In the realm of dental solutions, dentures stand out as a time-tested remedy for restoring confidence and functionality to those with missing teeth. At Sync Dental in Surrey, we understand the significance of a beaming, complete smile. In this blog, we explore dentures, their benefits, treatment steps, and aftercare to ensure a seamless transition to a radiant, new smile.
Dentures offer numerous advantages beyond just aesthetic appeal. They improve chewing and speaking capabilities, provide support for facial muscles, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting. Our custom-crafted dentures not only restore your smile but also boost your overall oral health and quality of life.
You can have partial dentures for a few missing teeth, or full dentures can replace a whole set of teeth on the upper or lower jaw. They are often made from acrylic or a combination of both metal and acrylic. We use an award-winning laboratory, Changing Faces to craft and create our dentures. They are one of the UK’s best 20 labs in the country. The lab is run by Bill Sharpling, who is one of the UK’s foremost dental technicians, and is a well-known dentistry leader in his field. Using a first-class lab fits in with our outstanding service to our patients.
At our dentist in Surrey, the journey to a new smile with dentures is a carefully structured process designed for your comfort and satisfaction.
Consultation: Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation. Our expert dental team assesses your oral health, discusses your needs and preferences, and outlines the denture options best suited for you.
Impressions with a wax model: Following the consultation, precise impressions of your mouth are taken. We use these impressions to create a wax model, allowing you to see a mock-up of your future dentures. This step enables adjustments and ensures the perfect fit and appearance.
Award-winning laboratory crafting: Your final set of dentures is meticulously crafted in the state-of-the-art, award-winning laboratory, The Changing Faces® Denture Clinic in Surrey. Using the latest technology and high-quality materials, skilled technicians create your custom dentures with attention to detail and precision.
Fitting of dentures: Once your dentures are ready, we ensure a snug and comfortable fit. We make necessary adjustments to guarantee they feel natural and secure in your mouth.
Review appointment: Post-fitting, we schedule a review appointment after a week to ensure you’re adapting well to your new dentures. We examine their fit, functionality, and your comfort, making any fine-tuning adjustments as necessary.
Proper maintenance is key to the longevity and effectiveness of your dentures. Here are some essential care tips:
Gently brush your dentures daily using a soft-bristled brush and mild cleanser to remove food particles and plaque.
Soak dentures in a specialised solution or water when not in use to keep them moist and maintain their shape.
Handle dentures with care to prevent damage, and never forget to brush your gums, tongue, and palate to maintain overall oral hygiene.
At Sync Dental, we’re dedicated to ensuring your comfort, confidence, and oral health with our top-tier denture solutions. Contact us to schedule a consultation and begin your journey toward a vibrant smile that lasts a lifetime.
You may feel a little different when you first have your dentures fitted. It can be a little tricky initially eating, and you may feel your speech has altered slightly. We advise you to start off with softer foods initially and then gradually introduce harder foods. The amount of saliva may increase, but this will ease as your mouth gets used to the replacement teeth.
If you feel your speech has changed, we recommend you practice reading aloud, and this will settle down. If you experience any sore spots, please get in touch with us, and we can make adjustments if we feel that’s necessary.
Proper aftercare is crucial for maintaining the longevity and functionality of dentures. While dentures are designed to be hardwearing, their lifespan can be significantly extended with attentive care. One essential practice is to remove dentures before bedtime, allowing the gums to rest and preventing potential irritation or soreness. Storing dentures in water or denture-cleaning fluid is vital, as they may lose their shape if they dry out. This precaution ensures that the dentures maintain their proper fit and comfort over time.
In addition to preserving the dentures, it’s equally important to prioritise oral hygiene. Regularly cleaning dentures with a specialised brush helps eliminate plaque and debris, promoting both oral health and the dentures’ aesthetic appeal.
Beyond denture care, maintaining the cleanliness of gums and any remaining natural teeth is crucial. Adopting a routine that includes gentle brushing and rinsing contributes to overall oral hygiene. While dentures may replace missing teeth, regular dental check-ups remain essential to monitor the health of the oral cavity, address any issues promptly, and ensure the continued effectiveness of the dentures in providing a functional and comfortable bite. For further denture information, you can view frequently asked questions and answers provided by The Oral Health Foundation.
Get in touch with our friendly team today to discuss your options for dentures!