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Dentures and Implant Retained Dentures

Dentures and Denture Repair Dublin

All types of Dentures are provided for our patients to suit their dental requirements. This will be discussed with you to give you the best possible results using premium quality materials. We also provide a Denture Repair service to ensure you never have a reason not to smile!

What are Dentures?

Also known as ‘false teeth’, dentures are removable dental appliances that act as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. We custom make dentures to closely match your natural teeth, giving a natural result that will enhance your smile.

Types of Dentures

There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures which may be retained by implants. Complete dentures are used in cases where all of the teeth are missing, whilst partial dentures can be used in cases where some natural teeth still remain. Partial dentures are used to fill in any spaces created by missing teeth, and to prevent the remaining natural teeth from moving position.

Denture Religning

Dentures sit on top of the gum, but the gum changes shape, particularly in the period following extraction meaning dentures may become mobile. The denture can be relined to improve the fit, but this will make the denture heavier.

Implant Retained Denture

An Implant retained denture is a denture that is supported and attached to implants. An implant retained denture is used when a person has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. It has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.

Over Denture

Partial dentures can sometimes move as gums change shape. Securing the denture to an existing tooth can be the solution and a stud can be fixed to an adjacent tooth. The partial denture then 'clicks' onto this stud to secure it in place.

Chrome Dentures

There is now an alternative to a plastic denture. Plastic dentures can be heavy and also cover a large area of the palate which can affect heat and taste sensitivity. Chrome dentures can solve all these problems.

Fitting Complete Dentures

Fitting dentures requires a number of appointments over a period of several weeks. Your dentist will take highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements in order to create your custom made dentures.
After the teeth have been removed you will be fitted with what is known as "immediate” dentures for a period of 4-6 weeks whilst the gum tissue heals. During this time your permanent “conventional” dentures will be made. These will be fitted once the tissues have shrunk and healed and any necessary adjustments have been made. A number of “try-in” appointments may be necessary to attain a proper fit, shape and colour, and fit.
At your final appointment, your dentist will make precise adjustments and place the completed denture, to ensure a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experiences some soreness, as well as an increase in saliva flow, and possible chewing and speech difficulty for a period of time, however as your muscles and tissues become accustomed to the new dentures, this will subside.

Your dentist will give you detailed care instructions for your new dentures. Practicing good oral hygiene, and proper cleaning as well as regular dental visits will prolong the life of your new dentures. Although dentures are very durable appliances, they may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted over time due to normal wear and tear.

Reasons for Dentures

Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch
Partial Denture - Loss of several teeth in an arch
- To enhance the smile and facial tissues
- To improve chewing, speech, and digestion functions

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To book an appointment for Dentures please contact:

Park Clinic Dental 01 2853666
Knocklyon Dental 01 4936909