Dentures

Dentures
Complete and partial dentures can be used to replace teeth that are lost due to either age, decay or trauma. At Gwersyllt Dental Practice we use modern materials to make dentures that are more natural looking. They are custom made by a skilled dental technician working with the dentist over normally 5-6 visits. Please bring along any photos you may have or old dentures so that we can individually customise your dentures to give you the appearance you are looking for.

We can offer flexible partial dentures which fit tightly around natural teeth and can improve the retention and reduce the size of the denture on the palate. We also offer dentures retained by implants which help retain the denture securely and preserve bone around the implant.

We can copy the appearance and shape of your old dentures. If you have successful dentures that become loose or discoloured we can remake them without changing them dramatically. This can be a useful technique if you require a spare set.

How long do dentures last?
A well-designed and made denture can last many years, the materials do however wear away and discolour with time. The ridges in your mouth shrink as well as the jawbones by up to 7mm in 10 years. This is what makes a well-fitting denture become loose, move when you talk and give you sore spots under it. It is reasonable to expect that a denture needs to be replaced about every 5 to 10 years. Better quality teeth look better and last longer.

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