If your dentures are more than 5 years old, are very loose, have worn out denture teeth, and you find that you are having difficulty chewing, speaking, and smiling with confidence, then it may be time to replace them. It has never been so easy to get fitted for new dentures. We come directly to you in the comfort of your own home or care facility.
Complete dentures are made for those who are missing all of their natural teeth on the upper gum, lower gum, or both. Often called ‘full’ dentures, complete dentures are custom made for the patient as each mouth is unique in shape and form. Depending on the circumstances, it usually requires 3-5 appointments from start to finish. Complete dentures stay in place with suction and/or the use of denture adhesives but are designed to be removeable to clean and while sleeping. The typical lifespan of a new set of complete dentures is 5-7 years but could be more or less depending on the situation.
Partial dentures are made for those who are missing some but not all their natural teeth on the upper gum, lower gum, or both. They are custom made for the patient as no two mouths are alike in shape and form. Depending on circumstances, it can take anywhere between 2-5 appointments from start to finish. Most partial dentures have clasps that grab onto the adjacent teeth to help secure them in place but are designed to be removed for cleaning and while sleeping. They are designed to work harmoniously with the patient’s existing natural teeth in appearance and function. The lifespan of a partial denture is typically 5-7 years but can be higher or lower depending on the circumstances. There are generally two types of partial dentures, acrylic and cast (metal frame).
Acrylic partial denture
This partial denture is considered as a basic type denture although it will work perfectly fine and well in most circumstances.
- Relatively lower cost
- Can be used in circumstances where the patient’s natural teeth are not in the best condition
- Tend to be less costly and timely to repair.
- Disadvantages -Tends to be more ‘bulky’ feeling in the mouth
- May break more easily
- Not as precise
Cast partial denture
This partial denture is considered the better type of partial denture as it has a metal frame incorporated into its structure.
- Metal frame is able to be made much thinner than acrylic and this denture tends to be less ‘bulky’ feeling in the mouth
- More precise
- Less likely to break
- More costly
- Can be more costly and time consuming to repair