Modern dentures use comfortable and reliable materials to support replacement teeth, bringing back functionality and appearance to a smile. Dentures can be either partial, where they work to replace a few teeth in a smile, or complete, where they replace a whole arch.

Removable partial dentures use hooks to fit in place, using the existing teeth as support. Complete dentures fit against the contours of the gums and palate to fit in the mouth.

Dentures are usually made from acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and metal. Modern materials and technology mean partial dentures blend in beautifully with existing teeth, with complete dentures able to pass for the real thing.

Why have dentures?

Dentures come with a host of benefits, including:

What will dentures feel like?

It can take a little while to get used to new dentures, especially if you have a complete set. They may feel odd at first, and eating can initially be tricky, so it can help to start with softer foods and gradually introduce more challenging items.

You may find speaking is difficult at first, but this will improve as your mouth gets used to the replacement teeth. If you experience any sore spots, you may need to visit your dentist to have your dentures adjusted.

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