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.
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.
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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.
Dentures made with the right material and placed appropriately will mean:
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:
We provide a trial denture version which we use to test bite, functionality, comfort and aesthetics.
We also discuss your views on:
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.
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.
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:
We will carefully discuss with you and guide you which denture will best suit your needs and budget before we commence treatment.