Natural-looking smiles with dentures


Natural-looking smiles with dentures

If you do not have sufficient jawbone or gum tissue to support dental implants, full or partial dentures may be the right solution for you. Denture technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few years. You may now get partial or full dentures, with or without metal structural support or clips. It is now possible to get perfectly fit dentures that are virtually impossible to tell apart from natural teeth. You may even choose implant-supported dentures if you need a full arch of teeth replaced, rather than choosing a full set of permanent implants. Interested in learning more about dentures and your options for replacing missing teeth? Call us at our West Sussex dental practice at 01243 533011 or fill in our contact form and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Denture Repairs Service

General Repairs

Fix broken, cracked or worn dentures with our denture repair service

Denture Relines
Fix your loose fitting dentures with our denture relines service
Missing Teeth Repairs
Get your smile back on track with our missing teeth repair service
Denture Cleaning

Get your dentures looking great with our denture cleaning service

My existing dentist would not see me for an emergency appointment and was quite rude and unhelpful, so on recommendation I called here, they booked me in for an emergency appointment, and had root canal surgery carried out. From beginning to end, they were very helpful and professional. The prices were very reasonable. I have now signed up as a patient and will leave my existing dentist. I highly recommend them. Patrick Halpin

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

Are there different types of dentures?

Yes, there are different types of denture:
Full dentures are for people that have no remaining natural teeth in the jaw where the denture is to be fitted. They are usually made entirely of acrylic but can sometimes be strengthened with a metal insert.

Partial dentures are for people that have one or more remaining natural tooth in the jaw where the denture is to be fitted. They can be made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.

What if my dentures break?

It is not possible to guarantee that your dentures will never break, no matter how well constructed they are. However, if your dentures do break in most cases they can be repaired, we will endeavor to do so as quickly and as conveniently as possible for you.

We will also investigate why they have broken in order to try and help to avoid similar episodes in the future.

What if my dentures are loose?

If your dentures are loose you should visit a Dentist or Clinical Dental Technician.
When natural teeth are lost the bone beneath your gums will shrink and change shape. This happens quickly in the months following the extraction of teeth and then slows, but it is a process that continues through life and can be accelerated by other factors such as illness.

If your dentures are relatively new (less than five years old) it may be possible to reline them. A reline is when a new layer of plastic is added to the surface of the denture that contacts the gums to improve the fit.

Sometimes a soft silicone reline material is used to line dentures if your gums are sensitive or tender. This can help by providing a cushioning effect and is called a Soft Lining. This can be incorporated as a part of a new denture or added as a reline at a later date. Because of their structure soft linings are not as durable as hard denture plastic, this means that they need to be replaced periodically. This replacement does involve a cost and should be taken into account when opting for a soft lining.

If your dentures are five years old or more it may be worth considering a new set. This is because just as the gums shrink, the surfaces of the artificial teeth will also wear over time. In combination this can effect how your teeth meet together making them less stable.

It is also worth considering dental implants, which can provide secure retention by allowing your denture to clip into place. This can help to improve your choice of foods and confidence when you go out for meals.

How do I look after my dentures?
If you wear partial dentures or have any remaining natural teeth or roots it is important to have regular dental check ups by your dentist. It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene and not wear your denture at night, unless specifically advised otherwise (such as immediately following an extraction). Even if you have no remaining natural teeth it is still important to have regular dental health check ups. This allows us to monitor the fit and wear of your dentures; it also allows us to check the health of your mouth and surrounding structures. We also offer a professional cleaning service, which uses a special machine and process to remove the difficult stains and deposits that build up over time, no matter how well you clean your dentures at home. The process takes less than an hour and can literally be done whilst you wait. Something simple that can make your dentures appear almost as new! Here are some other tips:
  • When using proprietary cleaning agents at home always follow the manufacturers instructions
  • Never clean or remove your dentures over an empty sink as the surface is very hard if you drop them
  • If you notice any small cracks develop in your denture visit the practice as soon as is practicable
  • Take special care with dentures that have metal parts as these parts can bend, meaning that your denture will no longer fit
  • If your dentures become loose, painful or offer any concern then contact us immediately