Dentures are artificial teeth attached to a base plate that can replace all of your teeth or just fill the gaps in your smile. They are attached to your mouth using a combination of suction between the roof of your mouth and the plate of the denture. They are not a permanent replacement and should be removed at night time and for cleaning.
Well-fitted dentures will allow you to eat a varied diet, smile with confidence and speak without worrying that your denture might slip. We create smiles that suit your appearance and personality, so you can regain your confidence. If you are missing some or all of your teeth and would like to explore replacement options, Dale House Dental Practice can help.
Fitting dentures is a simple procedure that will likely take place over 3-4 visits to our dental practice. We can handle all stages under one roof, so you won’t have to be referred to another venue. We may start with extractions, if any of your remaining teeth are failing. We’ll give these time to heal before taking impressions of your mouth and gums to help design your denture.
Your denture is created in a lab and you’ll then return to the practice for your final fitting. It can take some time to get used to wearing a denture, and it may need final adjustments to help it to feel more natural. We’ll offer you complete aftercare advice so you feel confident caring for your denture at home. We also encourage you to attend regular checkups, as the shape of your mouth can change and your denture may need adjustments over time to maintain a close fit.
Custom dentures are designed for your facial features, so they look similar to your natural teeth. They are designed just for your face, rather than a generic denture. A custom denture will also fit more securely in your mouth, which means there is less chance of it slipping when you eat, speak or smile.
Dental implants offer a permanent alternative to dentures that will allow you to fix your denture in place using 4-6 dental implants per arch. Dental implants are growing in popularity as they look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
There is currently a long waiting list for NHS dentures, and the care and support you receive when opting for NHS care might differ from private care. With private dentures, we can dedicate additional time to fitting your denture and providing aftercare support.