Dentures can be used to replace all or several missing teeth, preserving your facial structure, enabling you to eat properly and giving the appearance of a full set of healthy teeth.
There are two main types of denture:
1. Full Denture
If you need to replace the whole of your upper and lower teeth, a full denture may be the best option.
Getting a good fit with a full denture is very important. If your denture is loose or ill-fitting, it will rub on your gums creating discomfort and difficulty when eating and speaking. Your gums will shrink and change shape in the years following the extraction of teeth, so a once well-fitted denture may become loose and need re-lining, do not hesitate to visit your dentist if this happens.
2. Partial Dentures
If you have a few missing teeth, a partial denture may be a good option for you. A partial denture clips onto the surrounding teeth and fills in the gaps.
A standard partial denture has metal clips which can sometimes damage the teeth that they clip onto. However there is a type of partial denture called a Flexible Denture. This type of denture is made from a flexible plastic and clips onto your surrounding teeth without causing any damage. It is the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing option as there is no unsightly metal, just gum coloured plastic that sits comfortably and securely.
Ask your dentist about Valplast Flexible Partials.
Removeable restorations are the most afordable solkution. Flexi dentures are long lasting option.
Dentures are available free under HSE patients every five years