A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissue.
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause issues with
- Eating and speech
- Teeth moving on either side of the gap
- Loss of facial muscle support resulting in a premature aged look
There are 2 types of dentures
- complete dentures (a full set), which replace all your upper or lower teeth, or
- partial dentures, which replace just one or a few missing teeth
A denture improves chewing ability and speech.Provides support for facial muscles greatly enhancing the facial appearance and smile;giving you confidence.
Your choices here at WIgan Dental and Implant Centre
With the benefits of my further training and interest in removable prosthodontics.
We will design your dentures even before fabricating so that they are
- customized and appropriate for you
- hygienic in design to reduce plaque collection around your
- minimize coverage of your palate so you can feel and taste your food and drink better and become less aware of your denture
- keep tooth supported where possible so that as your palate or gum changes shape by inevitable bone resorption the denture stays in the same position
- retentive so move as little as possible in function
- help preserve your remaining teeth for the long term
- an excellent fit
- Give you the appearance you desire.
In addition to standard dentures which are made from plastic (acrylic) or metal which traditionally are rigid, here at Wigan Dental Centre we can offer flexible partial dentures.
These are made without the use of a metal frame and are instead manufactured from strong, durable plastic. The plastic used is so strong that the partial denture can be made very thin, eliminating the heavy, bulky feel you can often get with more traditional dentures. A flexible partial denture is far less visible because there are no telltale metal clasps and the material itself blends with the tissue in your mouth.
We are enthusiastic to provide
Comfortable functional complete dentures.
We work jointly with Tony from Bury Dental Laboratory to do give you our best result.
Another option is to make the dentures much more secure with dental implants using locators or ball attachments.Here in the upper arch we can significantly reduce the coverage of your palate by your denture allowing you to feel and taste your food better and in both the upper and lower jaw not worry about your dentures moving or dropping whilst you are speaking and eating.Dentures attached to implants have been shown to significantly improve the quality of life of denture wearers