Dentures

Dentures or false teeth,….. still one the most used option for replacing missing teeth. We provide a wide range of dentures at Bayswater Dental Clinic in west London, W2.

Highly experienced team providing different types of denture

We provide aesthetic flexi dentures

Provide same day emergency dentures

Pay as you go option of payment available

Offer 1-3 years 0% finance

Removable prostheses, otherwise known as dentures or false teeth is the oldest known method for replacing missing teeth. Although with the introduction of dental implants, use of dentures has been getting less and less, still many people that do not wish to consider the implant option and are not keen or not able to have Dental bridges, still consider the denture option.

What type of denture should i have?

In modern dentistry, there are many different types of dentures available. To summarise the different types available, we can categorise them into;

1- All plastic, such as full acrylic dentures.

Acrylic is one the oldest and most tested material used in making dentures. It is still one of the most widely used material and it is ideal for use in full denture, replacing teeth when they are all missing.

Advantages:

  • Easy to repair.
  • Relatively light in weight.
  • Cost effective.

Disadvantages:

  • Their strength comes from their thickness, so can be bulky.
  • Break if dropped on hard surfaces.
  • Is gum supported, meaning the denture only sit on the gum.

2 – Combination of metal and plastic dentures

This is one the most tolerated type of denture and they are usually very comfortable. Its strength comes from a metal skeleton made usually from cobalt and chrome, with plastic teeth and gum on the metal substructure. Although they can be used for making full denture but they are ideal for making partial denture which means there are still some teeth standing in the jaw.

With this type of denture, The plastic can be Acrylic and if so usually they have metal clasps. Alternatively the plastic material can be Nylon which has some flexibility to compare with acrylic plastics, hence the name Flexi Denture when Nylon is used. With Flexi Dentures no metal clasps are used in the aesthetic zone of the mouth. Because of this they are also referred to as aesthetic denture as they have no metal clasps in the front of the mouth.

In our experience partial dentures made with metal substructure and flexi plastic are one of the best tolerated type of false teeth with good aesthetic result.

Advantages:

  • Easier to tolerate.
  • Can be repaired when acrylic is used..
  • Better retention and stability.
  • Better function and aesthetics.
  • Both, tooth and gum supported.

Disadvantages:

  • Need to have some teeth.
  • Cost, as they are more expensive.
  • Any changes to the shape of the teeth can result in metal skeleton not fit any longer.
  • Compromised aesthetics as part of metal may be visible.

3 – Flexi dentures or aesthetic dentures

This type of denture uses a form of plastic that has some flexibility which acrylic dentures do not have. They are ideal for replacing few missing teeth, specially in the front of the mouth in the aesthetic zone, part of the mouth that people can see when one smiles.

They are usually very comfortable and as the plastic has some flexibility, clasp can be made with the same material as plastic for better retention and therefore no need for metal clasps.

Advantages:

  • Flexibility of the material.
  • Can have metal free clasps for better retention of the denture.
  • Aesthetically better than the other type of denture.
  • Are light weight.
  • Can be easier to tolerate.

Disadvantages:

  • Not suitable for replacing many teeth unless it has metal substructure.
  • Usually they are more expensive than Acrylic dentures.
  • This type of plastic is vulnerable to stains to compare with acrylic.

WHAT IS THE COST OF HAVING DENTURES OR FALSE TEETH?

It all depends on what type of denture is needed, what material is used and how skilled and experienced the clinician is. At Bayswater Dental Clinic all our prices are published on our web site, so our patients can have some initial information about prices.

CAN EVERYBODY TOLERATE FALSE TEETH?

No every individual can tolerate a foreign body in their mouth no mater. What type of material it has. Statistically there is 50% chance that someone whom has never had a denture before, they would not be able to tolerate dentures or false teeth.

This is only for dentures that are removable and can be taken out of the mouth. Tolerance rate is different with devices that are not removable and are fixed, like crowns, bridges and implants.