Bespoke Smile

Bespoke Smile - The very best cosmetic dentist in Buckinghamshire

Cosmetic Denture

Veneers generally last between 10-15 years, but the better you care for them the longer they will last.

Improved comfort, stability and confidence

We know all too well how missing teeth can affect the confidence of our patients.

Not only can they hinder your ability to talk, enjoy certain foods and even smile freely, but they can affect your life to a  huge degree.

Regardless of whether you have one missing tooth or more, our many corrective and restorative solutions can provide you with a permanent and long-lasting restoration that is secure, comfortable and natural. 

  • Do you already have dentures that make you feel insecure?
  • Do you have failing crowns or loose teeth?
  • Would you like to fully restore your smile with a long-term, fixed solution?

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What are cosmetic dentures?

Dentures are an alternative replacement option instead of implants or bridges.

At Bespoke Smile we only offer cosmetic dentures which are generally considered to be higher quality, better durability, improved function for chewing and speaking and look incredibly like real natural teeth.

A full denture is one that replaces all the missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. 

This type will fit snugly over your gums and be supported by the jaw. Due to the unstable nature of the gums and natural shrinking of the jaw, a full denture can be associated with long term problems. 

This can be overcome by ‘fixing’ the denture in place using dental implants.

A partial denture replaces some of the teeth only (in either upper or lower jaw). 

These are typically supported by the remaining teeth. A partial denture can be fixed to an implant or bridge also making it a permanent denture.

Types of dentures:

  • Partial dentures: If you have a couple of missing teeth it is critical to act fast before any neighbouring teeth begin to move into the gap left behind. Partial dentures allow patients to restore both function and aesthetics. 
  • Full dentures: When you have lost a complete set of teeth, it is more than your confidence that can be impacted. It is in these cases that we will craft high-quality dentures using the latest digital scanning technology, which will ensure comfortable non-slip fits.
  • Implant-retained dentures: These types of dentures ensure complete comfort and convenience. Secured in place using titanium implants that are fixed to the jaw, which allows patients to not have to worry about any slippages, daily adhesives or discomfort. 

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What are dentures made from?

If you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth and looking to transform your smile, veneers are a tempting option.

Dentures are typically made from either acrylic (strong plastic) or cobalt-chromium (metal-based).

For both materials, the key element is how they are made rather than the material. At Bespoke Smile we never use ‘raw’ materials but instead, our ceramic technicians use the latest technology and materials to personalise the dentures to ensure they are the perfect match for the patient’s gums and natural teeth.

The layering of colour onto the material also has the added benefit of making the dentures stronger and more long-lasting.

Why should I get dentures?

Dentures made with the right material and placed appropriately will mean:

  • Better chewing because the denture will not move
  • Stronger teeth (especially with cobalt-chromium which is a very durable material)
  • A natural feeling smile
  • Healthy teeth and gums protected

Procedure

At your first appointment, we take our time to really understand your goals.

This will include talking to you (a rarity at a dentist, we know!) but we genuinely believe the first step is understanding all of your concerns – are you worried about the pain, the time, the aesthetic? Our dentists want to know and we will factor that into the assessment.

Then we move onto a detailed health assessment of each tooth, your gums and bite. We check for any speech or chewing issues that can be resolved with dentures.

We will explain in detail (and in simple English!) what the treatment plan will entail, how long it will take and help you make any decisions required.

Once agreed we typically take an initial mould – this ‘rough’ mould lets our technicians prepare a personalised mould for you to be used at your next visit.

The second appointment has two key focusses:

Preparing the mould which will be a second very accurate impression as it is completed in a custom made tray (based on your initial mould). This gives a much higher degree of accuracy when making the denture meaning they will be well made and well fitted

We also do some planning both functional and cosmetic. This includes:

  • Analysing your bite and how your teeth meet to ensure the dentures are built to your exact requirements,
  • The cosmetic analysis – talking to you, showing you options and even looking at old photographs we analyse and help you decide the right size, colour and shape of teeth for you.

We provide a trial denture version which we use to test bite, functionality, comfort and aesthetics.

We also discuss your views on:

  • Colour
  • Shape
  • Comfort
  • Accuracy of the bite
  • Speech

Colour and shape is a particularly key element as concerns with these are often only picked up when you have worn your dentures – and yet it is easily fixable during the trial stage.

Minor changes to shape (e.g. length of teeth or shape of the point) can be easily carried out. Once you and our dentist are happy we take final moulds, photographs and provide instruction to our Master Technician who will create your bespoke dentures.

Final checks. Once the dentures have been precisely handmade using your detailed impressions and any feedback from the trial denture you will come back in for a final fitting.

During this fitting, your dentist will double-check the new dentures to ensure they are comfortable and snugly fitted to your mouth.

We always have a final follow up after the fitting. This can be a week or two after the fitting appointment. It lets us double-check that you are comfortable and happy with your new smile and lets our dentist double-check the bite to ensure the teeth are well protected. We take final photographs and then provide any maintenance information you need.

 

What’s the difference between dentures and false teeth?

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False teeth also known as conventional dentures act as a prosthesis that is used to replace several missing teeth.

However, they can also be used to replace a single missing tooth also.

Fitting snugly over the gums they are often known to come loose and be uncomfortable.

In the case of strengthening your oral health, they are not often prescribed.

This is because, unlike other methods of restorative dentistry, for example, implant dentistry, traditional dentures do not promote good oral wellbeing. 

Denture patients often experience:

  • Loss of jawbone
  • Further tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth movement

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Denture FAQ’s

The treatment varies depending on your functional and aesthetic needs and we are able to customise requirements based on you.

Typically from initial assessment to completion (a final fitted denture) will take about 5 weeks – but this can be changed depending on urgency.

This varies based on decisions made during the planning process. All of our expert dentists and our treatment coordinators look to ensure costs are kept to a minimum.

The costs vary based on:

  • Laboratory used – for speed or specific expertise we vary which laboratories we use and these can vary in price due to the quality and training of the technicians.
  • Technicians – we use expert technicians that hand design and make each tooth this can also vary price depending on how many teeth are being made and the complexity of the colour.
  • Material used – our dentists will be able to advise on varying prices and the benefits of different materials to your personal circumstances to ensure you have a highly functional, aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting denture.

We will carefully discuss with you and guide you which denture will best suit your needs and budget before we commence treatment.

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