Dentures

Dentures, whether partial or full, are removable false teeth that offer numerous benefits such as improved eating and speach, as well as restoring confidence with a natural smile, while enhancing the facial shape.

What is a denture?

Dentures are removable false teeth that come with a host of benefits, including helping to improve how you eat and speak, as well as boosting your confidence by restoring your smile. They can also enhance facial shape, especially around the lips and  cheek area. You can either have partial dentures for a few missing teeth or full dentures to a replace a whole set of teeth on the upper or lower jaw.

They are usually made from acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and metal. They are all custom made by skilled technicians, using a wide variety of acrylic, composite and sometimes porelain. High end modern materials ensure partial dentures blend in beautifully with existing teeth and complete dentures can pass for the real thing.

For improve stability and fit, dental implants are often used to provide a secure foundation for denture retention.

What does the treatment involve?

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Before Fitting

The process of making and fitting dentures involves multiple appointments to ensure a secure and comfortable fit. After a thorough consultation, impressions of your mouth will be taken to create a wax model for checking fit, bite, and comfort. The final dentures will be manufactured in a laboratory, following which you will be invited for a fitting.

Complete dentures replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw, featuring a gum-coloured arch with prosthetic teeth. Partial dentures are used for a few missing teeth, often held in place by metal hooks attached to existing teeth.

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After fitting

It can take a little while to get used to your new dentures, especially if they are a complete set. They may feel odd at first and eating can be tricky, so it may be a good idea to start with softer foods and slowly introduce more challenging items. The amount of saliva in your mouth may increase, but this should soon improve as your mouth gets used to your replacement teeth.

Initially, speaking may be difficult but you can improve this by reading aloud and if you are experiencing any sore spots in your mouth, the denture surface may need some adjustment.

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Aftercare

Dentures are designed to be hardwearing but they will last longer if you treat them with care. Dentures should be removed before you go to bed so your gums can have a rest, but they must be stored in water or denture fluid as they could lose their shape if allowed to dry out.

Clean your dentures with a special denture brush and remember to keep your gums and any remaining teeth clean too. You will also need to attend regular check-ups so your dentist and hygienist can keep an eye on your oral health.

Implant retained dentures

Experience the advantages of implant-retained dentures, a reliable and durable solution for missing teeth. Our skilled team can modify your existing dentures to be attached to dental implants, ensuring a more secure fit and enhanced stability. Implants can also support complete dentures, offering a remarkably lifelike alternative to natural teeth, improving your ability to chew, speak, and confidently smile. With implant-retained dentures, you can regain the comfort and functionality of a natural dentition.

Implant-retained dentures offer exceptional advantages, resembling the look and feel of natural teeth. The dental implants act as sturdy anchors, securing the dentures firmly in place, allowing you to confidently eat, speak, and smile without any worries. Whether you require a partial or complete denture, our team will tailor the treatment to meet your specific needs, providing you with a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution.

Why Choose Us?

We have dedicated teams of skilled clinicians who embrace interdisciplinary collaboration, within cutting-edge facilities, and are committed to your goals, providing you with the smile you deserve. Experience the difference today.

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We own and operate five dental practices across South Wales making us your perfect local choice.

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Rely on over three decades of dental experience for expert patient care and peace of mind in your dental journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

We recommend that you always consult with one of our clinicians before starting any treatment.

How soon can I be treated?

Our waiting times for an NHS examination and treatment appointments, for new and historic patients, vary. Our reception team will happily update you on current waiting times.

The NHS contract funds a set amount of dental activity for the year and we are obliged to deliver this evenly over the twelve months.

The level of NHS funding provided  is not high enough to enable us to meet the demand for NHS care that exists.

These factors lead to long waiting times to access NHS care.

Private care can be provided at all times with a minimal wait.

Your dentist will be happy to go through all available options including that of accessing some treatment options on a private basis alongside an NHS course of treatment.

How much will it cost?

All treatment plans will be discussed with you at the examination appointment, along with associated costs.

Complex treatments, may need multiple visits to complete the investigations needed prior to providing an estimate. This will be printed at reception, or if preferred emailed to you.

Please look at our Fees page for more details.

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Am I entitled to free treatment?

Exemption

Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if, on the first day of treatment, they are:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Aged 18 and in full-time education
  • An expectant mother
  • A woman who has had a baby in the previous 12 months

Remission

Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if they or their partner are currently receiving:

  • Income Support (Incapacity benefit and Disability Living Allowance does NOT count)
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (Contribution-based does NOT count)
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (Contribution-related does NOT count)
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit (Savings Credit on its own does NOT count)
  • Universal Credit (in the last assessment period there were no earnings, or earnings were within the allowed limit, please check at www.healthcosts.wales.nhs.uk)

Patients can be exempt from paying if they have a valid NHS low income scheme certificate HC2 for full help. Payment can be reduced if they are named on a valid HC3 certificate.

It is impotant the information you give us is contemporary and accurate.If you are unsure if you are exempt from NHS dental charges, please discuss with reception.

Which practice should I join?

The Cox & Hitchcock Dental Group operates several dental practices across South Wales. Fot your convenience, we would recommend joining us at your nearest location to home or work . For some advanced treatments, you may benefit from the services offered at a particlar site. We will advise you accordingly. You can find your nearest dental practice by browsing all our locations.

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Can I meet my dentist before the treatment?

Absolutely! Your clinician wil introduce themselves when you meet at your first visit. Building a strong patient-dentist relationship is important to us. Your initial examination visit enables us to understand your needs and address any concerns. We ensure open communication, so you can freely discuss any worries before proceeding with treatment. Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities.

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