Frequently Asked Questions
Will anyone know I am wearing a denture?
Absolutely not. We pride ourselves on producing natural looking dentures made with quality materials, only you will know
I don't like the idea of a plastic plate in my mouth, are there any other options?
There are other dentures available such as chrome which are extremely light and leave more of the roof of your mouth uncovered. There are also flexible dentures (Valplast) which you may find more comfortable and can be secured with clips/clasps around remaining natural teeth.
My existing denture fits really well but the teeth are discoloured. If I have a new one, can you guarantee a new denture will fit the same?
There is no guarantee that a new denture will feel and fit exactly the same as your existing one however, we will ensure that any denture we make for you will be comfortable and tailored to your exact needs. We can use an existing denture as the base for an impression (copy technique) which can help.
If I have more teeth out, will I need a new denture or can something be done with my current one?
Usually we are able to add teeth to an existing denture after extractions. In some cases a new denture may be beneficial but we will discuss all the options available with you.
I've tried a bottom denture before but wasn't able to use it properly, can you do anything to help?
It can take a little time to get used to a bottom denture. There are a number of options available which could help such as suction dentures or clips/clasps around remaining natural teeth. A quality impression at the start of the process is crucial to a well fitting denture. There is also the option of having an implant retained denture and if this is your preference, we can make a referral to a local specilaist for you. All of these options can be discussed in more detail at your consultation.
My face doesn't seem the same since losing my teeth, it looks sunken. Can you help with this?
Absolutely yes. This is not uncommon but we can provide dentures with lip support and facial support to improve your appearance.
How often should I replace my dentures?
Dentures usually need to be replaced every five to 10 years. The fit of your dentures will change over the years due to a number of reasons and it is normal for your mouth to change. Also, the teeth on your denture may wear down over time. We can assess the condition of your existing denture and suggest options to you.
What am I likely to have to pay?
We have number of options for you and these start at £250. We will discuss what your needs are, what options are available and come to an agreed cost with you. We can also offer instalments. You can find details about the options we offer on our Patients page.
Will my dentures cause problems with speaking?
When new dentures are first fitted, some people may have trouble with some words or sounds. This is normal and getting used to dentures takes a little time. We always do a ‘speech check’ when making our dentures so you can be reassured we will do our utmost to ensure we minimise any issues with speech.