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Natural looking replacements for missing teeth

Whether you have a few missing teeth, or need to replace a full set of upper or lower teeth, dentures offer an effective solution. Sometimes known as false teeth, modern dentures are secure, comfortable and can boost your confidence by significantly improving how you eat and speak.

Dentures also help enhance your facial shape, especially around the lips and cheek area, preventing your face from appearing prematurely aged. Partial dentures are made to blend in beautifully with the shape and colour of your existing teeth, while complete dentures can pass for the real thing.

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What does the treatment involve?

The treatment process for dentures can be quite involved, and you may need to attend several appointments so we can get your final dentures completely right for you.

  1. During your initial consultation, we ensure you are suitable for dentures and that you are happy to proceed. We take impressions of your mouth so a wax model can be produced to check for fit, bite and comfort.
  2. Your final dentures are manufactured in a specialist dental laboratory and delivered to us at The Old Stables. We invite you for a fitting in the practice. Complete dentures are fitted in the top or bottom of your mouth, in a similar way to a mouthguard or removable brace. Partial dentures are held in place by small metal hooks, anchored to your existing teeth.
  3. We take time to check that your denture feels comfortable and secure, and you are happy with the look. Around a week after fitting, we arrange to see you again, to make sure your dentures are working correctly.

Frequently asked questions

  • Are dentures painful to wear?

    Your dentures should feel comfortable and secure in your mouth. If you find they feel sore or rub when they have first been fitted, they may need to be adjusted, so please contact us for help.

  • Will I be able to eat properly with dentures?

    You may find eating tricky at first, while your mouth gets used to your dentures. It can help to start with eating softer foods, gradually building up to other items. Before long, you will be fully accustomed to eating with your dentures.

  • Will dentures change my speech?

    It is normal to notice changes in your speech, and find speaking difficult at first. Reading aloud and practising speaking in front of a mirror at home will help you get used to speaking with your dentures.

  • Will my dentures move when I eat and speak?

    Dentures are fixed in place, so they shouldn’t move. However, they do have a tendency to become loose and uncomfortable over time, which can leave you nervous to smile or eat in public. We can help keep them in place with dental implants, fused to the jawbone to provide optimum comfort and security.

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