Dentures in London

Full or partial removable dentures (false teeth) are a dental prosthetic made from acrylic plastic, nylon or metal materials and are designed to replace one or more missing natural teeth. This prosthodontic treatment is less invasive than a surgical option such as a surgical option such as a dental implant or the use of a dental bridge.

Treatment Duration

4+ hours

Price

From £2000

Team Experience

40+ years

Recovery Time

None

Google Rating

★★★★★ (4.9)

Written by: Prof Dr Christian Mehl

Clinically reviewed by: Dr Raul Costa

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    Full or partial removable dentures (false teeth) are dental prosthetics made from acrylic plastic, nylon or metal materials and are designed to replace one or more missing natural teeth. This prosthodontic treatment is less invasive than a surgical option such as a dental implant or the use of a dental bridge.

    Full (or complete) dentures need the support of healthy gums as they are secured to them via a precise fit plus dental sealant (fixative adhesive) can be used if needed. Partial dentures are a smaller version of full dentures designed to be attached via clips to your neighbouring healthy teeth to close the gap created by the missing teeth.

    What happens during treatment?

    The treatment process for manufacturing and fitting dentures depends on the type of denture required and your own personal oral health situation. In most circumstances, our patients need partial or full dentures. However, in some cases, our patients might require immediate dentures that are fitted on the same day because they are in a rush to restore their smile back to normal (usually due to a special upcoming event for which they want to have their dentures ready). Same-day or immediate dentures however are usually more costly and require greater dental resources to ensure a fast but comfortable fit for the patient.

    Meet your award-winning Dentures dentist and team…

    • We have over 75+ years of combined dentistry experience across our specialist team.
    • 10,000+ treatments performed and counting.
    • We are leaders in the dental industry – we regularly teach, lecture and publish our research work internationally.

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    Dentures costs

    Removable full denture

    Per jaw
    £2,000

    Removable denture

    Per jaw supported by two implants
    £6,000

    Removable denture

    Per jaw supported by four implants
    £8,000

    German telescopic crown

    Supported denture on minimum on two teeth
    £5,000

    Per additional telescope

    £1,000

    Repair of a denture

    £400

    Our Expertise

    Here are just some of the benefits you can expect to receive at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic when you visit us for dentures dental treatment:

    • Safe and established procedures due to over 1,000 successfully placed implants per year.
    • Latest technology in diagnostics and therapy.
    • Clinically and scientifically proven surgical methods by our dentists with decades of combined general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry experience.
    • Offer a wide range of denture options including complete dentures, partial dentures and temporary dentures.
    • High-quality implant systems.
    • We only use dental implants from leading dental implant companies because they have to last 30 years or more
    • Modern operating rooms.
    • We have the ability to provide immediate dentures that can be fitted on the same day.
    • Comfortable recovery rooms.
    • Established high-end hygiene protocols.
    • Convenient central London location accessible by bus, car or underground.

    Dentures Before & Afters

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    Find out more about our patients, their treatment and why they chose Wimpole Street Dental Clinic.

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    Who is suitable for dentures?

    Dental patients who seek to replace one or more missing teeth lost to tooth decay or accident or who seek to replace all upper and lower teeth within the mouth may be deemed suitable for partial or full dentures treatment, respectively.

    You may be considering dentures if you have experienced extensive tooth loss but you still retain healthy gums and some healthy teeth showing no signs of periodontitis or gum disease and a strong jawbone which are pre-requisites to support a successful application of snug-fitting full or partial dentures in the mouth.

    In many instances with older patients, tooth loss has been inevitable due to years of wear and progressing gum disease. However, this doesn’t mean that young people can’t have dentures. Dentures for young people might not be as common but is still possible, particularly for young people who perhaps have suffered tooth loss from accidents or contact sports. Our dentists might recommend dentures over dental implants to young adults who regularly participate in contact sports such as rugby or boxing to avoid requiring repeat dental treatment every time a tooth or implant gets knocked out!

    How do you clean dentures?

    Daily brushing is necessary to care for your dentures by use of a soft-bristle brush and non-abrasive dentures cleanser. If you use a dental sealant (fixative adhesive) be sure to clean the grooves daily to remove the used adhesive and to prepare for a snug fit again the next day. Dentures can slightly dry out overnight leading to a change in the shape of the bespoke plate we have created and so can lead to a poorer fit and potential irritation in the morning.

    Water is the optimum choice to use when soaking your dentures overnight. Make sure your dentures are not placed longer than 15 minutes in a solution of denture cleanser as this might damage the denture resin.

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    What are immediate dentures?

    Immediate dentures (sometimes known as same-day dentures) are complete or partial dentures that are fitted on the same day. The benefit of same-day/immediate dentures is that you don’t have to wait weeks for the dentures to be manufactured. Some patients may be very self-conscious about having missing teeth or may need immediate dentures for a special occasion (e.g. wedding, anniversary, birthday) so they feel confident with “better-looking” teeth and “look themselves” with temporary dentures.

    It is worth noting that immediate dentures (or temporary dentures) are unlikely to fit as well as custom-made denture and as such, might not be as comfortable.

    What happens during Partial Dentures treatment?

    After consultation, a full and comprehensive set of diagnostic tests and records to confirm your suitability to receive your partial dentures will be performed.

    We will take initial and fine impressions for and with the individual impressions tray respectively to ensure a perfect fit.

    We will conduct a thorough check on the current condition and health of your jawbone, gums and your remaining teeth to ensure you have adequate support in place for your partial dentures.

    We will produce your partial dentures plate to your bespoke and exact match for both individual gum colouring and precise tooth positioning.

    Your partial dentures are secured in place by clips which are easy to use to insert and remove it as you wish.

    Once you are satisfied with the result, your dentist will advise on the aftercare plan and ongoing care and cleaning of your partial dentures, post-treatment.

    What happens during Full Dentures treatment?

    After consultation, a full and comprehensive set of diagnostic tests and records to confirm your suitability to receive your full set of dentures will be performed.

    We will take initial and fine impressions for and with the individual impressions tray respectively to ensure a perfect fit.

    We will conduct a thorough check on the current condition and health of your jaws and gums to ensure you have adequate support in place for your full dentures.

    We will produce your full set of dentures to your bespoke and exact match for a snug fit, and for individual gum colouring and precise teeth positioning.

    Your full set of dentures are secured by way of a perfect fit whereby further support can be provided with the use of dental sealant (fixative adhesive) if required/desired.

    Once you are satisfied with the result, your dentist will advise on the aftercare plan and ongoing care and cleaning of your full dentures, post-treatment.

    What happens during Dentures on Dental Implants treatment?

    After consultation, a full and comprehensive set of diagnostic tests and records to confirm your suitability to receive your full set of dentures will be performed.

    We will take initial and fine impressions for and with the individual impressions tray respectively to ensure a perfect fit.

    We will conduct a thorough check on the current condition and health of your jaws and gums to ensure you have adequate support in place for your dentures on dental implants.

    We will take a 3D X-ray and create a drilling template to ensure the exact placement of the dental implants prior to the procedure.

    Two to four dental implants can be performed as a surgical procedure for you according to your individual need and case and as agreed.

    We will produce your dentures to your bespoke and exact match for a snug fit, and for individual gum colouring and precise teeth positioning.

    They are secured by way of a perfect fit whereby further support can be provided with the use of dental sealant (fixative adhesive) if required/desired in addition to the implants which connect to them. However, under normal circumstances the supporting implants are enough to keep the dentures firmly in place. The dentures are further supported by a metal or ultramodern (PEKK) framework.

    Once you are satisfied with the result, your dentist will advise on the aftercare plan and ongoing care and cleaning of your dentures on dental implants, post-treatment.

    What happens during German Telescopic Crowns treatment?

    After consultation, a full and comprehensive set of diagnostic tests and records to confirm your suitability to receive your full set of dentures will be performed.

    We will take initial and fine impressions for and with the individual impressions tray respectively to ensure a perfect fit.

    We will conduct a thorough check on the current condition and health of your jaws and gums to ensure you have adequate support in place for your full dentures.

    We will produce your full set of dentures to your bespoke and exact match for a snug fit, and for individual gum colouring and precise teeth positioning.

    Your full set of dentures are secured by way of a perfect fit whereby further support can be provided with the use of dental sealant (fixative adhesive) if required/desired.

    Once you are satisfied with the result, your dentist will advise on the aftercare plan and ongoing care and cleaning of your full dentures, post-treatment.

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    Can you sleep with dentures?

    Constant use of dentures may lead to the development of sore gums and/or jawbone. Your dentist will be best placed to advise you if you can or should sleep with your dentures still in place. By removing them at night, you are in the best position to both monitors their cleanliness and relieve any pressure on your mouth and let it rest, so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

    How long do new dentures hurt?

    It does take time to adjust to wearing dentures for the first time and any discomfort can be minimised due to the level of perfect and secure fit achieved by one of our dental specialists as you heal. Your prosthodontist will be able to advise you exactly on all the aftercare information you will need, post-treatment for your ongoing oral health at your appointment with us.

    Can dentures be fitted to receding gums?

    Full dentures are usually fitted to the gums alone so if you are faced with receding gums they may need more support which can be provided by choosing the surgical option of dentures on implants.

    How can you ensure a better fit for dentures?

    Dentures are primarily secured in place due to the perfect fit your dentist achieves during the original procedure. Our state-of-the-art technology suite at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic in London offers our dental patients the best resources and equipment we can, for our clinical dental technicians to produce high-quality dentures in terms of fit, function and aesthetics.

    If you are experiencing discomfort with the fit, please book an appointment with us as soon as possible as ill-fitting and/or abrasive dental prosthetics are no longer commonplace.

    What are dentures made of?

    They are dental prosthetics made from acrylic plastic, nylon or metal materials and are designed to replace one or more missing teeth.

    Can you eat with dentures in?

    Yes. post-treatment, the consumption of soft foods in small pieces and chewed slowly is recommended as you adjust to using them to chew. As they settle in you can consider eating a variety of food again but it may be prudent to exercise caution with foods which are sticky, hard or present with abrasive edges.

    What are flexible dentures?

    These dentures are exactly what the name would suggest – they are made from a thinner thermoplastic material such as nylon and can feel less rigid in the mouth, increasing your comfort.

    Ask your dentist to discuss at your next check-up, all of the treatment options available so you can make the right choice for you.

    What do dentures look like?

    Dentures are false teeth – a dental prosthetic which is simply a plate moulded by a dental technician to the exact shape of your upper or lower jaw with artificial teeth attached. They can be designed to match your individual gum colouring and precise tooth position so as to re-create as much as possible, your original smile.

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    Are bottom dentures hard to wear?

    The ease of wearing dentures on a daily basis lies in the perfect fit achieved by your dentist at your initial treatment appointment. We appreciate that bottom dentures have to contend with the natural movement of the tongue but we factor this clinical challenge in mind. This is why at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic in London; we take the time and use all the resources we have available to prepare your bespoke and tailor-made dentures for you with your long-term comfort (and so daily use) being a priority.

    Can I get dental implants after dentures?

    It is possible to receive dental implants after you have been fitted with dentures. This treatment option is called dentures on dental implants and is available at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic. Please speak to your dentist if you’re interested in getting an implant after having dentures fitted and they will be able to explain the full process as well as check the suitability of your existing implant.

    How do dentures stay in your mouth?

    Dentures (without the use of denture implants) primarily stay in the mouth due to the precise fit achieved through the meticulous preparation made by your prosthodontist during your initial treatment. Dentures can further be supported by the use of dental sealant (fixative adhesive) applied to both the grooves of the appliance and to your gums.

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