Missing teeth can affect your smile and change the shape of your face, while also causing problems with speech and what you’re able to eat. The longer you wait to replace a missing tooth, the more at risk you are of developing gum disease which can lead to even more serious health concerns.
At CK Dental in Bristol, we offer a range of solutions including dentures and it’s not just older patients that choose these bespoke, natural-looking replacements.
Dentures can either be fixed or removable and the materials used include flexi, chrome and acrylic. We offer the following options:
Partial dentures: Partial dentures are used to replace one or more teeth alongside your natural teeth. The replacements are designed to fill in any gaps as well as blend with your remaining teeth and are fixed to a metal framework. Partial dentures can be made from chrome as there is support from your existing teeth and chrome can be preferable to acrylic as it is more durable, as well as lighter and therefore less bulky.
Full dentures: Full or complete dentures are required if you need to replace a full arch. The full set of replacement teeth are usually made from resin on an acrylic base which fits comfortably and snugly over your gums and jawbone. Either impressions or scans are taken, from which custom-made dentures are created.
Implant retained dentures: These use titanium screw implants placed in the jawbone to secure the dentures in place and provide a fixed, permanent anchor. The advantages over removable dentures include:
- patients feel they fit more securely
- they are easier to bite and chew with
- they can look and feel more natural