We have an experienced Dental Prosthetist on hand to tend to all of your denture requirements. Whether you require new dentures, a reline of your existing plate or repairs we offer Free* Consultations for denture patients and endeavour to achieve the best possible result in aesthetics, comfort and durability.
Dentures (or false teeth) are made out of porcelain or acrylic and held together by an acrylic base designed to look and act like teeth and gums. Their purpose is to replace the teeth that have had to be removed. They are a removable device. Partial dentures are similar but only used to replace some teeth, whilst a complete denture is a replacement for the full set. If you’re considering your false teeth options, full dentures may be needed when you lose all of your teeth and they can help fill out your appearance again, and leaving you feeling more confident to smile.
It may take a little time to get used to your dentures, but by talking to your dentist or dental professional, they’ll be able to advise on what to expect and help put your mind at ease. Eating and speaking with your dentures may be a little difficult at first but rest assured, with a little practice, you’ll be back to your normal self in no time. To help keep your dentures in good shape, try and stick to a thorough denture cleaning routine. Removing them at night (unless told otherwise) will give your gums a rest and storing them safely when not in use will help to maintain their appearance. Full dentures can have a positive outcome on your life, bringing the smile back to your face and helping you get back to feeling like yourself.
Drop a denture cleaning tablet in warm water – not hot as this may cause damage to your dentures – and soak the dentures for the amount of time specified on the product packaging. There should be enough water to completely cover the denture. Brushing your dentures helps remove plaque, however, soaking them in solution will make sure any debris that the bristles cannot reach is removed. You may want to use a special denture cleanser, such as "Polident", in your regular cleaning routine which can remove 99.9% of odour-causing bacteria.
Using a soft-bristle brush and the cleanser tablet solution, gently brush your dentures to clean off any remaining debris. Special denture brushes are available which are suitable to use on dentures daily. Try to avoid using regular toothpaste, as its abrasive effects could cause tiny scratches on the denture surface, which may then cause bacteria to build up.
Once soaked and brushed, rinse your dentures thoroughly under running water.
Knowing exactly how to clean your dentures and having a daily cleaning routine should help ensure your full and partial dentures are kept as clean as possible, leaving you with every confidence to live life loud.