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Dentures, also known as 'false teeth', are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth. They are designed to restore both the appearance and function of your natural teeth. Dentures allow you to smile with confidence, speak clearly, and eat your favourite foods again.

As an experienced dentist practicing in Oxford for over 28 years, I've seen first-hand how well-made dentures can transform my patients' lives. At Kennett Road Dental Practice, we work with highly qualified, experienced local technicians to craft custom dentures that look and function like healthy, natural teeth.

However, it is important to remember that no denture, no matter how well it is made, will look or feel exactly like your natural teeth. There is nothing better than real, natural teeth. Nevertheless, dentures remain a cost-effective, viable option for many patients to regain their smile and confidence.

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Types of Dentures

At Kennett Road Dental Practice, we provide several types of dentures, each suitable for your specific needs.

Full Dentures

Full dentures, or complete dentures, replace all the teeth in your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. They rest directly on your gums and are held in place by suction or denture adhesive. Lower full dentures especially can be difficult to wear no matter how well made they are.

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Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are placed right after tooth extractions, allowing you to have teeth during the healing process. This means you won't have an unsightly gap at any point. They will need to be relined or most likely replaced as your gums and bones heal and change shape.

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Flexible Dentures

A more comfortable and smaller alternative to plastic acrylic dentures is the flexible nylon denture. This denture uses advanced technology to fit around the shape of existing teeth and gums in a comfortable and flexible way.

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Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when you still have some healthy natural teeth remaining. They attach to your existing teeth with clasps or precision attachments, filling in the gaps to complete your smile.

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Implant Retained Dentures

These are usually full dentures but sit precisely onto implants placed in the jaw bone. This is the easiest, most effective way to wear full dentures successfully.

Materials Used in Dentures

Acrylic Resin

Acrylic dentures are made from acrylic resin, a lightweight, natural-looking material. Also known as plastic dentures, acrylic dentures are the most affordable and quickest dentures that can be made to replace missing teeth.

Metal Framework

Metal dentures have a thin, strong metal framework, typically made of cobalt-chrome alloy with clasps that fit snugly around natural teeth for better fit and retention.

For metal dentures, we use hypoallergenic material to add stability, help the denture fit securely, and ensure denture wearers do not suffer from irritation or allergies.

Metal dentures are custom-made to fit each individual patient and are usually easier to wear than acrylic dentures as they are less bulky and cover less of the mouth.

Benefits of Dentures

Improved Appearance and Confidence

Missing teeth can affect your appearance and self-esteem. Dentures restore your smile and provide support for your lips and cheeks, giving you a more youthful, natural look. With a complete, attractive smile, you'll feel more confident in social and professional situations.

Enhanced Speech Clarity

Teeth, especially the front ones, play a crucial role in speech. Missing teeth can cause slurring or lisping, making it difficult for others to understand you. Dentures help you speak more clearly and confidently by providing a proper surface for your tongue to press against when forming sounds.

Better Chewing and Digestion

Tooth loss makes it harder to chew food properly, leading to digestive issues and nutritional deficiencies. Dentures allow you to eat a wider variety of foods and chew more thoroughly, improving your digestion and overall health. You'll be able to enjoy your favourite meals again without discomfort or limitations.

Protection for Remaining Teeth

When you have gaps from missing teeth, your remaining teeth may shift out of position, affecting your bite and increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Partial dentures fill in these spaces, preventing unwanted tooth movement and promoting better oral health.

Support for Facial Structures

Teeth provide essential support for your facial muscles and tissues. Without them, your face may take on a sunken, aged appearance. Dentures help maintain your natural face shape and profile by supporting your lips, cheeks, and jaw.

Caring for Your Dentures and Gums

Proper denture care is crucial for your oral health and comfort:

  • Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive cleanser
  • Soak your dentures overnight in a denture-soaking solution to keep them moist
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and any remaining teeth twice a day
  • See your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings
  • Handle your dentures carefully and don't try to adjust them yourself

Cost of Dentures in Oxford

The cost of dentures varies from £600 up to £2,500 depending on several factors, such as:

  • Type of denture (full, partial, immediate, or Flexible)
  • Materials used (acrylic or metal)
  • The complexity of your case

At Kennett Road Dental Practice, we offer competitive pricing for our high-quality dentures. See our full pricing here. Your dentist will need to carry out a thorough assessment of your mouth including your jaws, gums, and any remaining teeth before any treatment is commenced.

Regain Your Confident Smile with Dentures in Oxford

If you're struggling with missing teeth, dentures can give you back your smile, your confidence, and your quality of life. At Kennett Road Dental Practice, we're dedicated to crafting comfortable, natural-looking dentures that fit your unique needs.

Our experienced dental team is here to guide you every step of the way on your journey to better oral health and a happier, more confident you. Don't let tooth loss hold you back any longer. Book your consultation today and take the first step towards a brighter smile.


Why Might I Need Dentures?

You may need dentures if you:

  • Have lost all or most of your teeth due to decay, gum disease, or injury
  • Have difficulty chewing or speaking clearly due to missing teeth
  • Feel self-conscious about your smile because of gaps or damaged teeth
  • Want to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position

What Are the Disadvantages of Dentures?

It might take time, perhaps months, to adjust to wearing dentures and they will feel a bit uncomfortable to start with. Remember, dentures are never going to feel like natural teeth.

There is always a period of adaptation especially if you haven’t worn dentures before and unfortunately some people will never adjust completely to dentures. You may produce more saliva initially.

Also, some words may be difficult to pronounce at first, but this usually improves with time. Some foods may be more difficult to eat with dentures and you may have to adjust your eating habits accordingly.

It is not unusual, especially for lower dentures, to slip or click when speaking or eating. That’s why dentures need periodic adjustments or most likely replacement, approximately every 5 to 8 years.

Also, all dentures require regular care and maintenance- please ask your friendly team at Kennett Road Dental for advice. We are always here to help!

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