Complete your smile with natural looking dentures

If you are missing a full set of teeth, or have a few missing teeth you would like to replace, secure and aesthetic dentures are a great option. They come with a whole host of benefits, and we use modern materials in their creation to ensure partial dentures blend beautifully with your existing teeth and complete dentures look like the real thing.

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What are the benefits of dentures?

A reliable and trusted set of dentures can significantly improve the way you eat and speak, and give you the confidence to smile more in public and photographs with a look you can be proud of.

They are easy to look after and give a realistic appearance. Dentures can also enhance your facial shape, especially around the lips and in the cheek area, as they provide more structure and support, particularly with a full set. Also, partial dentures prevent your existing teeth from moving out of position and causing alignment issues.

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What does the treatment involve?

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Having dentures made and fitted can be quite an involved process, with a number of appointments in our practice to ensure we achieve the best results.

At your initial visit, we thoroughly examine your mouth, ensuring you are suitable for dentures. We discuss the treatment process as a whole with you and give you the chance to ask us any questions about your prospective new dentures.

At subsequent appointments, we take impressions of your mouth so a model can be produced. We check this for fit, bite and comfort, adjusting where necessary until we are both completely happy with the dentures.

Your final set of dentures are created in a specialist laboratory. When they are ready, we invite you to the practice for your fitting. Complete dentures fit securely in the top and bottom of your mouth with partial dentures usually held into place with hooks attached to your existing natural teeth. We check you are happy with your new look and arrange your review appointment for a few weeks time.

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Frequently asked questions

  • New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth, but you will become accustomed to them after several days or weeks. Adaptation varies with different people and often time and experience are essential before dentures can be worn comfortably and function effectively.

  • We have some useful suggestions and advice to help you adapt to your new dentures:

    Eating – Eating will take a little practice. Starting with soft foods and foods cut into small pieces will help. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent dentures from tipping. Once you become accustomed to chewing, include other foods until you return to your normal diet.

    Increased salivary flow – You may experience an increase in salivary flow when the dentures are first inserted. This is a natural response of the salivary glands that will return to normal after a few weeks. You can improve the situation by swallowing more often.

    Speech – New dentures may alter your speech initially. Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating troublesome words will speed up the adaptation process. This problem rarely persists beyond two weeks.

    Sore spots – Minor irritation caused by surface irregularities or pressure spots on the denture-bearing areas are quite common. Your dentist will relieve the discomfort by adjusting the denture surface. Stop wearing the denture if the irritation is very painful. Consult your dentist immediately.

  • If your dentures are becoming loose and uncomfortable, we can help retain them and make them feel more secure with dental implants. Implants provide a solid foundation and can greatly improve the function and comfort of your dentures. Please talk to us if you would like to learn more.

  • Dentures are designed to be hard-wearing, but they will last longer if you treat them with care. They should be removed before you go to bed so your gums can have a rest, but they must be stored in water or denture fluid as they could lose their shape if allowed to dry out.

    Clean your dentures with a toothbrush or a special denture brush and remember to keep your gums and any remaining teeth clean too. You will also need to attend regular check-ups so your dentist and hygienist can keep an eye on your oral health.

  • Depending on the complexity of each case, the duration of the treatment will vary. After the initial visit of examination and diagnosis, the subsequent visits will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the denture, fitting and review.

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