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Flexible Dentures

Flexible dentures are a modern, comfortable alternative to traditional rigid dentures. They are made from a thin, pliable nylon material that adapts to the unique contours of your mouth, providing a snug, natural-looking fit. Unlike conventional dentures, flexible dentures don't require metal clasps to stay in place, making them virtually invisible when you smile.

As a dentist with over 28 years of experience, I've seen the difference flexible dentures can make in my patients' lives. At Kennett Road Dental Practice in Oxford, we offer custom-made flexible dentures that combine the latest technology with expert craftsmanship to give you a beautiful, functional smile.

The Benefits of Flexible Dentures

Flexible dentures provide a comfortable, snug fit that adapts to your mouth's shape, ensuring a more natural feel. The material used in flexible dentures blends seamlessly with your gums, creating a natural-looking appearance without the need for unsightly metal clasps or a bulky acrylic base.

The lightweight and compact design of flexible dentures eliminates the need for coverage on the roof of your mouth, allowing for a less invasive and more comfortable experience.

Crafted from durable, almost unbreakable nylon, flexible dentures offer longer-lasting durability compared to acrylic dentures. The biocompatible, non-allergenic material used in flexible dentures is gentle on your gums, reducing the risk of irritation or discomfort.

Lastly, flexible dentures make it easier to eat and speak compared to traditional dentures, allowing you to enjoy your daily activities with increased confidence and comfort.

Are Flexible Dentures for Me?

Flexible dentures are an ideal solution for individuals who desire a quick and affordable way to replace missing teeth due to decay, gum disease, or injury.

Those patients who seek a more comfortable and natural-looking option compared to traditional dentures will find flexible dentures to be an appealing choice.

Also, flexible dentures offer a viable alternative for those patients who are not suitable candidates for dental implants or bridges, due to irregular mouth shapes or jaw bone structures.

The Flexible Denture Process

Getting flexible dentures typically involves a multi-step process. First, you'll attend an initial consultation with your dentist to assess your oral health and determine if flexible dentures are the right choice for you.

Next, your dentist will take precise impressions of your mouth to create an accurate model for your custom dentures. These impressions are then sent to a specialised dental laboratory, where skilled technicians will fabricate your flexible dentures.

Once your dentures are ready, you'll return to the dental office for a fitting appointment, during which your dentist will ensure a comfortable and secure fit, making any necessary adjustments.

Finally, you'll have follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make any further adjustments, and ensure that your flexible dentures are contributing to your overall oral health and well-being.

Flexible Denture Alternatives

While flexible dentures are a great solution for many patients, fixed bridges, adhesive bridges, metal dentures and implants are alternative tooth replacement options to consider.

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that fills the gap left by one or more missing teeth. It's typically anchored to adjacent teeth with crowns, providing a stable, natural-looking solution.

However, bridges do require the alteration and drilling of healthy teeth and can be more expensive than dentures. Metal dentures are another removable denture option that offers durability and strength. They may be a good choice for patients who want a more robust denture but don't mind the visibility of metal clasps.

Your dentist will help you weigh the pros and cons of each option to determine the best solution for your unique needs and goals.

Regain Your Confidence with Flexible Dentures in Oxford

If you're looking for a comfortable, natural-looking solution for missing teeth, flexible dentures may be the perfect choice for you. At Kennett Road Dental Practice, we're dedicated to helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles with the latest dental technology and personalised care.

Our experienced dental team will work closely with you to design custom flexible dentures that fit your mouth perfectly, restore your oral function, and blend seamlessly with your natural smile.

Don't let missing teeth hold you back any longer. Contact us today to schedule your flexible denture consultation and take the first step towards a happier, healthier you!

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