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DENTURES

Our aim at Walton Dental Surgery is to restore your smile so you can enjoy a high quality of life.

Not only do we aim to give you back your confidence and rid you of emotional drain caused by missing teeth, but we also want to provide you the best quality of dentures that are designed bespoke to your mouth and fit perfectly.

INTRODUCTION TO DENTURES

Dentures can be the right solution for you to replace your missing teeth. Dentures are made either of acrylic or of metal. We distinguish between two types of dentures: Partial Dentures or Complete Dentures.

Partial dentures are made to just fill the gaps of a few missing teeth and where the neighbouring teeth can give support using precision attachments in the denture.

Complete dentures replace all the natural teeth in a jaw, either in your upper jaw, or lower jaw or both. These types of dentures are made to fit over your gums to allow you to eat and speak normally.

ADAPTING TO YOUR NEW DENTURES

Once you have received your dentures, we will give you all the aftercare and tips that you need to get adjusted. Here are some useful tips:

 

Speaking: At first talking with the dentures in your mouth may feel strange. You could also find it difficult to pronounce certain words. With a bit of practice, you will regain your pronunciation. You can speed up the process by reading out loud and by practicing the difficult words. Over the course of 14 days, you will have re-mastered your speech.

Eating: Chewing food will also need a bit of getting used to. At first start with softer foods such as pasta, mashed potatoes, soup and soft vegetables. Also, cut the food into smaller pieces for easier chewing. Chew on both sides of the mouth. As you grow accustomed to the dentures, you can start introducing other foods and soon you will be on your way to enjoying your meals.
Soreness: In the beginning, you might feel some irritation after having your dentures fitted into your mouth. This usually gives way to comfort soon. If the discomfort continues or even pain comes to fore, then visit us immediately and we will have you be leaving us in greater comfort.

 

If you are seeking to find the right solution for your missing teeth, then allow us to make you happy. Book your free denture consultation with us at Walton Dental Surgery.

GETTING YOUR DENTURES FITTED

Once you have decided that the dentures are the chosen solution for you, we will set up a few appointments with you. It usually takes between 4 to 5 appointments to complete the process of denture fitting.

 

At first, we will take the impressions of your mouth to design your dentures. These designs are sent to our laboratory and the time required to create the bespoke denture for your mouth varies from case to case.

 

As we go through the stages, we will ensure that your dentures fit perfectly as they should and our aim will be to give 100% satisfaction. We will help you decide on the shade of the colour of the denture teeth. We will also give you all the aftercare you might need, and we will equip you with all the knowledge to get you used to your dentures speedily.