What are dentures?
A denture is a removable device used to replace missing teeth. It is used to replace either just a few teeth or a full arch.
What are dentures made out of?
Dentures can be made out of a variety of materials, such as acrylic which is plastic in nature or a metal framework denture made from chrome.
The type of denture you need, will depend on the number of teeth to be replaced, the strength of the denture needed and the condition of your remaining teeth. If you have a very strong bite a metal denture may be more suitable for you but if your teeth are missing at the front of your mouth you may prefer not to have any metal showing when you smile and so an acrylic denture may be a better solution.
How long will a denture last?
Dentures will become loose over time because your mouth will change shape as you grow older. We advise that you visit your dentist regularly to check the fit of the denture and that it is still doing a good job. Occasionally, the denture will need to be adjusted to improve the fit. Alternatively, if your mouth has changed substantially, it may be necessary to have a new denture made.