If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may need to consider complete or partial dentures. Modern dentures are natural-looking and comfortable, giving you confidence in your smile.
Why might you need dentures?
At Dr Richard Clinics, we will always try to preserve your existing teeth. However, if you have missing or severely damaged teeth, then dentures may be the best treatment option for you.
Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic issue. Significant gaps can cause problems with eating and speaking, misalignment – with the existing teeth moving to fill the space – and may even make your face sag.
Different types of dentures
We offer several different types of dentures:
- Complete dentures replace all of your teeth
- Partial dentures replace several teeth in a row
- Implant retained dentures are attached to your gums using titanium screws
What is the treatment process?
To be fitted for dentures, we first need to make an impression of your mouth. This will be used to create a trial set that you wear for a short period of time. We will then make adjustments to this model to ensure that the final dentures fit comfortably and securely.
If your remaining teeth are in a very bad condition, we may recommend removing them and fitting you with a complete set of dentures.
Living with dentures
At first, it may feel strange to wear dentures. But rest assured, you will soon get used to them.
We recommend that you wear them all day for the first few weeks. Once your mouth has adapted, you should be able to take your dentures out at night, to give your gums a rest.
Wearing dentures should not restrict your diet. However, in the first few weeks following treatment, we recommend that you only eat soft foods.
Dentures need to be cleaned regularly to avoid bad breath, gum disease and oral thrush.
You should clean them at least twice a day using a soft brush and leave them to soak overnight in a denture solution.
We take the time to ensure that your dentures are well-fitted and secure. However, some clients choose to use a dental adhesive to give them extra security and confidence.
We offer payment plan options and 0% private dental finance.
To find out more, call us on 020 7637 1672 or visit our fantastic grade II listed building in the Harley Street area of Marylebone, Central London:
2 Devonshire Place
London, W1G 6HJ
For an urgent dental appointment, call our emergency booking line on 020 7637 1672 or 07528 696 946 (out of hours).