Full & Partial Dentures

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Specialist prosthodontics for comfortable, highly aesthetic dentures in Merseyside, the Wirral, Cheshire and North Wales.

If you are missing some or all of your teeth, The Sandstone Dental Practice offers specialist expertise in fitting partial and full dentures in Merseyside and our team includes a specialist prosthodontist. Made from acrylic, nylon or metal, dentures fit snugly over your gums to replace missing teeth and counteract any problems missing teeth can cause – such as difficulty eating and speaking, unwanted movement of existing teeth, and facial sagging. Unlike crowns and bridges, dentures need to be removed daily for cleaning. In certain cases, dental implants can be used to anchor dentures permanently in place.

Dentures in Merseyside: a comprehensive range of options

Depending on how many of your teeth are missing, you’ll need either a complete denture or a partial denture. We’ll talk you through your options and give you plenty of time to read through your treatment plan before you decide to go ahead with denture treatment.

Complete denture

This replaces all your upper and lower teeth, and fits over your gums and jawbone.

Partial denture

This replaces one or a couple of missing or decayed teeth. It’s made up of a plastic or metal plate with false teeth attached, and uses metal clasps to clip onto your nearby natural teeth.

Implant-retained denture

Using a minimal number of dental implants (often four or six per arch), we can secure a full arch permanently in place, so you won’t ever experience problems with slippage, and your jawbone remains supported.

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Dental implants are potentially a permanent alternative to dentures

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FAQs

Why choose dentures?

Dentures are the most cost-effective solution to missing teeth and will enable you to eat and speak with confidence.

How are dentures made?

Dentures are custom-made in a dental lab, using your dental impressions to get the exact fit. A trial denture is usually made to check the fit before the final, permanent version is made.

What is the difference between full and partial dentures?

A partial denture fills the gap left behind by one or more missing teeth, and clips to your existing teeth. It can be easily unclipped and removed for cleaning. A full or complete denture is used when all the upper or lower teeth are missing, and fits snugly over your gums. It must be removed daily for cleaning.

Are dentures difficult to get used to?

Dentures can feel strange to begin with but most patients grow accustomed to them very quickly. As well as getting used to wearing them, you’ll also need to start a strict routine for cleaning them every morning and night; neglected dentures can cause a number of dental problems, from bad breath and oral thrush to gum disease and tooth decay.

How do I look after my dentures?

Clean them as you would your normal teeth – once in the morning and once at night. The routine requires you to brush them with toothpaste or soapy water, soak them with soluble denture-cleaning tablets to remove stains and bacteria, then brush again. If you’re taking your dentures out to sleep, keep them moist to stop them from drying out and changing shape. You’ll need to visit the dentist regularly to make sure your dentures are fitting and functioning correctly.

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