Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth, offering a removable solution at our dental practice in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Our clinical denture technician, Chris Egan, manufactures and fits both full and partial dentures. We also offer denture repair and adjustment.
A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as ‘false teeth’, it is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. A partial denture is fitted to replace some missing teeth, whilst a complete denture is specified when all natural teeth are missing. A good set of dentures helps you to eat, speak, function, and often improves facial appearance.
What to expect?
A new denture will always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Everyone is different and it could take several days or weeks to get accustomed to them. Often time and experience are essential before a denture can be worn comfortably and function effectively.
We offer a free consultation with our Clinical Dental Technician, Chris Egan, who will make your dentures by hand. Patients comment on how approachable and friendly Chris is, combined with his experience and skill of creating natural looking dentures.
Types of Dentures
When you lose all your natural teeth, your jaw bone naturally shrinks to a lower level, especially in the lower half of your face. This can cause a problem for the stability and retention of full dentures, particularly when you’re eating. Fortunately, most edentulous patients are suitable for the Bio Functional Prosthetics System (BPS), a well researched technique that offers numerous benefits to patients who have experienced total tooth loss.
BPS stands for:
- Biofunctional: The most important demand on your full denture is to mimic the functions of natural teeth during chewing and speaking.
- Prosthetic: BPS promotes the fabrication of quality full dentures.Only certified dental technicians are authorized to fabricate BPS dentures after thorough analysis of your individual situation.
- System: The excellent collaboration between clinician and certified dental technician enables optimum results during the creation of your personal bespoke BPS dentures.
BPS is the complete system of making full dentures from start to finish and the difference is noticeable from the very first appointment. Your BPS denture will be made with teeth that are designed to suit your individual needs and to fit in with your personality, age and lifestyle.
Book your FREE consultation today, simply fill in our online contact form here or call 01423 565432
Partial Dentures – Plastic vs Chrome
Plastic partial dentures are custom made to fit perfectly in your mouth, creating a natural looking smile and giving you a healthy mouth once again.
Plastic dentures are less expensive than chrome dentures and may be a more attractive option for those patients who haven’t yet decided on the final restoration.
Metal partial dentures are usually made from an alloy of chrome cobalt and are far stronger than plastic dentures. They can be made very small and thin and are normally very light and more comfortable to wear. They also impose less damage to the gums and the surrounding teeth compared to plastic partial dentures. The metal base of the partial denture is used to hold a gum coloured plastic base, so they look very natural and discreet.
Chrome partial dentures are less likely to cause irritation or discomfort when they are fitted. They are designed to blend in with the existing contours of your mouth and are more hygienic as they cover less of the gums and teeth. Covering less of the soft tissue in the mouth promotes good oral health, aids speech and allows patients to enjoy a better sense of taste.
The clasps that hold the partial dentures in place will improve support and hold the dentures in place. Light alloy dentures are more durable than other types of denture, meaning they will withstand more wear and tear, last longer and are less likely to break.
If you need to have some or all of your teeth removed and are worried about your appearance, then we can make you immediate dentures or “same day dentures”.
Immediate dentures offer a great solution for patients who need teeth removing but do not wish to be left with unsightly spaces. Once the denture has been made, the failed teeth are removed and the immediate denture is fitted at the same appointment.
Once teeth are removed, your gums and bone naturally remodel and shrink. This means that with time (around 3-6 months), your immediate denture will no longer fit your mouth as well as it did on day one. After 3-6 months we may need to carry out a simple reline procedure for your same day dentures to improve their fit.
In March 2017, our Clinical Dental Technician, Chris Egan, travelled to Japan to complete a course on the revolutionary new suction denture technique taught by Dr Jiro Abe. As a result, he is now qualified to provide a Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture (SEMCD) – the very latest in suction effective dentures.
One of the most difficult things to achieve in dentistry is suction and stability on a full lower denture. This new dentures technique, which eliminates the problem of the lower denture lifting by creating effective suction, offers 5 key advantages over a conventional full lower denture system:
- Less movement when eating and especially when speaking
- A secured sense when chewing
- More accurate fit
- More comfortable to wear
- Minimal requirement for the use of fixative
Cost of Dentures
The cost of dentures varies significantly from practice to practice and in different areas across the UK. Here are few points that may help clarify our pricing structure at The Raglan Suite:
- Estimated cost: Almost all our prices are shown as “From £…”, this is because every patient is different and every case unique. We will give you a more precise quote after the consultation stage, when our clinician has had the opportunity to discuss your requirements and assess your oral health.
- Experienced care: Our dental and facial treatments are carried out by highly skilled clinicians with many years of experience.
- Quality materials: We firmly believe that to achieve optimum clinical results, our clinicians must use the best materials for our patients. If you see cheap dental prices, the materials used will not be of premium standard.
In all cases we provide a full written treatment plan showing costs at each stage.
|Partial acrylic denture||From £765|
|Complete upper or lower acrylic dentures||From £1,100|
|Complete upper & lower acrylic dentures||From £1,995|
|Full implant overdenture||From £1,500|
|Partial chrome denture||From £1,230|
|Complete upper or lower with chrome||From £1,500|
|Immediate provisional denture||From £295|
|Addition to denture||From £95|
|Denture repair||From £88|
|Laboratory reline to denture||From £300|
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