Dentures are one of the simplest and most affordable ways to replace lost teeth. Having missing teeth can make eating and speaking difficult and can even make you feel less confident. Our dentists can help you get your beautiful smile back.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable appliances that usually consist of artificial teeth connected to a pink plastic base.
Types of Dentures
- Partial Dentures: This type of denture is suitable when the patient still has some natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures will usually have a clasp to secure them to your existing teeth.
- Implant Retained/Supported Dentures: If the patient has lost most or all their teeth in one arch, an implant retained or implant supported denture can help provide a more stably supported denture. Before the denture is made, a small surgery is required to place a set of dental implants in your jaw. The entire procedure, from implant placement to receiving the final denture will take around 3 months.
- Full Denture: This type of denture is suitable when the patient still has some natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures will usually have a clasp to secure them to your existing teeth.
What can I expect from denture treatment?
In general, the denture treatment takes 1 to 6 weeks (approximately 2 to 4 visits) to complete. The actual duration is dependent on the severity of the problem. If you are thinking of having dentures made, please call any of our clinics across Singapore to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists.
1. First Consultation
A mould of your teeth will be taken. We will also let you select your preferred tooth shade for the denture to match your existing teeth. These records will be sent to a laboratory, which will design and produce a denture prototype that fits you.
2. Second Visit
Your dentist may take a more detailed mould of your teeth and check your bite. This will ensure that your dentures have a comfortable and secure fit and are able to function well.
3. Third Visit
You will be required to ‘test’ the prototype denture to see if any adjustments must be made. Once you are happy with the aesthetics, alignment and fit, the prototype will be sent back to the lab, for the final denture to be made.
Once we have received the finished product from the lab, we can issue it to you. Finally, you can return home with a beautifully restored smile.