What is a denture?
A denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.
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Flexible partial dentures are the comfortable, beautiful, and affordable choice. It was long thought that removable partial dentures had to be rigid to be effective. The innovation of the Valplast® Flexible Partial allows the restoration to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.
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At Maple Dental Practice, we offer a wide range of treatments for restoring teeth. Our team is particularly skilled and qualified to deliver these treatments to a very high standard. One solution to replace several missing teeth is a denture. Dentures can be partial, consisting of a plate with a few artificial teeth attached to it, or they can include a full arch of teeth if you are missing all your teeth on the top or bottom jaw.
A denture is made from hard-wearing material that mimics the look of teeth and gums to give you mouth a natural appearance. Your denture will be made to fit snugly on your gums and you will be able to remove it for cleaning. Wearing a denture for the first time will take some getting used to, especially when speaking or eating and chewing.
It is important that you take extra care in your hygiene regime so that you can avoid bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. One of our hygienists will be able to show you how to best take care of your denture and gums and will tell you about specialised brushes you can use to do this.
We look forward to looking after your smile!