When to get new dentures
Dentures are the perfect way for those with tooth loss to fill the gaps in their smile and maintain the ability to chew and speak properly. You should replace your dentures with new ones:
After 5 years
- When chewing is difficult with your dentures
- When your dentures break frequently
- When your dentures don’t fit right or feel comfortable
- When your dentures look false or worn
At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics, we offer a free consultation to help you figure out if it’s time for new dentures.
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How long does it take to get new dentures?
It generally takes 4 weeks from the start of treatment before you can take your new dentures home.
How long does it take to get used to new dentures?
When you get new dentures, they may feel unusual when eating or speaking for a short time while you get used to wearing them. New dentures may also feel uncomfortable during this period which should usually last no more than a month.
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How do you get new dentures fitted?
First, you’ll have a free consultation with our Clinical Dental Technician where you can ask any questions you have about dentures and our process. From this meeting, you can decide what type of dentures will be best for you and book your treatment.
Your treatment will start with us taking impressions (a mould of your mouth) so we can create a plaster model of your mouth that we will use to create and shape all the components of your denture.
In your next appointment, we will use specialist techniques to record the relationship between your upper and lower jaw so we can ensure your dentures will function correctly when speaking and eating.
During the fourth (and often the most exciting) appointment, you get to try your new denture in wax form. At this stage, we can change and alter any aspects that aren’t quite right.
Your final appointment will be when we fit the dentures and make any adjustments before you get to take them home at the end.
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How to adjust to new dentures
Here are some tips to help you adjust to eating and speaking with your new dentures
Eating with new dentures
- Eat soft foods
- Eat small pieces of food
- Avoid spicy food that can irritate sores in your mouth
Speaking with new dentures
- Read aloud to practice speaking
- Speak slowly until you’re more used to your dentures
- Bite and swallow before speaking to remove excess saliva in your mouth
What types of new dentures can I get?
You can get full dentures to fill the whole upper or lower bridge of your mouth. Or if you have some teeth remaining, you can get partial dentures.
Can I get new dentures for one tooth?
Yes! We offer partial dentures for single teeth to help you achieve your perfect smile.
What materials do new dentures come in?
We can create new dentures from acrylic or chrome materials.
How much do new dentures cost?
Our new dentures start from £595 for acrylic partial dentures, £1295 for full dentures and £1999 for single suction dentures. A full description and written explanation of our costs are available during your free consultation.
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How to clean new dentures
Proper care and cleaning will help your new denture last longer and ensure they provide you with appropriate support when eating and speaking. The general rule for cleaning is to brush, soak and brush again and it’s recommended that this is always done over a bowl/sink of water or over a folded towel – just in case you happen to drop them. When you get new dentures with Kevin Manners Denture Clinics you will also get a free bottle of denture cleaner.
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If you think you need new dentures, book a free consultation with us where we’ll examine your mouth and explore all your possible options.