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Dentures in Lanarkshire

The loss of your teeth can have a negative effect on your self-confidence and affect your ability to chew food. Should a malocclusion (incorrect bite) result from the loss of teeth the remaining teeth may be at an increased risk of future problems.

Also, as your teeth provide structure and support to your face and cheeks, tooth loss can result in a sagging face and make you appear much older than you are.

Dentures, commonly known as false teeth, can be fitted in place of missing natural teeth to reintroduce a functional bite and improve the look of your smile. They are usually made of acrylic or a combination of metal and acrylic. In some cases dental implants may be required to provide suitable retention for dentures.

Your dentist will advise you on your appropriateness for treatment using dentures.