If you have lost teeth and feel that your smile is now letting you down please talk to us about the different ways we can help boost your confidence. There is no substitute for your own teeth for both appearance and function – and making dentures that perform as well as natural teeth is a tough challenge. The dentures crafted by our Loughborough dental team will ensure you have an attractive appearance and can eat comfortably and confidently. Good dentures really can improve your quality of life.
As we get older the colour of our teeth changes and they gradually darken. Dentures, where the teeth are too white, too uniform and too perfectly spaced, are an instant giveaway. We offer more natural-looking false teeth, to include tooth shades that look realistic. Our dentures are made from hard-wearing material that mimics the look of teeth and gums to give your mouth a natural appearance. Your denture will be made to fit snugly on your gums and you will be able to remove it for cleaning.
It is important that you take extra care in your hygiene regime so that you can avoid bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Our hygienists will be able to show you how to best take care of your denture and gums and will tell you about specialised brushes you can use to do this. We will also screen you for mouth cancer for your peace of mind.
Acrylic dentures are false teeth that are made with a plastic type of material. It is easily mouldable, which makes it a good candidate for dentures as they require changes over a period of time. Acrylic is a common material used for partial and complete sets.
These are offered as a less expensive alternative to dental implants, the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, which provide a stable anchor for fixed dentures.
Yes, at Carillon Dental Care we also offer cobalt chrome and flexi dentures.
Cobalt chrome dentures are cast metal false teeth generally considered to be the more permanent partial denture, unlike acrylic ones. These are clipped to your natural teeth with clasps and most importantly incorporate rests on your teeth. The clasps hold the denture firmly and the rests stop any damaging up and down movement.
Valplast or flexible dentures are made from a flexible plastic material, which fits neatly into your mouth and is virtually invisible. The plastic has almost a chameleon effect, it is so strong that the parts can be made very thin and so pick up the characteristics of the underlying tissue. The claps are of the same material and are virtually invisible.
New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Several days or weeks will be required before you get accustomed to them.
Adaptation varies with different persons and often time and experience are essential before dentures can be worn comfortably and function effectively.
Useful suggestions to help you to adapt to the new dentures:
Eating – Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods and foods cut into small pieces will help. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent dentures from tipping. Once you become accustomed to chewing, include other foods until you return to your normal diet.
Increased salivary flow – You may experience an increase in salivary flow when the dentures are first inserted. This is a natural response of the salivary glands that will return to normal after a few weeks. You can improve the situation by swallowing more often.
Speech – New dentures may alter your speech initially. Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating troublesome words will speed up the adaptation process. This problem rarely persists beyond two weeks.
Sore spots – Minor irritation caused by surface irregularities or pressure spots on the denture-bearing areas are quite common. Your dentist will relieve the discomfort by adjusting the denture surface. Stop wearing the denture if the irritation is very painful. Consult your dentist immediately.