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Removable dentures are one of the most common ways of replacing missing teeth. Dentures can replace either a few teeth (a partial denture), or a whole set (complete dentures). Complete dentures are best made of acrylic (plastic). Partial dentures can also be made of acrylic. Alternatively, they can consist of acrylic teeth on a light metal alloy base: this type of partial denture is more secure and less bulky, but also more expensive.

To make sure that the dentures fit your mouth properly, the dentist will take an impression of your mouth. A dental technician will then use this to make models for the denture to be built on. Sometimes, second impressions are taken. The technician will make wax blocks that the dentist will put in your mouth to record the position of your jaws in relation to each other. The dentist then trims and seals the wax blocks to show the technician how your teeth should bite together and the shape to make the denture. A trial denture is made and put in your mouth. The dentist will ask you how it fits, feels and looks and at this stage final changes can be made to your denture to ensure you are completely happy with the finished product. This trial denture then goes back to the technician who permanently fixes the teeth, ready to use. The whole procedure will take 4-5 appointments over approximately 6-8 weeks.

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Banchory Dental Practice - Aberdeenshire

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9 Station Road
AB31 5XX