What are they?

A removable denture replaces missing teeth. ‘Partial’ dentures replace a few missing teeth and ‘full’ or ‘complete’ dentures are needed if all the natural are missing.

  • Complete dentures are made of acrylic (plastic).
  • Partial dentures bases can also be made of
    • acrylic.
    • cobalt chromium or titanium metal base: this type of partial denture is lighter, more secure, stronger and less bulky and more hygienic than plastic dentures
What are the benefits?
  • If you have lost some teeth, dentures can improve the way you look, bite, and chew and speak.
  • They are custom-made to match your mouth and can be made to look as natural as possible.
  • The teeth that are left are protected from wear and tear. Without dentures, the natural teeth may move or tilt, stopping
    your teeth biting together properly.
  • Dentures can be fitted immediately after front teeth have been taken out so that nobody will know that you have had a tooth out. These are called ‘immediate’ dentures. Immediate dentures will gradually lose their fit over six 12 months and the dentist will need to see you during this time. Further visits will involve possible relining of the denture to improve the fit. After six to 12 months, the healing process will have settled down and new dentures will be made. Both relining and new dentures may lead to extra costs.

Dentures will never feel like your own teeth and it can take time to get used to them. If you haven’t had a denture before, the dentist will want to explain the difficulties of wearing dentures, as well as the benefits and how you should look after your new dentures and the teeth you have left. Good oral hygiene is important to maintain the teeth supporting your dentures.


Flexi-dentures are made from a premium acrylic which allows some flexibility making denture-wearing a more comfortable process. Please enquire for further information.

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