A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are 3 types of dentures available:
Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. They can improve your smile and fill out your facial appearance by preventing the ‘sunken’ look that can occur with missing teeth. Dentures are specially made to look as natural as possible and the patient is able to choose the size and shade of the teeth.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore, immediate dentures should only really be considered as a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of position and maintain the shape of the face. They are made to blend in with the existing teeth and give a natural appearance.
From £500 – £900 (depending on amount of teeth on denture and materials used)