Dentures

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  • Restore lost or damaged teeth
  • Secure replacement teeth
  • Natural feel and look

Dentures are removable false teeth that are usually made from either acrylic (plastic), metal or nylon.

If you are missing one or multiple teeth, our experts at The Neem Tree have the right solution for you. We are dedicated to providing the best possible treatment for our patients, with as little downtime and pain as possible. 

Dentures are removable false teeth that are usually made from either acrylic (plastic), metal or nylon. These false teeth can easily fit over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate any potential problems that could be caused by gaps in the teeth. There are two types of dentures available: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing while partial dentures are used when some of the natural teeth are still present. 

Gaps in your mouth left by missing teeth have the potential to cause you many problems specifically with your teeth near the gaps growing at an angle and problems with eating and your speech. 

Depending on your individual circumstance, you may need to remove all your current teeth and replace them with dentures or replace only one or a few teeth. Depending on what you need you will need either: 

  • Complete dentures (a full set of new teeth)
    These dentures replace both your upper and lower teeth. 

OR 

  • Partial dentures
    These dentures are made to only replace one or a couple of missing teeth.

Dentures are a great way to prevent problems you may have with your teeth repositioning, or any problems you may have speaking or eating. They also help with improving the appearance of your smile therefore improving your confidence. 

Contact us today to find out more about Dentures from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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Fee Guide

Cosmetic

Composite Veneers
from £650
Porcelain Veneers
from £875
Dental Bridge (per unit)
from £795
Dental Crowns
from £875

Family Dentistry

Children’s Dental Health Check-up
from £40
Baby Under 2 Years Old Check-up
Free

General

Emergency Dental Appointments
£95
New Patient Examination
from £69
Digital X-ray
from £17
OPG X-ray – Esher only
from £55
CT Scan (both arches) – Esher only
from £220
CT Scan (single arch) – Esher only
from £115
Simple Tooth Extraction
from £260
Surgical Tooth Extraction
from £460
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £650
Tooth Fillings (Small)
from £160
Tooth Fillings (Medium)
from £205
Tooth Fillings (Large)
from £255
Root Canal (Anterior)
from £550
Root Canal (Posterior)
from £815
Sports Mouthguards
from £200
Mouthguard for grinding
£450

Hygiene

Simple Hygiene (30 mins) - Esher
from £79
Simple Hygiene (30 mins) - Wandsworth
from £89
Hygiene with Dentist
from £115
Tooth Stain Removal inc. AirFlow (45 mins)
from £105
Perio Hygiene (60 mins)
from £260

Implants

Dental Implants
from £1,500
Dental Implant Crown
from £1,250
Dental Crown
from £795
All-on-4
from £12,000
Sinus Augmentation
from £800
Implant Bone Grafting
from £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)
from £12,000

Orthodontics

Consultation & Report
from £160
Lateral Cephalogram
from £50
Study Models
from £50
Ceramic Braces
from £4,500 – £4,800
Damon Braces
Please contact us
Incognito Braces
from £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointment
from £500
Invisalign Upper & Lower
from £2,900 – £4,500
Metal Braces
from £2,800 – £4,500
Pull Down Retainer
from £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)
from £350

Periodontics

Specialist Consultation
£160
Gum Grafting
Please contact
Crown Lengthening Surgery
from £600
Peri-implantitis
from £425
Surgical Periodental Treatment
from £575
Periodontal Maintenance
from £145
Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
from £425 per hour
Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250

Whitening

Enlighten Teeth Whitening
from £750
Home Teeth Whitening
from £375

Dentures FAQs

What are complete dentures?

Complete dentures are also known as a full denture that takes up the whole mouth rather than just a part of it. These dentures are usually made from acrylic.   

They can either be ‘immediate’ or ‘conventional’. These dentures can be fitted as soon as your teeth are removed which is great for many patients as it means that you won’t have to spend any time without teeth. The denture is made to fit quite snug over your jawbone and gums.  

Conventional dentures cannot be ready for placement until around eight months after the teeth have been removed as they need to be placed after the gum tissue has begun to heal after the tooth removal. Occasionally, the gums may need to be left for some time to heal and alter in shape before the dentures can be fitted. In some cases, this can take several months. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned soon after the teeth are removed.  

What will happen: 

A trial denture will be taken prior to any procedure taking place. It will be created from the impression taken of your mouth. 

 The dentist or clinical dental technician will trial this denture in your mouth first in order to assess the fit and ensure that both you and your dental clinician are happy with the fit and appearance of your dentures.  

The shape and colour can be adjusted to your preference before the final denture is produced for you.

What are partial dentures?

A partial denture is designed to fill any gaps you have in your mouth left by missing teeth. This type of denture is usually either a metal, nylon or plastic plate with false teeth attached to it. This denture is fitted with clips on to the natural teeth with metal clasps which ensure that the denture is held securely in place and will stay firmly in the mouth until it is unclipped and removed.

What are the alternatives to dentures?

If you have lost your teeth or have multiple missing teeth there are a few alternatives to dentures. Dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture completely. There are pros and cons for both options so be sure to book a consultation with your dentist so they can recommend what the best treatment option is for your individual circumstance. However, it is good to note that implants and bridges are both options that most closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are quickly becoming a very popular alternative to dentures but unfortunately, not everyone is a viable candidate for implants.

Can you eat with dentures?

Once you have had your dentures in for a while and are fully adjusted to wearing them, you should be able to eat and drink anything as you please just like you would with your natural teeth. Once you get dentures, it will take a little time and practice to get used to them and get comfortable eating with them. For some people this may take only a few days however, for some other wearers this may also take a few weeks to get used to the difference in eating with dentures.  

When you first get your dentures, ease yourself in by starting with soft foods that are cut into small pieces. You should also chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. As you begin to get used to eating with your dentures, start introducing other foods until you are comfortable enough to return to your normal diet. It is important to be especially cautious of foods that are really hot or sticky or foods that are quite hard. You should also try to avoid chewing gum and stay clear of using toothpicks while you are wearing your dentures. 

Can you speak with dentures

 Like any change in your mouth, it will take you some time to get used to talking with them. You may have some trouble pronouncing a few words at first, but once you get comfortable with your dentures, your speech should go back to normal. 

 If you notice that your dentures click while you are talking, contact your dentist. Sometimes it is normal for your dentures to occasionally slip a little while you’re speaking or laughing. This is not something you have to see your dentist for, simply reposition your dentures by gently biting down and swallowing. If you are having persistent problems with your speech or your dentures constantly moving, it is important to consult your dentist.

How can you look after your dentures?

You should never wear your dentures all 24 hours of a day without your dentist’s advice or without performing proper oral hygiene.

When you remove your dentures, it is important that you remember that they need to be kept moist. This can be either done with your dentures submerged in water or in a suitable overnight denture-cleaning solution. This is imperative to stop the denture material from drying out and changing its shape. 

 

Do I have to wear my dentures all day?

Your dentist will instruct you as to how long you should wear your dentures and when is the perfect time to remove them. Once you get your dentures fitted, it’s likely that they may feel a bit strange to begin with, but you will get used to wearing them pretty quickly. We recommend that you wear your dentures all the time when you first get them. This includes while you are sleeping. This is not the same advice we give to every patient with dentures, your dentist or dental technician will advise you on whether you should remove your dentures before you sleep. 

 We advise you to wear your dentures while you sleep in the beginning even though it may be a bit uncomfortable for the patient as it is the quickest way to highlight and identify any areas where the dentures may need some adjustment. Once any necessary adjustments have been made, you should be able to remove your dentures before going to bed.  

It is important not to get in the habit of sleeping with your dentures on. The break from your dentures at night allows your gum tissue to rest and allows for normal stimulation around the mouth as well as cleansing by the saliva and tongue. The denture can then be placed back in the mouth in the morning.

How often should I visit my dentist if I have dentures?

Your dentist will advise you on how often you should visit with your dentures. Depending on your individual circumstances, time spans may differ however, the usual time you should wait between routine visits is 6 months. Regular visits are important so your dentist can examine your month and your dentures to ensure a proper denture fit. These regular checks will also allow your dentist to look for any signs of oral disease including cancer or any gum issues.

Will dentures make my teeth look fake?

Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth so there should only be a small noticeable difference in your appearance. They should not look fake; however, they probably will improve your smile, and make your teeth look a lot whiter and straighter as well as fill out your facial appearance.