Dentures in Sherburn: high-tech solutions to missing teeth

Dentures restore confidence for patients whose teeth are failing or missing. With our high-tech dentures available in Sherburn in Elmet, we can help restore the facial contour around your mouth, and enable you to eat almost all foods without pain or embarrassment. At Elmet Dental Care, we offer a comprehensive denture fitting service – so whether you require a full set of dentures, partial dentures or a single-tooth replacement, call us today to discuss how we can help.

Why choose dentures?

Dentures have been used for thousands of years – and fortunately today’s high-tech dentures are better quality and more comfortable to wear than ever before. Custom-created in a dental lab, your dentures can be made to match not only the colour of your natural teeth and gums, but the size and shape of your face, so they look completely natural.

Different types of denture

FAQs

Why bother with dentures?

Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance. Complete or full dentures in Sherburn will not only replace your natural teeth but also provide support for cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make you appear older and reduce your ability to eat and speak.

What are dentures made of?

The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.

Will I be able to eat with dentures?

Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the denture from moving. As you become more used to your denture, add other foods until you return to your normal healthy diet.

Will dentures change how I speak?

Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words will help. Over time you will adjust and get used to it, so don’t worry! If you find that your dentures occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile, reposition the denture by gently biting down and swallowing. If this continues consult your dentist.

How do I take care of my dentures?

If you’re getting dentures in Sherburn, you’ll need to know how to look after them correctly. The general rule is: brush, soak and brush again. Brush your dentures to remove any bits of food, then soak them in effervescent (fizzy) denture cleaner, to remove stubborn stains and leave your dentures feeling fresher. Then brush the dentures, gently, again, as you would your own teeth. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them.

How long do dentures last?

Your dentures will need replacing after about five years. But you should have your dentist check them and your mouth once a year.

Dentures in Sherburn in Elmet: what are the options?

Depending on how many of your teeth are missing, you’ll need either a complete denture or a partial denture. At Elmet Dental Care, we’ll talk you through your options and give you plenty of time to read through your treatment plan before you decide to go ahead with denture treatment.

Complete denture
This replaces all your upper and lower teeth, and fits over your gums and jawbone.

Partial denture
This replaces one or a couple of missing or decayed teeth. It’s made up of a plastic or metal plate with false teeth attached, and uses metal clasps to clip onto your nearby natural teeth.

Missing teeth?