When a natural tooth or number of teeth are lost it is important to replace them. One of the ways your smile may be restored is by wearing a denture. Dentures are removable false teeth which may be used to restore your smile & improve function (chewing ability) following tooth loss.
Denture technology has improved greatly in recent years & there are now many more options available than has been the case in the past. Dentures may be what we term ‘Partial’ Dentures which may be used to replace anything from a single tooth to a number of teeth; or they may be what we term ‘Full’, or ‘Complete’ Dentures which are used to replace all of the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw (or both).
Dentures may also be made of acrylic (a plastic resin), or in some cases Cobalt Chrome (a metal alloy). With a Cobalt Chrome denture, the framework consists of a very thin precision casting to which the replacement teeth & acrylic are attached. Patients often prefer the feel of alloy dentures as they can be made in a thinner section than is the case with acrylic dentures. Being metal they also conduct heat better than acrylic which can lead to them having a more natural feel. However, there are limitations & this type of denture may not be suitable for everyone.
Dentures may also vary in terms of quality, & we offer many choices to suit your individual requirements from ‘economy’ dentures all the way to the very best Cosmetic Dentures.
Cosmetic Dentures may also be made of either acrylic or chrome alloy and will employ the very best ‘Ivoclar’ teeth from Liechtenstein. These teeth provide the most natural appearance possible so that nobody will even know you are wearing dentures!
They are made from a special, very tough type of acrylic which not only looks great but allows them to last much longer than standard teeth. Leeds City Dentalcare Cosmetic Ivoclar Dentures are also made using a revolutionary injection moulding technique which provides better fit & greater strength than conventional processes.
It is always important to appreciate that not everyone will tolerate dentures to the same extent. Some people wear them without any problems whatsoever, whereas others may struggle to tolerate them. It is always best to discuss any concerns you may have at the outset & our dentists will work together with you to provide you with the best solution.
It is important to remember that it is not at all uncommon for new dentures to require adjustment soon after they have been fitted. Sometimes a number of adjustments may be necessary in order to obtain the best fit, & we will always carry out these early adjustments for you as a part of your treatment & without additional cost. We want you to be happy with your new dentures & will always do our best to help you.