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Dentures at Preston Dental Surgery

Dentures are basically false teeth used to replace missing teeth. A partial denture is used to replace individual missing teeth, and a full denture is necessary when all teeth are missing.

Dentures can be made of acrylic, metal or a flexible material. The dentist would discuss and help decide what would suit the needs of each patient. dentures

The dentist would take impressions of your mouth that would then be sent to a laboratory to initially prepare a wax model of dentures to suit the patient’s specific fit and appearance. Further visits to the dentist may be necessary for minor adjustments to ensure that the right fit and look is achieved before the final set of plastic dentures are prepared and fitted for use.

An immediate denture is sometimes used when an impression is taken just before a tooth extraction. In such a case, a denture is prepared and immediately used to fill a gap left behind after a tooth extraction. Immediate dentures are not suitable for long term use because the initial fitting would not be the same once the gums heal post-extraction. The dentist would monitor the healing process and would advise you when a new denture /relining may be required.

Please call one of our dentists at Preston Dental Surgery – Your family dentist in Preston for any further information.