Complete dentures are substitutes for an entire arch of teeth which function and retain from the patients remaining tissues and bone of the mouth.
About Complete Dentures
The Complete Dentures that I provide will fit much better than the one you currently have once you have adapted to it.
We will make it to the best possible standard using all of our skills and knowledge, giving you the best possible chance of being able to wear it comfortably.
We are, however, reliant on your adaptation to the denture and it will require considerable practice and effort on your behalf to make it work. A similar analogy is learning how to use chopsticks instead of a knife and fork. In the unlikely event that the new lower denture is unsatisfactory for you, we may need to consider a more complex option to support the denture – i.e. dental implants.
If after the above treatment you feel that you need an even more stable lower denture, we can consider placement of 2 dental implants, which will stabilise the denture.
This is dependant upon enough bone being present for placing the implants. A CT scan would be required to assess this.
The additional fees for the two dental implants securing the lower denture would be discussed. I am almost 90% sure this will not be necessary.
- How long will my denture last?
We suggest your denture will require assessment and possible new dentures every 6-8 years depending on tooth wear, fit and aesthetics.
- How long will the dentures take to make?
Generally dentures will take 4-6 weeks to complete however this will vary on each case depending on complexity and treatment required.
- Will the dentures break?
All dentures have the possibility of breaking as do natural teeth. The restorations are made with the best possible materials to resist this as much as possible however breakages are still possible.
- Will the dentures require impressions?
There is a possibility of scanning the mouth rather then taking traditional impressions, however, they may still require smaller impressions depending on the situation and the case.