What is a denture?
A denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces some or all of the teeth. Acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal is typically used to make the denture.
A partial denture replaces some missing teeth, whereas a complete denture replaces all of the natural teeth in a jaw.
A good set of dentures allows you to eat and can often improve the appearance of the teeth. A denture can occasionally be used as a temporary treatment solution for patients undergoing multiple extractions and/or implant treatment.
How long does it take to make a denture?
It will take several visits to fabricate a denture, with each visit involving precise treatment steps that are required to ensure a comfortable fit and desired appearance. After your initial consultation, we can discuss the length of time, number of appointments, and procedures involved in fabricating your new denture. Our specialist prosthodontist is highly trained and specialised in the art of making dentures.
What to expect?
It can take several days or weeks to become accustomed to wearing dentures and to feel that a denture is comfortable and functional. It takes longer if you are a first-time denture wearer and as the number of teeth being replaced increases. Eating will take practice, and it is best to begin with soft foods cut into small pieces.
New dentures may also cause speech changes and pronouncing certain words may require practice. Following a thorough consultation and evaluation, we will be in the best position to advise you on the difficulties you may face.
Certain patients may find it difficult to adjust to wearing dentures, and their normal daily routine may be disrupted. Precision clips attached to dental implants are used in these instances.
How much do dentures cost?
Depending on the materials used and the number of teeth being replaced the cost varies.
An acrylic denture can range from €450 – €1350.
A chrome denture can cost €1650 for a full arch.