Many people think that dentures have no place in the cosmetic dental revolution, but it’s not so!
At London Smiling by using the latest technology and techniques, cosmetic dentures can create the ultimate smile makeover.
There are two main types of cosmetic dentures: full and partial and we will help you choose the type of denture that is best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
How do Cosmetic Dentures Work?
Conventional Full Dentures
A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), whilst that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from moulds taken of your mouth.
Immediate Full Denture
An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. (Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during a prior visit.) While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.
A partial denture rests on a framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to dental bridges.
Implant Supported Dentures
Many of our guests with no remaining teeth or teeth that need removal do not want to wear a removable denture. Implants are the modern way to replace missing teeth. They are placed in the bone where the missing tooth would have originally been. Made of titanium, they fuse to the bone replacing the missing roots
The dentures are secured via the implants providing and are secure and can be secured so they do not move. In some cases we can actually provide “teeth-in-a-day” where implants and dentures are placed on the same day
How Long Before I Get Used to My Dentures?
New dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks or even months. Eating and speaking with dentures might take a little practice. A bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Excessive saliva flow, a feeling that the tongue does not have adequate room, and minor irritation or soreness are also not unusual.