Dentures are a cost-effective means of replacing several missing teeth (partial dentures) or to replace a full arch of teeth (complete dentures).
Dentures can be removable, or secured in place with dental implants.
The kind of dentures you can choose from include:
Acrylic: acrylic dentures are made from a mouldable plastic that sets firmly, making them a good choice of material for dentures, as they require alternations after a period of time. Acrylic dentures are easy to repair and clasps can be added for additional support. A cost-effective option, acrylic dentures are hardy, durable and can be polished for an enhanced aesthetic.
Cobalt chrome: these type of dentures have a light alloy metal base plate or structure that sits on and around your natural. Denture teeth are attached to the denture with acrylic. Cobalt chrome is the strongest and most durable material that can be used to create dentures. Patients with allergies to metal will not be suitable for cobalt chrome dentures.
Flexible: typically used for minimal dentures in cases where a few teeth need replacing. Flexible dentures are a type of partial denture which provide a secure fit with minimal palate and visibility. They provide excellent comfort for chewing and speaking, due to the flexible nylon materials from which they’re made.
Implant retained dentures: it’s possible to fix a denture in place with dental implants, which gives unparalleled stability. Using implants and dentures together also means your jawbone health won’t be compromised, as it will be receiving the stimulation is needs from the implants, which function as replacement tooth roots.Enquire Now
Dentures have been an extremely popular option for replacing missing teeth for decades. Having dentures can improve your quality of life, by allowing you to smile with confidence and no longer struggle with functions like chewing and speaking. Modern dentures are made with an excellent degree of craftsmanship, can last many years with the right care and look and feel a real set of teeth.Enquire Now
Dentures that fit correctly and are properly looked after should not cause you any discomfort. If you find you have denture sores on your gums or the roof of your mouth, you should contact us right away, as it may be that you require a new set of dentures to replace the old ill-fitting set.
It’s normal to feel some mild irritation as you acclimatise to wearing dentures – this should subside after a few weeks as you get used to speaking and chewing with them.Enquire Now
Whilst dentures can greatly improve your chewing ability compared to having no teeth remember, they are not your natural teeth. It’s normal that some foods are more difficult to chew with when you have dentures such as lettuce, apples and toffees!Enquire Now
With consistent care, dentures have an average lifespan of between 3 and 4 years, no matter what material they are made from. We will be able to advise you when you require new dentures made during your routine appointments with us.Enquire Now
You should avoid consuming sticky and tough foods, as well as foods that have sharp edges in the first weeks that you begin wearing dentures. You will eventually be able to graduate to eating a wider variety of foods. Do not use toothpicks to remove food from your dentures, as this could damage them.
You should care for your mouth by brushing your existing teeth, gums and tongue every morning and night, using fluoride toothpaste to keep issues like gum disease and tooth decay at bay.
Make sure you clean your dentures by:
Hayley Roberts Lead Treatment Coordinator GDC No. 148999
Lucy Jayne Cartwright Treatment Coordinator GDC No. 142928