Removable dentures have often been characterised as ill fitting cumbersome items sitting in a glass of water on cheeky traditional post-cards!
In reality well designed dentures can be an extremely successful way of replacing teeth, improving function and appearance and creating long-term stability.
This is particularly true of partial dentures combined with bespoke retentive crownwork.
Dentures often also have the advantage of being adaptable allowing for modification and addition of further artificial teeth if necessary.
Being removable, dentures are more easily cleaned out of the mouth and this promotes straight forward maintenance of any remaining natural teeth.
Dental implants may provide a more attractive fixed replacement option but may come at the cost of more complex “ in mouth” self maintenance. Denturework is usually less expensive than the comparative implant solution and for many patients offers an equally successful result.