Dentures are removable teeth (also known as ‘false teeth’) that these days can be made of Acrylic or Metal, and we also make ‘Flexi-dentures’ now.
Not everyone realists that they can be used to replace single teeth as well as many teeth.
We can provide dentures in as little as 48 hours in case of an emergency and we never let you leave without teeth!
- Dentures can be made in as little as 48 hours in case of an emergency
- Dentures can cost as little as £200 (single tooth temporary denture)
- Dentures often move around, causing soreness, or embarrassment
- This makes eating and socialising more difficult
- Food often gets stuck under them
- When covering the palette it can reduce the enjoyment of food
- They need to be taken out and left in a glass by the bed at night!
To discuss whether dentures are right for you, book a free consultation with us.
- are the most economical way to replace missing teeth and are very easy to add to. Eg if you have one or several gaps and think that the remaining teeth may also be lost in time then an acrylic denture is one way to have the flexibility of adding teeth without breaking the bank
- acrylic dentures can look very natural.
- can be used for replacing 1, few or all of your teeth
- quick – sometimes can be done in a single week (temporary dentures only)
- patients who have acrylic dentures often complain that they get food stuck under them so they need to be cleaned after every meal.
- acrylic dentures tend to move around during eating and do not stay firmly in place. Some patients use denture glue to stick them in. This fills the mouth with gooey stuff…
- bulky, often affect speech
- patients report that they don’t taste their food as well.
- upper denture usually covers some or all of the palate
- full lower denture (with all lower teeth) is impossible to eat with and will move in and out of view during speech!
- having a full upper or lower denture (or both together) will seriously restrict you diet – to soft stuff!
Cost from £315
- much slimmer than acrylic ones
- stay put better than acrylic ones (more secure)
- easier than acrylic teeth for eating with as they move less
- more expensive to produce
- often a metal clip or clasp will show at the side of your smile
- food gets stuck under them/around them (but not as badly as under acrylic dentures)
- harder to add teeth to later
- require some solid existing teeth to attach to
- not possible if there are no existing teeth to attach to
- take longer to complete than acrylic dentures – usually 6 weeks or so
Cost from £893
Flexi-dentures (also known as ‘valplast’)
Flexible dentures are a fairly new product very similar to acrylic dentures with one important difference. Because they are flexible they can work to replace a small number of teeth and fill a gap without necessarily covering the palate.
They look and feel very much like acrylic dentures (see above) but being slightly flexible allows them to ‘pop’ into place where 2 or 3 teeth are missing but there is still a tooth either side of the gap.
We tend to use flexi-dentures as temporary teeth whilst awaiting a more permanent treatment like a bridge or dental implants.
- quick and easy to fit
- less bulky than acrylic dentures
- good for small to medium sized gaps
- can cause recession around neighbouring teeth if worn for more than a few months
- stain more easily than conventional acrylic dentures or porcelain teeth
- not appropriate where a large number of teeth are missing eg a whole lower or upper jaw.
Cost from £400
The Free Consultation
Without seeing things for ourselves, we can’t tell people what their options are.
And so with that in mind, we are happy to offer free consultations, as this is a big decision for most people. We are careful to take budget, comfort and appearance into account when explaining all the available choices and there is never any pressure to proceed, and certainly not on the day.
We set out to be a friendly practice and try to provide everybody with what’s right for them, at an affordable cost. We hope our dentist reviews give that impression.