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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…

Lisa Lambert
Lisa Lambert
The smiling reception is always professional and friendly and I was so pleased when my Dentist, Dr. Deval, took time to inform me of my choices which were best for me personally. A refreshing change. A smashing Dentist, Tuba and her lovely assistant Sanju have taken over from Dr Deval. Tuba, cares about her patients and works towards them keeping a healthy smile, she's a credit to the Dentist profession as is her assistant Sanju. She got rid of an abscess painlessly and on my next appointment she miraculously saved my tooth for which I am so grateful. Valentina and Sarah who work on the reception desk are always welcoming and very helpful. Many thanks to a great Dentist and her team. L Lambert.
Pavel Jagodzinski
Pavel Jagodzinski
I'm so grateful for all the effort and support during my two visits with Dr Tuba Pishgharavol at St Helier Dental Surgery in Morden. Dr Pishgharavol is really a professional, and at the same time showed her passion and commitment in very complicated a root canal treatment. However, all other staff is very polite, friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this dental practice to my friends.
nicky lynch
nicky lynch
Highly recommended, all staff are professional and polite and really know what they are talking about. I wouldn’t consider putting mine or my families dental care in any other practices hands . Excellent service all round
Lilly Sineen
Lilly Sineen
Great customer experience from Fatima Ali and her team today. Warm, friendly and put me at ease. We discussed all my options regarding improving my teeth and even had a CT scan on my mouth. Very impressed with the setup and knowledge of the lovely crew. Highly recommended. Thank you for an enjoyable second visit. K. Lilliana Sineen
Jan Showell
Jan Showell
Very good professional service. The practice has a calm and helpful feel about it. I was very pleased with the tooth whitening treatment. The results are better then I expected and the treatment was easy to apply and comfortable to use. I would recommend this surgery for nervous patients like me.
Sioned Davies
Sioned Davies
Had a wonderful service at St Helier with Dr Tuba Pishgharavol and the lovely receptionists Sarah and Valentina. Would recommend highly. Thank you all 🙂

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