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Dentures & False Teeth

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. Artificial teeth are attached to an acrylic material that resembles the gums which are positioned on top of the toothless gums.

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Different types of Dentures

Types of Dentures

There are two types of dentures: partial and full/complete.  Depending how many teeth you are missing, one type of dentures will suit you more over the other.

Partial Dentures are used to replace one or missing teeth of an arch where there are still teeth remaining. It can be made with metal or non-metal.

The advantage of a partial denture with metal is increased strength of the denture. The metal can also be made very thin which can connect one side of the mouth to another side using a less bulky amount of metal.

While a non-metal partial denture is more aesthetic and prevents possible irritation to metal.

Full or Complete Dentures are used to replace all missing teeth of an arch (upper, lower or both).

Why is it needed?

why do i need dentures

A missing tooth needs to be replaced to restore aesthetics and function. It doesn’t look good to have a gap in your teeth whenever you smile or talk. A gap can also cause the remaining teeth to tilt or drift making it hard for future placement of denture, dental bridge or implants. Also, due to loss of contact when biting or chewing, the opposing teeth can move out of the socket affecting one’s bite and can further cause jaw joint problems.

Teeth are used not just for chewing, but also for speech. Together with the lips and tongue, the teeth are used to create sounds like “TH”, “F”, “V” and “S”. The absence of teeth makes it difficult to say certain words.

Alternative treatments to Dentures


If you are thinking about getting dentures, why not come into our clinic and speak with us today!  We offer a free consultation, whereby you can ask us any questions that you may have.  We can discuss the alternative treatments other than dentures to replace your missing teeth.

  • Dental bridges
  • Dental Implants

Advantages to dentures

Advantages to getting dentures

Some of the disadvantages of getting denturese are listed below. As mentioned, the best long term solution for missing teeth is Dental Implants, this is for numerous reasons.

  • Dentures are the most affordable option to replace missing teeth.
  • It prevents remaining teeth from tilting or drifting.
  • There are no surgical procedures needed prior to placement of dentures.
  • No damage is done to prepare an adjacent tooth.

Disadvantages to dentures

Ensure Dentures is the right option for you

Some of the disadvantages of choosing dentures as a treatment for missing teeth are listed below:

  • It gets loose and requires to be replaced over time.
  • Unlike dental implants, dentures cause bone regression due to the absence of artificial tooth root that stimulates bone growth.
  • Since it’s removable, it is prone to getting lost and breakage.
  • It may affect speech and chewing ability.
  • Decreased sense of taste due to part of denture covering the roof of the mouth (palate).
  • Most people don’t feel confident due to fear of having the denture dislodged out of the mouth.
  • Fabrication of dentures requires several appointments.

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Procedure of getting a Dentures

Getting Dentures

It takes a few weeks and several appointments for the construction of dentures. The initial appointment is a consultation with the dentist or a prosthodontist, one who specialises in making dental prostheses. The treatment options and treatment procedures will be discussed, as well as discussing your expectations.

Once the dentist has determined a suitable treatment plan for you, your next appointment will be to take a mould or impression of your upper and lower teeth. Measurements of your upper and lower jaw relationship will also be taken.

Teeth models will be made from these moulds. The dentist will construct wax forms and plastic patterns in the exact shape and position of the denture to be made using your teeth models. You will have to try these provisional dentures several times until the dentist has made a precise bite, shade and shape.

Once everything is finalised, the provisional dentures will be sent to the laboratory for processing and will be sent back to our dental clinic.

Upon delivery of processed dentures, the dentist will let you try it and make certain adjustments to have the dentures fit properly.

Aftercare of Dentures

Caring for your dentures

Eating with new dentures may be uncomfortable for the first few weeks. Start with soft diet then slowly increase intake of hard food to get used with dentures. Avoid food that are extremely sticky or hard.

During the first few days, you might need to wear your dentures even while sleeping to determine areas to be adjusted. After adjustments were made, you should remove your denture before going to bed as it will allow the gums to rest and the saliva to cleanse the mouth naturally.

To clean your dentures, place it in a denture cleansing solution then brushed off to remove food particles and plaque attached to your dentures. An ultrasonic cleaner is also a handy equipment that may be used to clean your dentures.

If you have partial dentures, do not forget to brush and floss your remaining teeth to prevent the development of decay and gum problem.

Visit our dental clinic if your dentures break, chip off or became loose already. Do not attempt to repair a broken denture by yourself, as it can further damage the denture or impose risk to the structures in your mouth like your gums.

61% of adults with dentures clean them daily

  • 61% of adults with dentures clean them daily
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The United Kingdom has 11 million denture wearers

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Cosmetic Dental Treatments

  • Consultation (X-Rays are €30 if required)
  • Dental Crowns
    from €500
  • Dental Veneers
    from €450
  • Full Denture
    from €500
  • Partial Denture
    from €400
  • EMax cosmetic crowns (front tooth)
    from €650
  • Maryland adhesive bridge
    from €1000
  • Temporary adhesive bridge

Restorative Treatments

  • Dental Crown
  • EMax cosmetic crowns (front tooth) from
  • White Filling one surface
  • White Filling two surface
  • Large Filling with core
  • Root canal front tooth
    from €300
  • Root canal premolars
    from €400

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