Dentures are fixed or removable replacements for missing teeth and are made of artificial gums and teeth that blend in with your natural teeth.
Dentures have been around many years and their function and comfort has greatly improved during that time. The main advantage of dentures is that they provide a more affordable solution than bridges and implants, while still allowing you to talk, eat and socialise with a confident smile.
Why you may need dentures
Dentures are always used to replace missing teeth. It’s important to fill the gap missing teeth leave behind for both aesthetic and functional reasons.
Chewing, talking and dental hygiene are all much harder when teeth are missing. Furthermore, missing teeth can cause your cheeks to sag, which can make you appear older than you are.
Above all, missing teeth can have a negative impact on your self confidence, but dentures can fix the problem.
The main causes of tooth loss:
The main causes of tooth loss that usually require dentures are:
Advanced gum disease
The different types of dentures
▸ Partial dentures
Also known as “crown and bridge” dentures, partial dentures only replace a portion of your teeth.
▸ Complete dentures
Complete dentures are used in cases where all teeth are missing in a single arch (upper or lower arch).
Introducing Valplast dentures
K2 Dental use the latest Valplast dentures (only available for partial dentures) which are made of flexible nylon.
If you just need partial dentures, the new Valplast dentures are the most comfortable and easy to clean option on the market today. The benefits of Valplast dentures compared to more traditional alternatives are:
They are more comfortable, because they move with your mouth as you talk and chew
They are less visible, because they are so thin and almost blend with your gums
They feel less bulky, because there is no metal frame to weigh them down
They last longer, because they are so strong.
Frequently asked questions
▸ What are dentures made of?
Dentures come in a variety of materials, the latest being Valplast dentures are made of a flexible nylon, other options available are standard acrylic and chrome dentures. We will always suggest the most appropriate option for you after an initial consultation.
▸ How much do dentures cost?
Acrylic dentures cost from £600, chrome dentures cost from £995 and Valplast dentures cost from £750. Payment plans are available for complex treatments. Our full list of prices & payment options are published here.