Missing teeth can impact oral health and diminish personal confidence. At Aurora Dental and Implant Clinic, we offer bespoke cosmetic dentures to support your facial muscles and restore the aesthetics of your smile.
Cosmetic dentures are a type of dental prosthesis, designed to restore both the appearance and function of a person’s smile. There are different types of cosmetic dentures, with full dentures replacing entire rows of teeth (top, bottom, or both). Partial dentures may be used where there is just a small gap caused by one or two missing teeth.
In addition, there are implant-supported dentures which are fitted to implants that are placed within the jawbone. Unlike full or partial dentures, implant-supported dentures are not removable.
Dentures are widely perceived to be aimed at older individuals. However, anyone who is missing a tooth or teeth may benefit from cosmetic dentures. A consultation with your dentist can assess your suitability for dentures, along with determining the type of dentures that might be right for you.
Following an initial consultation, your dentist will take measurements and a mould of your mouth to make sure your dentures are a perfect fit. This information will then be sent to a qualified dental technician for your dentures to be created. Once your dentures have been made, you will attend a final appointment with your dentist for your dentures to be properly fitted.
The process for getting implant-supported dentures is slightly more complex, involving a short surgical procedure in which the implants are fitted into the jawbone.