Dentures

Do you have a number of decayed, broken or missing teeth? If so, then a high quality, natural looking denture professionally fitted at Rotherholme Dental could help to restore your smile. Not only will you regain function and attractiveness in your mouth but you will also notice a significant improvement in your overall facial features which can sag and begin to look aged when several teeth are missing.

A denture (otherwise known as false teeth) is a removable device which comprises a gum coloured acrylic plate with crowns attached as required. A denture can be full (replacing all of your teeth) or partial- anchoring to existing teeth with metal wires and replacing missing teeth as necessary.

At Rotherholme, we have a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and would relish the opportunity to help you restore your smile. We gain a great deal of job satisfaction when we see a patient leave us with a brand new set of teeth- particularly those who thought nothing could ever be done to help!

Our dentists have a keen interest in the area of cosmetic dentistry and are very experienced in the highly complex procedure involved in the manufacture and fit of dentures.

Until fairly recently, dentures have often been considered uncomfortable and unattractive but, when made and fitted well, modern dentures really are very natural looking and can greatly enhance your quality of life. A denture should fit so well that no-one even need know you are wearing it.

A denture will:

What is involved?

The measure and fit of a denture is a highly personal process and will require several appointments so that we can make sure it is just right. Each and every case is different.

Often extractions may be required prior to the denture being fitting and this may require some recovery time- although often a set of dentures can be fitted straight away.

The quality of your denture reflects directly on us at Rotherholme dental and, as such, we choose to work with only the best external suppliers. We select those laboratories which meet our high standards of service, those that we trust to deliver an exceptional product and with whom we have built a strong relationship over time.

Many factors will be taken into consideration when your denture is made as it is imperative that it sits comfortably in your mouth. The bite, support required to the lips and cheeks, the position of your teeth and the height of your denture will all be carefully considered – as will the size, shape and colour of any false teeth which will make up the denture. It really is a highly complex process- hence the time and cost involved!

For a very natural finish some people ask us if they can keep features of their teeth from before. They may ask for them to be slightly wonky (rather than perfectly straight) or for the odd filling to be dotted in!

What to expect from your new dentures:

Although you are likely to be very pleased with your brand new smile, it can take a little time to get used to the feel of your dentures.

Eating – may be slightly difficult- if so, stick with softer foods and introduce items slowly. Make sure you eat on both sides of your mouth.
Speech – may be affected while you get used to your new denture. Practice difficult words, read aloud, talk often to family, friends (even to yourself when you’re at home) you’ll soon find that this improves within a couple of weeks.
Discomfort – you may find your denture slightly uncomfortable in the first few days. This may be because it requires adjustment. If the pain get worse remove the denture. Return to us for a check over.

I feel a little scared about getting my new dentures?

The thought of getting a brand new (or replacement) set of dentures can be scary- particularly if you have had missing teeth for a while or will require extractions beforehand. Do bear in mind that a denture is likely to greatly improve your overall standard of life- allowing you to enjoy eating, talking and socialising again.

At Rotherholme we are very experienced in looking after nervous patients. We are proud to say that Dr Greg Clark is dental phobia certified- something that can only be achieved with the positive care and treatment of many nervous patients in the past. We promise to always listen to you, taking into account your needs. Procedures will be undertaken in our relaxed and comfortable surgery where staff will treat you with the utmost respect and care.

Whatever your fears, please talk to us and we will do all we can to help you. Whether you need regular breaks during treatment, a slow and steady approach or you’d like us to avoid needles- we’ve honestly heard it all before and will do all we can to help make you feel relaxed and at ease.

Caring for your dentures:

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After being terrified of Dentist for almost 60 years, I have at last found in Greg one that I can trust. He is kind, thoughtful and advises you every step of the way. I was actually able to sit through and have an extraction without fear, Did not feel a thing!

Thank you Greg

- AB

Just wanted to say a big ‘Thank you’ to you for all the time & effort you put into making sure my veneer was just right. It really is a job well done , & the care you took is very much appreciated. I’ve had several veneers over the past 20 years, but none look as natural as this one. Please pass on my thanks to the laboratory too.

Best Wishes

- AC

To Greg, & all the staff at Rotherholme Dental Practice.

I just wanted to thank you for being so patient with me & helping me conquer my ‘fear of dentist!’ For saying that 6 months ago I couldn’t even go into the waiting room without panicking & crying….I shall almost miss my regular visits!

Thank you and see you in 6months – “with no fear at all”

- EL

Dear Judith

Just a short note to say thank you for being so patient with me. Thanks to you and all your friendly staff, I have overcome my fear of dentist again, and from now on shall be attending regular check ups. Thank you all once again.

- SH

Many, many thanks for your kindness and patience. Completely painless and restored my faith in dentist.

To Greg, Judith, Hannah, Kate & Sarah

Thank you for letting me experience a brilliant dentistry practice!

I wanted to say how very pleased I was with the last work you did on my teeth.

The crown and bridge blend beautifully with the rest of my teeth, and the denture was so comfortable that from the very beginning, I had to check whether I was really wearing it!

Thank you very much indeed, with all good wishes.

- AB