Dentures

Our Clinical Dental Technician

Julian Smith is our Clinical Dental Technician.  He is an expert at making comfortable, natural looking Dentures.  Julian is extremely popular with patients because of his relaxed and friendly manner.

What are Dentures?

False teeth, plates, dentures, they all mean the same thing. Dentures are one of the oldest forms of dental treatments.  Dentures have come a long way over the last few decades.  New materials and techniques allow us to make dentures which look great and fit better than in the past.

All Dentures are removeable, so they are easily removed for cleaning and to sleep.

What are the main types of Dentures?

There are two main types of Dentures: Partial Dentures and Complete Dentures.  Partial Dentures are used when you have some remaining natural teeth.  They fit around the natural teeth and can ‘clip’ onto them to help them stay in.  Complete Dentures are used when you have no natural teeth.  They replace the teeth but they also help support your cheeks and lips.  When properly made they can take years off your appearance.

We can also use Dental Implants to help hold Dentures in.  These are called Implant Retained Dentures.  Implant Retained Dentures offer more security and stability than conventional Dentures.

What’s involved?

We can also use Dental Implants to help hold Dentures in.  These are called Implant Retained Dentures (Insert hyperlink to Implant Retained Dentures page).  Implant Retained Dentures offer more security and stability than conventional Dentures.

 

Consultation and Assessment

Julian will discuss what you’d like to achieve with your new Dentures.  Maybe you’d like to look great for an upcoming wedding or maybe you’d like to be able to better enjoy your favourite foods again.

Julian then carefully assesses your face and smile to make sure the new denture teeth fit harmoniously with your general appearance.  At this stage, it’s useful to see any photos of you when you had your own teeth.

 

Impressions (Moulds)

Julian then takes moulds of your gums and thinks about where your new teeth need to sit.

 

Try-in

At the Try-in appointment, we try in a wax version of your new teeth.  This allows us to assess the appearance and bite.  We look at your face, your smile and the shape and colour of the new teeth.  We also carefully assess your bite to make sure it will feel comfortable when you chew.

 

Fit

We then see you to fit the final dentures.  New dentures can look great and take years off your appearance.  Like a new pair of shoes, they often take some getting used to and perseverance.  We sometimes need to see you after a few days to make small adjustments.  Once the adjustments have been finalized you’ll be left with a comfortable, well-fitting and beautiful set of teeth.