Can traditional dentures be glamorous?
Indeed they can and Practice Principal Steven Burchell CDT RCS(Eng) GDC108353 has a particular interest in this cosmetic field.
Replacing lost or missing teeth can vastly change your appearance. Especially if you have pinched lips and sunken cheeks.
Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person look much older. 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 natural and for the untrained eye, difficult to detect. They can be crafted to closely match your natural teeth. 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 practice at first.
How long should I wear my dentures?
During the first few days, we may advise you to wear them 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 critical that you have an excellent 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 to clean them over a bowl of water or a folded towel. The general rule is: brush, soak and brush again. We also offer a professional deep cleaning service for dentures.
Do I still need a regular check-up?
Regular dental check-ups and having your teeth professionally cleaned are essential for keeping your mouth healthy. For people without natural teeth every 12 months is typical. 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.