Ask a cosmetic dentist: cosmetic dentures explored

Patients who have lost all their natural teeth may not think a cosmetic dentist can do much for them. However, at Harley Street Dental Clinic our skilled cosmetic team can work with colleagues including prosthodontists (who create dental restorations) and implant surgeons to restore your smile in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

cosmetic denturesModern dentures have come a long way from the false teeth used even 20 or 30 years ago. Dentures of a sort have been around since ancient times, but 21st Century restorations have been designed to look and act just like natural teeth. By combining your dentures with dental implants, your cosmetic dentist can create a bespoke treatment plan that will enable you to eat whatever you like, smile and laugh with confidence, and have less chance of experiencing bone loss.

Here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, we know the value of both your smile and your oral health. When you come in to see us for a consultation about ways to replace your missing teeth, your cosmetic dentist will undertake a thorough clinical examination of your gums and any remaining natural teeth, as well as taking a detailed medical history and finding out a bit about your lifestyle. This enables them to create the perfect set of cosmetic dentures to suit your needs.

Dentures can be made from a range of materials, including plastic and porcelain. At our Harley Street clinic we also offer the option of stabilising your dentures with dental implants, which replace the root portions of missing teeth and keep your dentures securely in place at all times.

The advantages of dentures are manifold. These include:

  • Helping maintain the shape of your jaws and face
  • Strengthening the facial muscles, which helps with biting and chewing
  • Preventing remaining teeth from moving position