Dentures in Manchester at Kissdental
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. Complete dentures are either “conventional” or “immediate.”
A conventional denture is placed in the mouth about a month after all the teeth are removed to allow for proper healing, whereas an immediate denture is placed as soon as the teeth are removed. The drawback behind an immediate denture is that it may require more adjustments after the healing has taken place.
Here at Kissdental we work with some of the UKs leading denture technicians to ensure that we provide you with dentures that fit and feel comfortable.
Do you Suffer from loose dentures?
If you suffer from loose dentures then our dedicated denture clinic at Kissdental may have the perfect solution for you. Loose dentures can affect your confidence, the way you speak and the foods you eat, but this does not need to be the case. Here at Kissdental we often secure loose dentures with dental implants giving you the confidence to smile again and eat the foods that you want. Dr Solanki our implant surgeon is highly experienced at securing loose dentures and complex dental implant treatments. If you would like to book a FREE consultation at our dedicated denture clinic call your nearest branch of Kissdental or fill out the contact form on this page.
Same Day Teeth & Dentures Secured With Dental Implants
The patient could not tolerate his existing dentures they were very loose and he couldnt eat the foods that he wanted to. The teeth around his dentures were also loose and causing him pain and discomfort. After discussing all the possible options we decided upon the extraction of his remaining teeth and the placement of 5 dental implants in the upper jaw and 4 dental implants in the lower jaw. His mouth was fully restored on the same day by fixing acrylic bridge work onto the implants.
The results are amazing the patient could bite into and eat an apple on the same day and could not stop smiling to show off his new teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What are dentures?
A – Dentures are an artificial replication of natural teeth and serve as either a partial or full set of teeth to replace missing teeth. They consist of substitute porcelain teeth (or newly developed materials) attached to an acrylic resin base or implant for replacing the lost teeth.
Q - Who needs dentures?
A – Anyone who has lost a tooth, a few teeth or all their teeth can consider partial or full dentures as a replacement option. Those who have incurred mouth injury as a result of an accident or sport may have lost teeth, and need to consider restoration. People with gum disease may need teeth extracting, and dentures with or without implants can be the ideal solution for replacing their missing teeth.
Q - What types of dentures are there?
A – When a tooth or teeth are initially lost, there are gaps between the teeth that can cause other teeth to shift and become misaligned. To prevent this from
happening, partial dentures serve as an anchor or support for your other teeth and also function as new replacement teeth for the ones you have lost.
Attached to your jaw bone, the teeth keep your cheek bones positioned for your natural looks. When you lose all your teeth, your cheek bones can indent that causes sagging and drastically alters your facial appearance. A full set of
replacement dentures will prevent this from happening and will allow you not only to look good but to feel more confident and better about yourself.
If teeth are extracted, immediate dentures can also be created that can be altered as your gums heal. Dentures are made from an acrylic resin base fitted with porcelain substitute teeth, or from advanced materials, such as flexible Valplast cosmetic dentures, so you can not only choose between partial or full
dentures and when they are fitted, but also a denture of a certain make.
Q - Who needs Cosmetic Dentistry?
A – Anyone who needs oral health treatment, has dental phobia, or wishes to improve the state of their teeth and smile can contact our resident dentist for advice and a consultation. Our dentist provides both general dentistry treatments and can discuss options for cosmetic treatment with you.
Q - Who makes and fits my dentures?
A – Our resident dentist will examine your teeth and do necessary X-ray and scans beforehand to make sure that the dentures are right for you. If dentures are recommended, your teeth and gums are first treated to make sure that they are in
optimum health before a mould is taken and dentures designed to comfortably fit the structure and contours of your gums and jaws. A dental technician then fabricates the dentures according to the specifications provided by our resident dentist. When your dentures are ready, our resident dentist will contact you for an appointment to fit your new teeth.
Q - How are dentures fitted?
A – If dentures fit your gums correctly, then natural gum suction can keep them in place. Some people prefer their dentures to be fitted with a fixture implant
for greater control when speaking and eating.
Q - Is it painful to have dentures?
A – The only time that dentures can give discomfort is when they are not fitted properly and irritate the gums and teeth. It is important to correct this so
that the dentures comfortably fit your mouth to avoid developing gum disease from inflamed and bleeding gums. Our resident dentist will ensure your dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and will advise you on how best to care for your dentures.
Q - How do I get used to wearing dentures?
A – When you have lost teeth or had teeth extracted, it can feel very unusual at first. After dentures are fitted, your mind needs to get used to the sensations
of having new substitute teeth put in place and this can take anywhere from four to eight weeks. Some reported sensations are a feeling of bulkiness in the mouth, or excess saliva and that the front lip is protruding. As you naturally get used to wearing the dentures over the weeks, all of these sensations will subside because you resume greater control over your new set of teeth. If you are not sure, you can speak to our resident dentist who can also adjust them slightly for you if needed. Eating and speaking may feel a challenge at first, because of the time your mind is taking to adjust to the new teeth and develop better response.
Techniques to help are chewing food with both sides of the mouth and saying words aloud to improve pronunciation. Soon you will feel as if they are the teeth you have always had, and you will feel much better about the quality of your appearance and smile.
Q - How safe is Cosmetic Dentistry?
A – As mentioned previously, cosmetic dentists are qualified and experienced
general dentists who have often completed additional training in cosmetic surgery, or work alongside medical professionals for facial reconstructions. The materials and procedures are tried and tested, and have been approved for use. Our resident dentist can answer any questions you have about materials and treatments.
Q - How do I clean my dentures?
A – Your gums need time to rest with healthy saliva flow, so it is recommended to remove your dentures at night before going to sleep. Brush them as you would
teeth and place them in a chilled glass of water to soak overnight. Remember that dentures are much like your natural teeth, and that you still need to see a dentist for regular checkups of your gums and teeth, especially to see any changes in your gum and bone formation that can cause your dentures not to fit properly and irritate your mouth. If your dentures do become stained or coated, or chipped, our resident dentist can clean them for you and restore them to the natural looking shape and shade that gives you a beautiful smile.
Q - How long do dentures last?
A – The duration of dentures depends on quite a few things and is not set in stone. Factors like wear and tear, changes in your gum contours or bone shape, even alterations in the way you bite your teeth together, can impact the condition and function of your dentures over time. Our resident dentist will advise you on what to expect according to the type of denture that you have fitted and care.
Q - Are there any alternatives to dentures?
A – Alternatives to dentures are dental implants and fixed bridges. Our resident dentist can discuss all options of missing teeth replacement with you to help you decide what choice will be right for you.