Dentures

Dentures are removable teeth (also known as ‘false teeth’)  that these days can be made of Acrylic or Metal

Not everyone realists that they can be used to replace single teeth as well as many teeth.

Dentures

We can provide dentures in as little as 48 hours in case of an emergency and we never let you leave without teeth!

Advantages

  • 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)

Disadvantages

  • 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.

Acrylic dentures

Advantages

  • 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)

Disadvantages

  • 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 £450

Metal dentures

Advantages

  • much slimmer than acrylic ones
  • stay put better than acrylic ones (more secure)
  • easier than acrylic teeth for eating with as they move less

Disadvantages

  • 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 £1500

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.

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What they say about us

Losing teeth through gum disease

Having suffered from gum disease and lost several teeth my wife nagged me into seeking remedial treatment.
I researched treatment both in the UK and Overseas, but being self-employed I really could not afford to take time off and have extensive visits overseas so finding a local specialist I could trust was paramount.

Andrew and his team are indeed one of the most professional you will find and their expertise and understanding of your needs becomes apparent very quickly.
All of my treatment was carried out on premises including CT Scans and Implant surgery saving me valuable days of time and travelling.

I can honestly say the only discomfort in the 4 months of treatment I recieved was getting used to my temporary dentures and Andrew made this very clear from the start that this wouldnt be easy. He was right!

Even the two hour Hygenist session I needed before Implants was painless.

However, treatment now over I now have my IRD’s fitted they look brilliant, fit and work perfectly with no glue, pastes or powders to keep them in place. I am now eating normally again (which I havent done for years) and most of all enjoying smiling at everyone!

If you have any concerns about your teeth, gums or appearance go and see the team at Winning-Smiles – it could change your life, not just your appearance.

I’m incredibly grateful to them.

I had advanced gum disease and missing/ failing teeth. The worse they got the harder it was to fix. I was so terrified of both the dentist and of being judged for allowing things to get so bad that I couldn’t even phone. In a brave moment, I filled in the contact section of the Winning Smiles website. Denise phoned me the following day. She listened, was sympathetic and booked me in for a consultation with Andrew. At our first meeting, I had scans and Andrew explained what treatments I was suitable for. I was given detailed costs of my options and I left to consider them without pressure. I opted for both upper and lower implants. Andrew explained my best chance of a good outcome was to have immediate fixed teeth on the bottom and a temporary denture at the top while my bone grafts/implants healed and integrated. The surgery was a long day but at no point was I in any pain or discomfort. Andrew and his dental nurse Sam checked on me constantly and reassured me throughout. I left with fixed lower teeth and a temporary upper denture. The next day I was slightly swollen but much better than I had expected which I told Andrew when he phoned to check on me. The remainder of my treatment was done over the following few months without pain or stress. Fast forward to today when I had my first check-up since my upper teeth were fitted. I can’t describe how thrilled I am with the final results. I smile without thinking about it, eat what I want and my general health has greatly improved. My new teeth look amazing but very natural which was exactly the look I wanted. I’m no longer terrified of the dentist and happily attend my checkups/hygiene appointments. My treatment was fantastic from start to finish and I can’t recommend Andrew, Sam and the team more highly. I really wish I’d found them sooner. This has really been a life-changing experience and I’m incredibly grateful to them.