Fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 15/6/2020
Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.
We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.
If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Ben Pearson and the team
What does it involve?Taking moulds of the mouth making wax mock ups and then subsequent fitting of a plastic or metal framed set of teeth.
How many appointments?From 2-6 appointments dependant on type of denture being made.
How much does it cost?From £470-£1130
When are dentures advisable?
Although these days there are now seemingly better approaches to replacing missing teeth in the form of bridges or implants we must not forget about the benefits of well-fitting dentures.
Clinical circumstance may preclude you from having a bridge or implants fitted, and in many instances, a good denture is a better option and can be made very easily. It may be that you do not wish to go through the whole surgical implant process or that your remaining teeth cannot support a bridge. Whatever the reason, a plastic or metal denture can be an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are benefits to both types and Ben Pearson our Exeter dentist can advise you about which is the most appropriate option for you. Whatever your decision, our technician Mr Anthony Spencer will use the best quality materials to make your new denture as lifelike, stable, and comfortable as possible.
A partial denture can be used where there is one missing tooth or several missing teeth. Where the loss of additional teeth is thought likely, a partial denture can be a very good option as further teeth can simply be added without the need to completely remake the denture. Where all the teeth in one or both jaws have been lost, a full denture can be provided.
What is the procedure for having dentures fitted?
The procedure for making a permanent denture at our dental practice involves four to six appointments, normally a week or so apart. Initially moulds are taken and then a mock up of the new denture is made to check the fit. This is important to ensure you are happy with the colour, shape and overall appearance of the denture. The denture is subsequently fitted and a review appointment is arranged so that fine adjustments can be made. In cases where the teeth have recently been lost due to an accident, an immediate denture can be made in a much shorter time frame so that you do not have to be without your smile for too long. This type of healing denture can be used as an interim measure before a bridge, implant or permanent denture is made.
If you are unfortunate enough to break your denture we can arrange a denture repair for you which in most cases will mean you are without your denture for only a few hours.