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Dentures

Dentures are removable false teeth that can either replace a few teeth in a smile or a complete arch. The dentures of today are made from comfortable and durable materials that fully restore functionality to your dental wellbeing.

They come with a host of benefits, including helping to improve how you eat and speak, as well as boosting your confidence by restoring your smile. They can also enhance facial shape, especially around the lips and in the cheek area.

If you are having complete dentures, these will be fitted in the top or bottom of your mouth. This complete denture will consist of a gum coloured arch with a set of prosthetic teeth attached. Partial dentures will be used if you only have one or a few missing teeth and may be held in place with metal hooks attached to existing teeth.

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How Do Our Dental Experts Create Dentures?

Making and fitting dentures can be quite an involved process, especially as we want to make sure they are perfect for you.

  • First, we will carry out an examination to get a clear and comprehensive view of your oral health. We will need to make sure that the structures of your mouth will support dentures in a healthy way.
  • Then we will take scans and impressions of your mouth so we have accurate measurements and dimensions for the dental laboratory to use when they create your dentures.
  • Once we receive the dentures back from the laboratory, we arrange for your initial fitting. We will make sure that they fit and that there is no rubbing while making any necessary adjustments and talking you through steps on how to get used to wearing your dentures.

At first, it can take a few days for your mouth to adjust to them, especially if they are a complete set or you are wearing dentures for the first time. They may feel odd at first and eating can be tricky, so it may be a good idea to start with softer foods and slowly introduce more challenging items. The amount of saliva in your mouth may increase, but this should soon improve as your mouth gets used to your replacement teeth.

Caring for Your Dentures

Dentures are designed to be hard-wearing, but they will last longer if you treat them with care. They should be removed before you go to bed so your gums can have a rest, but they must be stored in water or denture fluid as they could lose their shape if allowed to dry out.

Our denture specialists will show you how to clean your dentures with a toothbrush or a special denture brush and you should also remember to keep your gums and any remaining teeth clean too. You will also need to attend regular check-ups, so your dentist and hygienist can keep an eye on your oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

What type of dentures are best?

At St Helier Dental, we provide complete or partial dentures, as this helps to improve how you eat, speak, boost your confidence and restore your smile!

How long do you leave dentures in after extractions?

Dentures should be kept in for 24 hours after extraction.

Can you get dentures that look like real teeth?

If you are having complete dentures, these can be fitted with natural looking prosethic teeth. Partial dentures are the same, where they can be fitted to replace one or a small number of missing teeth.

How long does it take to get dentures?

The process to make customised dentures can take from six weeks to three months. The process can take longer if there are any teeth that need to be extracted, as you will need to heal too.

What are dentures made of?

Dentures are made of comfortable and durable materials, either plastic, nylon or metal.

What People Say…

Zohaib Khan
Zohaib Khan
2020-11-25
Most amazing dental practice I have been to! Very kind and friendly staff as well a highly qualified skilled dentist! Wouldn’t go anywhere else for my teeth! Absolutely love love the results, the dentist here won’t stop until you are 110% satisfied! Excellent service specially Dr zena
Jennifer Di Costanzo
Jennifer Di Costanzo
2020-11-24
Friendly and very kind
Doreen Osei
Doreen Osei
2020-11-21
I have been going to St Helier Dental Surgery for a few years now and my experience has always been a positive one. All the staff are friendly and professional. I recently had the boutique whitening treatment done with Dr Zena and she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She genuinely cared for me as a person which put me at ease throughout the treatment. It was very uplifting to see how excited she was for the success of my treatment. It is also reassuring to see how the surgery is following government guidelines when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. I highly recommend this dental surgery.
Wendy Payne
Wendy Payne
2020-11-19
Saw Zena and Jen this morning. Incredibly happy with the service I was given. And I would highly recommend. 5 stars ladies
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ernest boamah
2020-11-09
Lidia Arion
Lidia Arion
2020-11-03
I'm very grateful to Dr ZENA Al-ansari for referring my daughter for orthodontic treatment. I had their call only few days later,pleasantly surprised due to current situation. Dr Zena is very calm and patient every time we visit the surgery,explaining every step of the treatment. Thank you indeed for being dedicated to your patients! Highly reccomended surgery.
Cristian Barnes
Cristian Barnes
2020-11-02
Chris Mackenzie
Chris Mackenzie
2020-10-28
Very calming and helpful always does the best for me. Dr Zena is very kind and put me at ease. Very clean practice and amazing staff.
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Sveta Log
2020-10-26
Francis Moorghen
Francis Moorghen
2020-10-16
I was very pleased with my treatment. I recommend Dr Zena, she is always amazing and trying her best to help and fit me in and providing best service.

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