Partial dentures are used to fill spaces left by missing teeth, leaving the spaces can cause unnecessary strain on the teeth either side of the gap and also your bite will affected.

A partial denture is a plate with a number of false teeth attached to it, it may be made of either all plastic or part plastic, part metal. Both types may have clasps to make the plate more stable.

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Richard Parker Dentist

Dr Richard Parker

Dentist

Saima Javed Hygienist Therapist

Saima Javed

Hygienist/Therapist

Amber Bradley Dentist

Dr Amber Bradley

Dentist

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FAQ

The process is normally four appointments two weeks apart and usually takes between 8-10 weeks depending on what is needed at each stage.
We will start by taking initial dental impressions which will be sent off to the dental lab to have special trays made that fit perfectly to your mouth.

Further impressions will then be taken, which are more accurate and record your bite and how you close your mouth. This is where we will decide on which shade is required and what best matches the current existing teeth to create a natural look.

A wax model will allow us to see how the final product will fit and look, this is where we can make changes if we need too. If everything is fine, then we go ahead to the fit stage.

You will normally need to come back for small adjustments at first in order to get it perfect, we try not to alter it too much straight away as the mouth needs time to adjust.

Leaving certain spaces can ultimately leave unnecessary strain on the natural teeth that are left either side of the gap. This in turn can affect your bite and eating quality. The partial denture replaces these gaps and avoids the strain on other teeth while providing a better biting surface.

The overall look of your teeth will be better, especially if the gaps are anterior teeth and can be seen easily. This will create confidence and a better smile. Speech can also be vastly improved.

You can sleep with dentures in as many people do, however it is not recommended. It is important to let the underlying tissue rest and regenerate through the night.It is recommended that they are removed and cleaned with a denture cleaning tablet according to the instructions, and then kept in water overnight. We also recmmend brushing the underlying tissue gently while brushing/cleaning the denture, this allows any dead cells to be removed and keeps the gums healthy.

It can be quite difficult to get used to dentures for the first time, and eating will require some patience and time(especially with full dentures). Your taste maybe affected and can reduce the enjoyment of flavours. Sometimes you need to start off with softer foods and intoduce chewy foods with practice. It is important to have a healthy expectation of how much food you maybe be able to manage, and its not always possibly to eat all of the more chewy/tougher foods you did before.

Acrylic dentures are where the base is made of acrylic. They can be made with different palate sizes depending on where the teeth need to be placed. These can be repaired/alterered relatively easily, and they can have metal clasps added depending on what is needed.
You can also have a chrome metal based denture with the acrylic teeth, this usually has a hole in the palate and can be designed palate free. This is a private only option.

We also offer a flexi acrylic denture which is more flexible and can have acrylic clasps added in order to offer better athestic options. This is a private only option.

We also offer immediate dentures which are placed straight after a tooth has been extracted. These are temporary and will need replacing once the bone has healed as they will become loose and ill fitting.

Prices start from £400 for one arch depending on how many teeth and material/cosmetic options.

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