Dentures

A denture is a simple and effective way of replacing single or multiple teeth, giving you back your chewing functionality. At Whole Tooth your dentist will be able to advise you on the best type of denture to help your situation and if needed we may be able to add additional teeth to an existing denture.

The different types of denture we offer are:-
 
Acrylic Dentures-
There are several benefits for denture wearers of this kind. The presence of teeth helps to provide a natural facial appearance and can provide support for the lips and cheeks that can often take on a ‘collapsed’ appearance in patients with missing teeth. They provide you with the ability to chew food and your speech would be much improved. Consequently, dentures can not only boost the health and appearance of the mouth and face, but also of the body as a whole.
 
Dentures of this kind are typically cheaper to manufacture and require a less sophisticated design than others. These pink acrylic dentures are supported mainly by the gums. While the plastic components can surround the existing teeth in the mouth, they do not gain any substantial levels of stability from them. Some acrylic partial fittings feature metal clips for better retention also. They are the most common type of denture.
All of our dentures are made of high-impact acrylic, meaning they are able to stand up to the wear and tear that affects teeth on a daily basis.
 
 
Chrome Cobalt Frame Dentures-
The use of these metal dentures could provide a number of benefits to the lives of denture wearers who have experienced a lack of confidence or previously loose plastic denture. A primary benefit of wearing metal dentures is the fact that they are custom-made to ensure it is compatible with the tissue of the mouth in a bid to completely remove the risk of allergic reactions or gum irritations.
 
The clasps which attach around remaining teeth help to improve the denture retention and they are also very discreet. They are smaller than acrylic dentures and do not fully cover the roof of the mouth, unlike the acrylic denture. This means your taste sensation is improved, which means you can taste food better than if the roof of your mouth was fully covered.
 
They are also extremely durable and are less likely to break or bend out of shape. They also maximise comfort for the wearer and are easier to speak in. The snug fit of the appliance when it is placed into the mouth means it is very comfortable to wear, which could bring relief for people who have been worried about the feeling of an alien object in their mouth for a long period of time.
 
Although metal dentures may be more expensive than the acrylic denture, the long-lasting nature alongside the comfort factor and retention make it worthwhile for individuals looking to improve their quality of life.
 
 
Immediate Dentures- 
Immediate dentures will be ready to wear on the same day as your teeth are extracted – they can be in the form of a partial or a complete denture. Immediate dentures are more of a temporary measure and it may be a few months of waiting for your gums to heal after such treatment before you can have the final dentures.
 
Having a set of immediate dentures prevents people from having to spend many weeks without any teeth and allows them to get on with their normal lives. They are not as effective as permanent dentures but they restore a degree of function and are an attractive alternative to having no teeth.
 
 
Implant Stabilised Dentures-
These dentures are held in place better with the help of a few titanium dental implants. The implants are placed in set locations on the bony ridge where the teeth used to be. Then the denture is made with locators inserted on the fitting surface, which correspond with fixings on the implants. If done well, the denture clicks in to place over the implants, and is held in position very well, providing greater comfort for the denture wearer.

Other Denture Services

Denture Repairs
We work with some very good local denture laboratories, and if you have broken your denture, we can advise on and arrange for the best way to repair it.
 
Denture Relines
Over time, the shape of the gum can change, and the denture can no longer fit as well. This is when a denture reline is a quick and easy way to make the denture fit better, and is often a better and cheaper option than making a new denture. quite simply, we line the fitting surface with some fresh acrylic, which makes up for the gap which has formed between the gum and the denture, giving better suction and a better fit.
 
Teeth Additions to a Denture
Some times, you may have a well fitting part denture, and a tooth has to be lost for whatever reason. Rather than make a whole new denture, we can add that tooth on to your current denture.

What to do next…

If you are worried about your teeth or gums for any particular reason, or need to book
a routine check up we would be very happy to help.

Call our Leighton Buzzard branch on 01525374100 or our Milton Keynes Practice 01908803290 today!