Restore your smile with secure and effective dentures
If you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth, dentures are a reliable and natural looking solution. They have numerous benefits, including helping to improve your speech and the way you eat, enhancing your facial shape and giving you back a confident smile.
What types of dentures are available?
Dentures can be either partial or complete, depending on how many teeth you need to replace. Both types are made from acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and metal, using modern materials for an aesthetic finish.
Partial dentures – are used if you need to replace a few missing teeth, not a whole arch. They fit around your existing teeth, and are made of an acrylic or metal plate with natural looking prosthetic teeth attached. Partial dentures use the surrounding natural teeth as support, usually using hooks or attachments to anchor them. They not only restore your smile, but ensure you don’t experience any alignment issues in your existing teeth.
Complete dentures – successfully replace a whole set of upper or lower teeth. They comprise a gum coloured acrylic arch with beautifully aesthetic prosthetic teeth attached. When fitted into the top or bottom of your mouth, complete dentures can easily pass for natural teeth, boosting your confidence and enabling you to smile again.Start Your Treatment Today
How are dentures made?
The process for making and fitting dentures can be quite long and involved, with several appointments needed, but it will all be worth it once you see the end result!
We begin with a detailed consultation appointment, where we talk through the process, ask you about your ideal results and answer any of your questions or concerns. We take digital impressions of your mouth in order to create an accurate model which is used to check the fit, bite and appearance of your dentures.
When we are both happy with the proposed look, your dentures are created in a dental specific lab. When they are ready, we invite you to the practice for your fitting. We show you how to place your denture in your mouth and give you some tailored advice on how and when to clean and remove them.Book An Appointment
Frequently asked questions:
It is important that you treat your dentures with care, to ensure they last a long time. You should remove them before you go to bed to give your gums a rest, unless advised otherwise, and store them in water or denture fluid to ensure they don’t dry out or lose their shape. Your dentures can be cleaned with a soft toothbrush, and if you have partial dentures don’t forget to keep any remaining teeth clean too. At your fitting appointment, your dentist will give you tailored advice and instructions on how to look after your denture, and we are always happy to help if you have any questions.
Yes, your dentures are removable. Your dentist will advise you when you should remove them, usually overnight, to clean them and rest your gums.
You may find that your new dentures affect your speech at first, as you get used to the feeling of them in your mouth. This is especially noticeable if you have complete dentures fitted. You can improve your speech by reading aloud at home and it will return to normal before long.
Yes, you should keep your dentures in your mouth to eat. You may find eating is tricky at first, so we recommend starting with softer foods and gradually introducing harder and more challenging items. Your dentures should remain stable as you eat and speak, but if you are concerned about them becoming loose you may wish to consider implant-supported dentures to create a solid foundation.
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