dentures can be made so they look like your natural teeth, in terms of colour, shape and the way they are set up. they can also help to support the soft tissues of the face, and restore your appearance where the loss of teeth has resulted in the loss of volume in your cheeks and face.
Losing teeth and having gaps in your mouth can leave it very difficult for you to speak, smile and eat with confidence and comfort. There are a number of different ways in which we can replace lost teeth. The dentists both in the practice, as well as within the wider team, can help you find the best solution for you and your mouth, from dentures and bridges to implants.
will dentures fall out when i speak or eat?
not necessarily. dentures can often work comfortably and discreetly, and may well not move at all. sometimes, however, if you have lost many teeth, and the bones in your jaw have shrunk right back, it’s difficult to get dentures to sit in one place, without moving when you eat and speak. in such cases, we may recommend the use of a denture ‘glue’ or suggest an alternate material for the denture to be made out of, or even implants to help support them.
can i have them on the NHS?
yes, if you need dentures, they are available on the NHS. we mostly offer dentures made of traditional plastic, or acrylic, on the NHS. we do have options available, in terms of materials, if you want them to be stronger, look more natural and stay more reliably. if you opt to upgrade to a stronger or more cosmetic type of denture, this will be available for a private fee.
i have a denture but i can’t get on with it?
let the dentist have a look – they may be able to offer you an alternative type of solution or even a new denture, better designed to be more stable, if possible.back to general dentistry
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