people who know you wear dentures. The size, shape and colour of teeth vary from person to person. The clinical dental technician’s skills mean that they will be able to choose the right denture teeth to suit you. The well made dentures will help increase your confidence and your enjoyment of life. Once again you can speak clearly and eat comfortably with support from your dentures your facial muscles can provide almost a like a non-surgical facelift.


Full dentures cover your entire jaw, upper or lower or even both full dentures rest directly on the gum that covers the bone. Full dentures are custom made for you. The process involves multiple appointments, usually about five. The denturist/CDT first takes impressions of your mouth. At later visits, you and the CDT/Denturist select the size, shape and colour of the artificial teeth. Nobody expects an artificial limb to look, feel and work as a naturally,speak and eat as well or better than the real thing. While dentures may work for many people, they will never feel or work as real teeth. Fortunately, there are many techniques available to improve dentures fit and effectiveness.

Many denture wearers find that over the counter denture adhesive products help their dentures feel more secure? Sea Bond adhesives impregnated paper cut to fit the underside of the denture adhesives are easy to apply and not messy as other adhesives. Sea Bond and pastes may cushion dentures over sore areas to allow healing. Full denture wearers, people who have no teeth, should continue to see their dentists/Denturist once or twice every year. The dentists/Denturist will screen for infections and signs of oral cancer. Generally the dentistDenturist will see signs of changes in the fit of the denture. As the natural teeth are lost due to accident or disease, the supporting bone, the alveolus, begins to shrink away (absorb).

After years of wearing dentures, the alveolus may completely absorb away, dentures that once fitted tightly and worked well no longer stay in place, what can dentists/denturist do to tighten up loose dentures? A lot can be done. How well do the upper and lower dentures line up? Is occlusions refer to or known as the way the teeth bite together.

Poor biting together of dentures are a common reason for dentures to shift while chewing. Imagine that the front teeth meet early or the left teeth hit before the ones on the right side. This is known as dislodging the denture especially when chewing, this at certain occasion can be resolve buy the dentist/denturist by trimming the other side slightly (known as balancing occlusion).Sometimes the only answer is by having new dentures. When teeth are lost the gums do not stay the same shape forever, this is for Edentulous (gums with no teeth) gums change shape all the time.

New denture may become loose in a few month or over time and become unstable, this is simply because there are\spaces under the denture and they may even start to dig in at certain areas. Buy reling the denture,this is fills the spaces with acrylic, because of the shrinkage the extended part of the denture may be trimmed and adjusted When the alveolus (bone tissue under the denture) becomes very small, the well fitting dentures become loose and uncomfortable. May techniques by the dentist /denturist can be used to help to resolve these issues

Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures made from either acrylic or metal framework with plastic teeth (acrylic) and gum areas. The framework includes metal or plastic clasps and or other attachments that hold the denture in place. However, partial dentures are removable therefore easily cleaned.

A partial denture is a removable appliance with one or more artificial teeth, which would restore aesthetic appearance as well as your ability to eat confidentially and efficiently. If you have missing individual teeth, due to an accident, disease, or genetics, partial dentures are a comfortable and cost effective way of having  a complete well functioning set of teeth.

By replacing missing posterior teeth, you can keep a solid biting surface, which can reduce the risk of potential problems like TMJ (Jaw) pain. Your natural teeth will drift apart if there are spaces between your teeth, so it is import to make sure that does not happen; partial dentures would fill any missing tooth in your mouth, having replacement teeth wild stop and any drifting apart of your natural dentition. Partial dentures would keep your natural teeth stable. Partial dentures fill in any missing gaps, so that you can smile with confidence, and know that you have no missing teeth or gaps.

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Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are worn after immediate extraction of natural teeth. The reasons for this is because if you want to avoid the embarrassment of being seeing with missing teeth, the immediate denture will give you temporary teeth which will look almost identical to natural teeth. If you have teeth extracted, your mouth will need to heal for at least four weeks before a complete denture can be made. In some cases, your dentist may suggest that you use an immediate denture in the meantime. This denture is meant to be temporary. It may be helpful if you have a limited number of teeth extracted, particularly front teeth, and you do not want to go around without teeth. It will be inserted at the time of extractions. As your mouth heals, the gums and bones may shrink. The immediate denture will be relined to adjust the fit.

Additional Information


Rebasing is done when the denture base has not worn out in comparison to the denture teeth. It is a process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base with new acrylic which provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.


In most cases your denturist can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be replaced to an existing denture.

If your denture requires a repair, it may have underlying problems, including ageing of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit. Your denturist is the professional who can best explain how to prevent denture breakage from occurring. With our on-site laboratory, most dentures can be repaired the same day or in one hour.


This consists of adding a new base material to the tissue side of the denture(fitting area) so that it fits properly. An impression is taken inside your existing denture, and in most cases the reline is completed on the same day the impression is taken.

Relining affects only the fit of your denture, and will not change the appearance. Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinking). This could be due to:

  • Loss of weight
  • Loss of teeth
  • Ageing
  • Disease of illness
  • Tooth extraction