Restore your smile with secure, comfortable dentures.
Dentures are a great way to replace one or more missing teeth. They come with a host of benefits, including helping to improve how you eat and speak, enhancing your facial shape, particularly around the lips and cheek area and boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
Dentures are removable and usually made from acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and metal. Partial dentures are designed to blend in beautifully with your existing teeth and complete dentures can pass for the real thing, meaning only you need to know you are wearing them.
What is involved in having dentures made?
The making and fitting process for dentures can be quite involved, as we take care to ensure your final set of dentures is secure, comfortable and that you are completely happy.
At your initial comprehensive consultation, we will take impressions of your mouth so a wax model can be produced. We use this to check for fit, bite and comfort. Once we are completely happy, this model will be used to create your final set of dentures.
Once your dentures have been custom-made, we will invite you in for a fitting appointment. A full denture will be fixed in the top or bottom of your mouth, and will consist of a non-removable gum-coloured arch with prosthetic teeth attached. A partial denture will seat around your existing teeth, and we can occasionally use your natural teeth for support with metal hooks.
What will my dentures feel like?
It can take a little while to get used to your new dentures, particularly if you have been fitted with a full set. Initially:
- You may find eating tricky, so starting with softer foods and slowly introducing other items will help.
- You may experience difficulties speaking, and you may notice changes to your speech, but you can improve this by reading aloud or practicing talking when alone.
- Your dentures may feel sore – if this occurs, they may need adjusting so please contact us and we can help.
Dentures are designed to be hard-wearing, but will definitely last longer if you treat them with care. You should remove them before you go to bed to be cleaned and to give your gums a rest. Your dentures need to be stored in water or a special denture fluid to keep them from losing your shape or drying out.
You will need to keep your dentures clean with a toothbrush or special denture brush, and it is important to remember to keep your gums and any remaining teeth clean too. You will also need to attend your regular check-ups with your dentist and hygienist so they can keep an eye on your oral health.
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We’ll always talk you through your options and give you all the information you need to ensure the decision you make is the right one for you.
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