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Partial Dentures

A partial denture, as the name suggests, is to replace some missing teeth in either or both the upper or lower arch. Sometimes it is required in one arch simply for appearance. More often it is required to improve chewing ability, but if remaining teeth are left unsupported, they can drift sideways or over erupt making future replacement difficult.

The other major reason to wear partials is to support an opposing full denture. As an example, where you have a full upper denture and only six remaining lower front teeth, when you bite on the front teeth of the denture, you will tilt the back of the denture down because of lack of support at the back part of the denture, plus it is impossible to chew food properly with missing teeth.

 

Chrome Dentures

Chrome dentures have a metal base plate or framework that sits on and around the natural teeth onto which denture teeth are attached by acrylic.

These are cast metal dentures generally considered to be the more permanent partial denture. Unlike plastic partial dentures are clipped to the natural teeth with clasps and most importantly incorporate rests on the teeth. The clasps hold the denture firm and the rests stop any damaging up and down movement.

Chrome partial dentures are far superior to plastic partial dentures because they are thinner and the gums stay healthier because the biting force is shared between the gums and the remaining teeth. In certain designs you are able to have an open palate allowing taste and hit and cold detection to be improved.

 

Full Dentures

Full dentures are for patients who have lost all their natural teeth in the upper or lower arch or both. Properly assessing the individual anatomy and personal requirements of the patient is integral to the success of the final product.

Fit, comfort and aesthetics are at the forefront when designing and manufacturing your dentures. All our full dentures are manufactured by us using high impact acrylic for superior fit and strength, and the teeth are of the highest standard.

Customising the teeth and gums for a more natural appearance is our aim.

When a full upper denture for the top arch and a full lower denture for the lower arch are required, the full denture will replace all the natural teeth and associated tissues.