Can traditional dentures be glamorous?
Indeed they can and Practice Principal Steven Burchell CDT RCS(Eng) GDC108353 has a special interest in this cosmetic field.
Replacing lost or missing teeth can vastly change appearance, especially if lips are pinched and cheeks are sunken.
Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person look much older and it is our experience that patients have ‘lost years’ after having our denture prescriptions. A smile makeover is wholly achievable with denture prescriptions.
Natural is our hallmark
All our dentures look totally natural and for the untrained eye, difficult to detect. They can be crafted to closely match your natural teeth and we have been known to work from old photographs to restore a look.
Will I be able to eat normally with dentures?
Of course. Start with softer foods and practise before ‘going public’. It’s advisable to chew slowly, using both sides of your mouth at the same time to stop the denture dislodging.
Will dentures affect my speech?
Pronouncing certain words may take a little practise.
How long should I wear my dentures?
During the first few days, we may advise you to wear them for most of the time.
Should I use a denture fixative?
Our dentures are made to fit your mouth perfectly and you shouldn’t need a fixative.
How do I care for my mouth?
Even with full dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth. Each day you should brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft brush to remove plaque.
With partial dentures, it is even more important that you have a good oral routine to help stop tooth decay and gum disease.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Dentures may break if you drop them, so we advise you clean them over a bowl of water or a folded towel. The general rule is: brush, soak and brush again. We also offer a deep cleaning service for dentures.
How often should I get a check-up?
Regular dental check-ups and having your teeth professionally cleaned are very important for keeping your mouth healthy. For people without natural teeth every 12 months is normal, but for partial denture wearers six-monthly examinations are recommended.
Are dentures my only option?
No. Bridges and dental implants are other options to consider. Ask us for more information.