Dentures, the time tested solution for confidence.

At St Edward Street Dental Practice we offer dentures in Leek to suit your needs, thanks to the advancements in technology, dentures are more discreet than ever. Dentures are worn by people of all ages not just the elderly. Although dentures are ideal if you have lost teeth through aging, as they provide the support your facial muscles need, around your cheeks and lips. They help to reduce the appearance of sagging so could this be the solution for you? There are several ways Dentures can help, they can be to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth, and could even be to replace all the teeth on a single arch. Dentures provide a great non-permanent solution if you haven’t decided long-term if an implant may be suitable. At St Edward Street Dental Practice we understand that losing teeth can be upsetting, so we try to make the transition as smooth as possible.

There are different types of dentures:

Classic Dentures – come in the form of Acrylic and Metal, these are made to fit our mouth and sometimes have attachments to other teeth to help support the fit. They are easy to adapt to and are the most hygienic option.

Flexible Dentures – there is an added flexibility with these dentures which means they fit and flex to your lifestyle, they are comfortable to wear and harder to break.

All dentures, if not looked after or dropped, can break. Dentures usually last a good couple of years, dentures can change more quickly or slowly depending on your oral health, and with dentures, if an additional tooth is lost, it can be added to the denture with relative ease.

You may also consider the option of Dental Implants which are surprisingly more affordable than you realize!

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We offer our patients 0% APR and low-cost loan facilities for cosmetic dentistry treatments such as Invisalign, dental implants. St Edward Street Dental Practice is an Appointed Representative of Tabeo which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out the regulated activity of credit broking.

FAQs on dentures:

Dentures replace teeth and look like real teeth. They can be put inside your mouth and removed, when needed. Though dentures may not feel like natural teeth, they look natural and should be extremely comfortable.

You will soon get used to eating with your dentures in.

Though you can wear your dentures at night it is suggested your move them while sleeping. This will provide both your bones and gums the chance to relax from the pressure of wearing dentures throughout the day. However, you should avoid wearing dentures for 24 hours and always ensure that you maintain good oral health and hygiene. Whether you need to wear partial or full dentures, it is important to take them out at night to rest the gums and other denture-bearing tissues and to allow them exposure to these antibacterial agents present in the saliva.

It is quite normal to experience some kind of gum pain during the few weeks after you wear new dentures. This might be due to your dentures not fitting well or rubbing against the gums.

You should eat soft foods only in order to make your first few meals with dentures comfortable. Some of these include:

  • Hot cereals
  • Pudding
  • Gelatin dessert
  • Juice
  • Applesauce
  • Broth
  • Mashed potatoes or other mashed vegetables
  • Yogurt

Though dentures need to be replaced in time, they may last for many years with proper care and maintenance. In general, the dentists may suggest getting new dentures every five to eight years as they will get worn due to daily usage and your gums may also change shape over the years.

  • Rinse and remove your dentures after eating
  • Handle dentures with proper care
  • Clean your mouth after you remove the dentures
  • Brush the dentures at least once a day
  • Soak your dentures overnight
  • Rinse dentures thoroughly before you put them back in your mouth.

If the dentures break in half, then this kind of breakage and cause will have an impact on whether the denture needs to be repaired. Your dentist will discuss all possible options while your dentures are being prepared at the dental laboratory.


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