Missing one or several teeth? There's no need to feel embarrassed.
Dentures, otherwise known as false teeth or plates are a great way to replace missing teeth so you can have a natural smile again.
Dentures at Northcote Dental
What are Dentures?
Dentures are a form of prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth and surrounding oral tissue. Modern dentures can be either removable or permanent forms over implants and can replace individual or a full mouth of teeth. Properly fitted dentures are nearly indistinguishable from your real teeth, making them an excellent option for patients who are missing teeth.
Why should I get dentures?
Losing teeth can affect your life in many ways. From changing your appearance to hindering your ability to speak clearly, to preventing you from enjoying a nice meal. Dentures help to restore these functions back. They enhance your appearance by giving you a healthy and radiant smile, so you regain your confidence and improve your quality of life.
Types of Dentures at Northcote Dental
Complete dentures are created to replace a full jaw of teeth. They can be made after the teeth have been lost or removed (known as conventional dentures) or prior to removing teeth (immediate dentures).
Partial dentures are a great way to restore your smile when you have some natural teeth missing but also some healthy teeth remaining. They are removable dentures held together by a bridge or wire and used to replace one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures can be made from different materials (acrylic, flexible or metal). Your dentist will go through with you what the pros and cons are for these materials and suggest the best option for you.
Denture Adjustments And Relines
If your dentures are worn, discoloured, broken, uncomfortable or loose, then you may need adjustments to help improve the comfort of your dentures. Denture adjustments or relines are simple procedures and can be done on the day of your visit or within only a few days.