Dentures (Full/Partial)

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They are made out of an acrylic resin. Usually, porcelain or metal will be added for additional structural support. Dentures also help to strengthen muscles controlling your expressions. Well-fitted dentures will correct any speech problems resulting from missing teeth.

Advantages:

  • Low cost
  • They can correct problems with speech and chewing.

Disadvantages:

  • Dentures take a little while to get used to.
  • There is maintenance involved.
  • In the first few days, you may encounter speech problems.
  • You may suffer from mouth irritation or sores. These are usually caused by poor dental hygiene, and not removing your dentures when necessary.
  • Your mouth is constantly changing in shape so dentures may need to be replaced to achieve a better fit.
  • You will only be able to chew at 15-23% efficiency compared to a person chewing with their natural teeth.
  • In the case of a full upper denture, the upper palate is covered and this will affect your sense of taste.