Dentures

Dentures

As a comprehensive dental practice, we have a highly experienced Dental Prosthetist with an on-site lab to perform our denture services. Every patient receives the highest quality appliances made from the best materials available.

Our practice opened in 1996 as a comprehensive dental lab before adding an extended clinical team of Dentists and staff. Not only does this provide consistency for our patients, but it also enables us to offer more efficient services.

Dr Naseem (Dentist) and Paul (Dental Prosthetist) work hand in hand to craft personalised treatment plans for our denture patients and there is no need to send anything to an external lab, it is all done right here!

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Curious as to which types of dentures are available?

Complete Dentures

Are you looking to replace all of your teeth at one time? If yes, then complete dentures-traditional “plates” that cover your entire upper or lower arch-are considered one of the most effective and affordable denture solutions. A complete denture sits on top of the gum tissues. The suction between the plate and your mouth is what holds the denture in place.

Denture Repairs & Relines

If you have a broken or ill-fitting denture, an adjustment, repair or relining could have it fitting better in just one appointment!

Relines of dentures are suitable when they’re not heavily worn. The lifespan of a denture is generally around seven years, and it can be relined twice, then needs to be replaced. The reason dentures loosen is due to gum/bone shrinkage or recent extraction.

The major benefit of a reline is that older appliances fit more comfortably across your gums with a tighter suction for better security. We can do a reline the same day if patients call first, then drop the denture off in the morning, to pick up that afternoon.
Repairs are generally required if there are obvious cracks or breaks, or if you have a loose tooth. These can also be done the same day if patients call first, then drop them off in the morning to collect that afternoon.

Partial Dentures

If you still have some of your teeth and just need to replace those teeth that are missing, getting partial dentures is an excellent solution. This removable denture snaps into place around your existing teeth. Your remaining healthy teeth will be preserved.

Acrylic Partials
Budget-friendly and easy to create, acrylic partial dentures are composed of affordable materials with small metal clasps that allow them to grip onto adjacent teeth.

Cobalt Chrome Metal Partial Dentures
Digitally created metal dentures utilise a particular alloy base that provides a high level of stability that allows you to bite and chew confidently. The cobalt chrome framework sits on your gums with clasps around your remaining teeth for additional support.

Flexible/Flexi denture

Flexible dentures, also known as flexible partial dentures, are a type of removable dental appliance used to replace missing teeth. What sets them apart from traditional dentures is the material used in their construction. While traditional dentures are rigid and often made of acrylic or metal, flexible dentures are crafted from a flexible thermoplastic material, commonly called Valplast.

Denture Repairs & Relines
If you have a broken or ill-fitting denture, an adjustment, repair or relining could have it fitting better in just one appointment!

Relines of dentures are suitable when they’re not heavily worn. The lifespan of a denture is generally around seven years, and it can be relined twice, then needs to be replaced. The reason dentures loosen is due to gum/bone shrinkage or recent extraction.

The major benefit of a reline is that older appliances fit more comfortably across your gums with a tighter suction for better security. We can do a reline the same day if patients call first, then drop the denture off in the morning, to pick up that afternoon.

Repairs are generally required if there are obvious cracks or breaks, or if you have a loose tooth. These can also be done the same day if patients call first, then drop them off in the morning to collect that afternoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer denture repairs and relines?

Yes! If you have a broken or ill-fitting denture, an adjustment, repair or relining could have it fitting better in just one appointment. With a reline, older appliances fit more comfortably across your gums with a tighter suction for better security. Or if you’ve dropped your denture and it’s cracked, we can help with that too!

How long will my dentures last?

Generally, you can expect your dentures to last between 5 and 7 years. Just as natural teeth do, dentures wear down and stain with age. Your mouth is also constantly changing. To ensure that your dentures fit properly, they will need to be adjusted at various times.

We recommend seeing your dentist once a year for a denture checkup. You should always notify your dentist at the first sign of irritation, regardless of how minor it may seem. Your health and comfort are paramount.

How quickly will I adjust to dentures?

Initially, it may feel strange to wear dentures. They may seem too large, and you may detect an increase in saliva. Rest assured that this is normal. Once your facial muscles and oral tissues adapt, your dentures should feel comfortable. Some people adjust to dentures in a short period such as a few days to a week, while others take a little longer.

How should I clean my dentures?

We suggest cleaning your dentures over a basin of water or a damp towel to avoid breakage in case you drop them. You can brush them using a denture brush and denture cleaner or soap. Only use lukewarm water and avoid abrasive pastes or powders. You should clean your dentures after every meal.

Will dentures affect my eating?

At first, it takes a bit of time to adjust to wearing dentures; it also requires some patience! However, before you know it you’ll get used to your dentures. Our dentists can help you work through any challenges and discuss the best ways to get used to biting and chewing with your new dentures.

Will dentures affect my speech?

Initially, you may notice minor differences in your speech. There’s no reason to be concerned, however. Once your mouth gets used to the change, this should subside. Reading aloud is a great way to restore normal speech quickly.

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