DENTURES

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.

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Types of Dentures offered at Coulsdon Dental Clinic

FAQ

We offer dentures made from two different types of materials:

1) Metal – Generally more expensive than other denture types, metal dentures are known for their excellent strength, better grip and chewing experience. Better fitting and often the material of choice, they are made out of Cobalt Chrome.

2) Acrylic – Made from resin, acrylic dentures are an affordable option. If looked after well, the appearance of this material is quite natural and can hold their appearance for years. On the downside, these are prone to breakages and require more stringent cleaning. Some of our patients feed back that chewing experience is better with the metal dentures as acrylic covers the palate/roof of the mouth.

Overall, metal options are generally more expensive due to the type of material and craft involved in making them.

Due to the missing tooth/teeth, the neighbouring teeth start to super erupt (turn towards each other to close the gap), causing sensitivity. Teeth become loose and this increases the chances of gum infection. It’s a good idea to think about tooth replacement options as soon as you lose a tooth. It’s never a good idea to leave a gap in the mouth.

If you’re not keen on dentures, a bridge or a dental implant can be a suitable alternative.

Dentures should be changed every 5-7 years. Fundamental changes such as a change in the shape of a face, shrinkage of gums and general wear & tear result in dentures becoming loose. In some cases, they can be relined or repaired by the dentist.

In any case, good indicators of when to change the dentures are when:

  • 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)

When you choose us, depending on the type and material, we can turn around a denture in as little as five days.

At Coulsdon Dental Clinic, a partial set of teeth made from acrylic start from £400. Metal dentures made out of chrome cobalt start from £995 for a full set.

Interested in this treatment?

If you are interested in Dentures, give our friendly team a call on 0208 660 3308, email us at contact@coulsdondentalclinic.co.uk or send us a message below.

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