A denture (“False Teeth”) is an appliance that is placed in the mouth which replaces the natural teeth, but also supports the lips and cheeks providing improvement in facial aesthetics.
Dentures were in the past made of plastic. Nowadays, high quality precision dentures are constructed using flexible acrylic and metal alloys. This results in accurately fitted, comfortable and lightweight dentures that are very natural and indistinguishable from your original teeth.
Dentures can now be fixed in place using dental implants if needed.
Reline of Denture
It is important to realise that dentures will become a little unstable with time and should be resurfaced (relined) when required. Jaw bone and gums shrink and recede following dental extraction. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that oral tissue can be checked for changes and that denture relining can be completed.