Dentures can be used to replace several or all of your upper or lower teeth. They provide support to your cheeks and lips as well as allowing you to eat and speak normally. Replacing lost or missing teeth can help to improve your appearance, by filing out your face and cheeks. The dentures will be made to match closely your natural teeth and may even help to improve the appearance of your smile.

Dentures can be fitted immediately after teeth are extracted, to ensure that you do not have to be without teeth while your gums heal. However following an extraction your gums will naturally shrink as the sockets heal. This will mean that after four to six months your dentures may need relining, adjusting or replacing.

Traditional dentures are made from acrylic or metal, but at White House Dental Studio we are also able to offer newer cosmetic dentures Valplast. They are made from a strong nylon resin which allows them to be flexible, durable and very comfortable as well as looking very natural.

Dentures will take four to five weeks to construct and you will need to arrange appointments with the dentist every week. This allows for the dental technicians to have time to build the dentures to the dentists exact specifications, from impressions taken of your mouth.

Eating will take a little bit of practice, but as you gain more practice you should be able to eat a full and varied diet. The same will be true when you talk, it may be necessary for you to practise reading aloud and repeating difficult words.

During the first few days it is advisable that you wear your dentures continuously. After your mouth has got used to the dentures you will be able to take the out before going to bed. This allows your gums to rest and keep your mouth healthy. It is best to store dentures in some water when they are not in your mouth to prevent them warping.

Dentures if cared for properly should last several years. However your dentures will need to be relined and re-made because of normal wear and tear. If your dentures become loose they can cause health problems so it is advisable to replace them before they can cause damage to your mouth.