At Coulsdon Dental Clinic, several different options are available to help you pick the best type of denture or even if you are looking for possible alternatives to dentures such as dental implants or dental bridges.
Dentures, also known as false teeth or removable teeth, are a trusted and capable teeth replacement option. They work by “attaching” over gums to replace missing teeth and compensate for gaps in the mouth.
Advances in dentistry have seen the conventional denture come a long way in the last 20 years. The techniques and materials used these days ensure that there is no compromise on durability and comfort.
Types of Dentures offered at Coulsdon Dental Clinic
We also offer a bespoke and entirely personalised option that provides a customised fit to avoid that unnatural appearance that sometimes comes with false teeth. This option allows you to:
1) Customise the shade and texture of the gum
2) Choose tooth shape and size
3) Choose colour and translucency of teeth
We use a superior and more natural-looking material to make our custom dentures. We present you with various trial models to choose from before presenting the final set of teeth. During this whole process, we work with you and our master denturist to improve the optimal fit, and bite alignment of your denture.
We recommend this option when a person is thinking of a replacement for all the teeth.
This is a removable option, whereby you can remove them when you sleep, and to clean them. The only downside is that they can sometimes feel loose, or get some movement when wearing. The most common reason for the movement of the denture is the amount of gum bone that you have – usually, the more bone you have; the better is the fit.
If you have loose-fitting dentures, implant retained dentures are a more long term and successful alternative as implants restrict the movement by securing them in place.
We offer a same day option, whereby a complete denture is provided instantly after the removal (pulling out) all teeth. The clear advantage is that you don’t have to be without the teeth while you heal. Once the healing period is over, we book you again for a final fitting. As a forethought, we advise all our patients that during the healing period, the bones and gums can shrink, which can make the denture loose. Nevertheless, we can reline it later to ensure a correct fit.
Similar to a complete set, a partial set of teeth are also removable. A notable difference is that for partial dentures to work, one or more natural teeth should be remaining
Front, back, upper or lower teeth can be replaced with this option.
Implant Retained Dentures
This is a procedure where we fit several implants in the jaw, and a set of false teeth is securely held in place. With this treatment option, the implants provide a much needed foundation for the dentures and hold them securely so that there is no movement. They fit perfectly.
An added benefit of this procedure is that by having implants placed in your jaw, you can protect the bone and restore the lip support, making your mouth look more defined.
Compared to a full mouth implant, implant retained dentures are an affordable treatment option and less invasive.
What material do you use?
Are dentures a good idea?
How long do they last?
they become uncomfortable to wear
gums are frequently irritated
there are visible signs of wear and tear
they are loose-fitting,
there is difficulty in speaking when wearing them (a clicking sound)
How long does it take?
How much do they cost?