Dentures

Dentures

Although we will always do all we can to ensure you keep your natural teeth as long as possible, sometimes replacing missing teeth with modern dentures (removable false teeth) designed to look and operate exactly like your natural teeth and gums is necessary. Dentures can help with speech, eating, and overall appearance and confidence. However, they no longer carry negative connotations, with more and more people wearing them due to enhanced appearance and comfort.  There are several options for how to go about choosing the right dentures for you, and we all always talk these through with you in detail before work begins.

The process

This will consist of several visits:

  • Primary Impressions. We will take a mould of both your upper and lower jaws, sterilise them and send them to the dental technician.
  • Secondary Impressions & Bite Registration. We will record how you bite using models made by the dental technician and wax blocks. We may also need to take another impression on a custom-made tray to ensure an accurate fit. You will choose the type, shape and colour you want for your dentures, with prices varying accordingly.
  • ‘Try-In’. A wax-plate version of your dentures is made to ensure you are happy with their appearance, whilst the dentist will check you are biting accurately. You can still change your mind on any of the details at this stage, and we will be happy to accommodate you until you are completely satisfied.
  • Final fitting. We will make sure you are completely comfortable with your new teeth before you take them home – with a new, big smile on your face!

What is the right type of denture for me?

  • Acrylic. Coming in a range of standard or deluxe, our light, plastic dentures are available in a range of different qualities using high-strength plastic.
  • Chrome/Cobalt. Cosmetic plastic teeth supported on a metal framework allow a denture to be made without a full palate – meaning the roof of your mouth is left free. Special clips grip the denture to your teeth for added security.
  • Flexidentures. We are proud to offer a brand-new type of denture which is so aesthetically pleasing and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it! Strong, lightweight and flexible, they will adapt to the constant movement of your mouth without the bulky feeling often associated with traditional dentures.

Dentures may feel a bit strange, but with our dentists’ help and guidance, you will soon get used to wearing them.

Depending on the number of affected teeth, you will either need complete or partial dentures. Please get in touch with us for more information