Dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit comfortably in the patient’s mouth, and can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. There are two main types of dentures:

  1. Complete dentures: These are used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or both. They are made of a gum-colored acrylic base that fits over the gums, with porcelain or acrylic teeth attached to the base.

  2. Partial dentures: These are used to replace one or a few missing teeth, and are attached to the remaining natural teeth using metal or plastic clasps.

Dentures can be a good option for people who have lost teeth due to injury, decay, or other factors. They can help improve the appearance of the smile, allow for better chewing and speaking, and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place. However, dentures may take some time to get used to, and may need to be adjusted periodically to ensure a comfortable fit.

Denture options at Chalfont Dentist

At Chalfont Dentist we offer a range of high quality denture types. We use reputable, experienced dental laboratories, and provide both traditionally made dentures, and digitally made dentures. The types of dentures we can make include:

Traditional acrylic dentures

We make our traditional acrylic dentures with a high impact acrylic so that they are more resistant to fractures. The acrylic material is colored to match the color of the patient’s gums and is designed to fit comfortably in the mouth.

Metal dentures

Our chrome cobalt metal dentures are thinner and more lightweight compared to traditional acrylic dentures, so these can be more comfortable to wear. However, they require some existing teeth to be present to attach to. 

Flexible dentures

Our flexible dentures are similar to traditional acrylic dentures, but the material is flexible and can therefore attach around teeth. These are more lightweight than traditional acrylic dentures and more secure.