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 £315

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 £893

 

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.