Cosmetic Dentures

Cosmetic Dentures

A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as ‘false teeth’, a denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.

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Dentures in Houghton le Spring | False Teeth in Sunderland and surrounding areas

Expertly made dentures in Houghton le Spring

The art and science of making individually designed dentures has come a long way from the old fashioned idea of identical pink plastic false teeth. At Dairy Lane Dental Practice we have many years of experience working in tandem with the very best dental technicians to produce outstanding natural looking tooth replacements. Our wide range of tooth replacement options provide unique solutions to our Houghton le Spring denture clients however many or few teeth they have missing.

What are dentures?

A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as ‘false teeth’, a denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and precision cast metal and bonded natural looking ceramic material. A partial denture is fitted to replace some missing teeth whilst a complete denture is indicated when all natural teeth are missing. A good set of dentures looks natural and helps you to eat, speak, function and improves your quality of life.

How long does it take to make dentures?

Depending on the complexity of each case, the duration of the treatment will vary. After the initial visit of examination and diagnosis, the subsequent visits will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the denture, fitting and review. The process will be longer if over-dentures, telescopic or precision attachments involving a combination of crowns and denture work is planned.

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New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Several days or weeks will be required before you get accustomed to them. Adaptation varies with different persons and often time and experience are essential before dentures can be worn comfortably and function effectively.

Eating – Eating may take a little practice. Starting with soft foods and foods cut into small pieces will help. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent dentures from tipping. Once you become accustomed to chewing, include other foods until you return to your normal diet.

Increased salivary flow – You may experience an increase in salivary flow when the dentures are first inserted. This is a natural response of the salivary glands that will return to normal after a few weeks. You can improve the situation by swallowing more often.

Speech – New dentures may alter your speech initially. Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating troublesome words will speed up the adaptation process. This problem rarely persists beyond two weeks.

Sore spots – Minor irritation caused by surface irregularities or pressure spots on the denture-bearing areas are quite common. Your dentist will relieve the discomfort by adjusting the denture surface. Stop wearing the denture if the irritation is very painful. Consult your dentist immediately.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

Below are some patient testimonials — read some recent patient experiences from Dairy Lane Dental Practice.

5/5
"I have just been for a scale and polish. It was the most thorough scale and polish I have ever had. The dentist also took time to offer some good advice. I am absolutely amazed with the results. So pleased. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this dental practice."
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John Hall
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5/5
"I called the practice at 9.00 am with a bit of an emergency, I was given an appointment the same day at 12.00 to be assessed, I was then given a further appointment on the same day as there had been a cancellation, all of the work was completed by Jay and I cannot praise her enough for the work that she and her dental nurse carried out. All of the staff were very helpful and i cannot thank them enough."
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Gary Southern
Emergency Patient
5/5
"My husband Alan attended the surgery today after suffering a lot of pain and discomfort. He was understandably anxious, but the professional care he received was superb and he felt reassured by their skilled approach. Special thanks to the dentist and her assistant. Highly recommended!"
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Linda Gilmore
Patient
5/5
"I have used this dental practice for a couple of years now, the dentist in Room 4 is outstanding and very professional, thank you so much."
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Emma Davison
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