Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth usually made from specialist resins incorporating metal or porcelain for additional strength. Dentures can be either “complete” or “partial” both of which are specially designed and custom fitted to the individual. Properly made and fitted, dentures can significantly enhance the appearance and function.
A partial denture is used in conjunction with healthy teeth whereby the structure of the denture is anchored to surrounding natural teeth using custom designed metal anchors. Partial dentures not only improve the appearance and function but also prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of line.
In this case failing upper front teeth replaced with a partial denture to improve appearance and function (click to enlarge)
Dental implants or bridge-work may be an alternative treatment to dentures but we will advise as to the most appropriate technique on an individual case basis.
The process of making partial dentures may require some minor tooth modifications to ensure that the dentures fit correctly and comfortably. Part of the initial treatment will involve careful impressions of the mouth – this will allow precise construction of the denture in the dental laboratory. Following completion of your denture, you will be invited to a try-in appointment to fine tune the fit, colour and shape. We will also inform as to the most appropriate care for your new denture.
Dr Sharma will be pleased to consult with you about the provision of dentures or dental implants at his Harley Street practice in Central London.
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