4 of the most common types of dentures explained


It can be very daunting trying to decide which of the many different types of dentures available is best for you.  This is especially true if you are a new denture wearer or have struggled to get on with dentures in the past.

Our most common denture types

All of our dentures at Kevin Manners Denture Clinics are made specifically with you in mind. We select the correct tooth, perfectly suited to your face shape and provide advice to help determine what you wish to achieve from your new smile. The shade, size etc of the tooth are all carefully selected to ensure maximum satisfaction.

1. Complete or full dentures

A complete denture (or full set) is for those with no remaining natural teeth.  They are made with great precision and designed to look as natural as requested by the patient. Made out of a durable plastic called acrylic, they can be tinted and shaped to mimic the look of the natural gums and muscles of the mouth, resulting in a very natural look.

2. Partial dentures

Partial dentures are for patients who have lost anything from one tooth to only having one natural tooth remaining. There are many different ways we can create these dentures to make them as minimal and as comfortable as possible – including the use of different materials and techniques.

It is often thought by many that a partial denture is not completely necessary and we often hear:  “Oh I’m only missing one tooth”.  However, a partial denture can stop the remaining teeth from drifting and moving.

gum fitter partial types of dentures

Just like full dentures, they can be made out of acrylic and can therefore be made to look very natural and discrete. To improve the comfort and fit they can also have other elements (such as metal) incorporated into them.

3. Immediate dentures

Immediate dentures are used directly after the extraction of a natural tooth and are typically placed on the same day as the extraction. Although these are possible they are not an ideal solution for all patients.  Therefore, it’s always best to consult your Dentist/Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) before to assess your options.

4. Implant supported dentures

Do you often struggle with loose or ill fitting dentures?  If so then implant supported dentures are a great option. Implants are used to secure the denture in place.  The denture clips onto the implant component and a solid fit is gained.

Similar to immediate dentures, it’s not possible for everyone to have implants so you should visit your dentist for an individual assessment.

Here at Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we offer a free consultation for all patients.  If you’re unsure about your options or just wish to gain some further advice/information about the different types of dentures available, please feel free to make an appointment.  You can come and see us at any of our clinics in Nottingham, Newark, Mansfield, Mapperley and Radcliffe on Trent.

We’d love to help in any way we can so please contact us on 0115 941 7052 for any advice or queries regarding your denture requirements.

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