Partial & Full Dentures

Dentures come in many forms, designed to suit the varying needs of patients and all the different factors that lead to losing and replacing adult teeth. At Revitalise Dental Centre we craft individual and bespoke dental products to exactly match your needs and requirements ensuring that you can achieve a beautiful smile and regain your confidence.

Whether you are considering a single partial denture or a complete upper and/or lower set of replacement teeth, we can help. You may need to replace an existing denture or be exploring having a dental prosthesis for the first time. Either way our experts have all the skills and experience that will help you navigate the treatment and aftercare process with ease and confidence.

As with any dental treatment of this kind, there are a number of elements to evaluate and consider before we can start to create and fit your individually tailored denture. In your initial consultation we will walk you through all the available options that will deliver the results you want. We’ll also talk to you about the length of time that treatments can take as well as costs and after care. We always offer as much flexibility around your care as possible including timescales to suit your lifestyle as well as finance plans to help you achieve your dream smile.

An essential aspect of your first consultation is assessing the current health of your existing natural teeth, your gums and jaw. This is because your oral health will have an impact on the type of denture that is right for you as well as the results you can expect to achieve. It’s important for us to identify whether there is work that needs to be undertaken first; for example treating any gum disease that may be present.
We always make certain that you have all the information you need before you make any choices about your care; this is part of our commitment to you and your continued oral health.
Partial and full dentures provide different results depending on what needs to be corrected.
Partial dentures are designed to fill any gaps left by missing teeth and most commonly consist of a metal or acrylic plate with one or more artificial teeth attached. The denture clips onto your remaining natural teeth, with the new ‘tooth’ sitting in place to fill the gap. This kind of denture can be easily removed for cleaning purposes.

Partial Dentures:

  • Are available in a variety of materials.
  • Offer increased flexibility.
  • Are easy to remove and clean.
  • Can be designed and created as well as repaired and adjusted in our on-site lab.

Full dentures are needed when a patient has either lost all their upper and/or lower teeth or needs to have them removed because of decay or damage. Full dentures can be retained by suction and facial muscles and can easily be removed for cleaning etc another option is removable implant retained dentures that give increased confidence and security.

Full Dentures:

  • Can be made using a selection of suitable materials.
  • Provide stability, comfort and a natural look.
  • Can be designed and created as well as repaired and adjusted in our on-site lab.

At Revitalise Dental Centre the care we provide will always be 5 star and will be matched to your individual needs. We use a variety of excellent products and treatments that help us to deliver exceptional results for each of our customers. For example, we often use Swiss™ precision dentures, a premium product devised to optimise chewing motion that work especially well for flat lower jaws. Another popular option are BPS™ dentures which can be made by our in-house technicians and help to replicate the most realistic look and feel possible.

During your consultation we will discuss all of the available denture types with you as well as:

  • The difference between Partial and Full dentures and how they can help you.
  • The materials we use to create dentures and which will best suit your needs and lifestyle.
  • The current state of your oral health and what treatments may be needed before we manufacture your denture.
  • Treatment types and timescales as well as healing times and what to expect at each stage.
  • Patient finance options.
  • After Care, Maintenance and Hygiene.

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    Are full dentures better than partials?

    When considering the types of dentures available it’s not a case of better or worse but what will offer the optimum solution to suit you and your lifestyle and provide the results you want.

    There are options that are better than others for individual patients but a full denture is not better or worse than a partial one, only different.

    Partial and full (or complete) dentures provide a different look and feel to each other, have their own benefits and drawbacks and are designed to suit a variety of scenarios that can occur.

    Partial dentures are best suited to replacing a single or smaller number of teeth and can easily and effectively fill the gap left by a tooth that has been lost, damaged or removed because of decay.

    There is no doubt that a partial denture is easier to get used to, this is because a large number of the patient’s natural teeth are still in place helping to provide a familiar biting, speaking and chewing sensation.

    Full dentures are best when a complete set or upper and/or lower teeth need to be replaced or replicated. This can be when all the teeth need to be removed because of decay or the patient has lost the full set through injury, age or extensive damage.

    A full or complete denture can be more expensive, take longer to produce with option to be implant retained giving each person the option that best suits them. Treatment times are often longer for a full denture because of the time spent with the patient to design and if implnat retained, healing time after the implants are fitted.

    You will be able to discuss all of the available options and which is right for you during your initial consultation.

    Can a partial denture be made into a full denture?

    Partial dentures work to fill gaps left by missing teeth, helping to avoid the many issues that can occur when a space in the line of teeth is left for a prolonged period. These issues can include gum disease when particles of food are trapped in the gap, the surrounding teeth moving and also difficulties with speaking and chewing.

    Depending on how your partial denture is created, the materials used and the way it is fitted into your mouth it can sometimes be possible to add extra ‘teeth’ onto the framework of the denture if other natural ones are subsequently lost. If this is not possible then it may be the case that an entirely new denture will need to be created.

    Full dentures that replicate a complete set of upper or lower teeth are created in a different way to partial ones and often use different materials and fixing methods.

    If you continue to lose teeth even after your partial denture is created and fitted it could be a sign of an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed. Ultimately if you do need to have all your teeth removed and replaced we would always advocate starting again and creating a completely bespoke full denture that gives you a natural looking, beautiful smile and offers you increased confidence and security.

    Revitalise procedures and treatments are bespoke and tailored to your needs and lifestyle.
    Contact us now to arrange a time for your initial consultation.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do partial & full dentures move?

    Yes, they do move and can also restrict the types of food that can be eaten. Fixing dentures with implants can offer greater stability and function allowing they to act and feel more like normal teeth.

    How long does a partial denture last?

    After care, maintenance and regular visits to your dentist are essential to ensure the longest possible lifespan for your denture.

    At Revitalise Dental Centre, we create an individual care plan for each patient that helps them to get the most from their new dental prosthesis and keep it looking great and feeling comfortable.

    With excellent oral hygiene and regular maintenance and repair you should expect your partial denture to last around 3 – 5 years.

    During this time your mouth may change shape because of further tooth loss or a change in the jaw or muscles. These alterations can sometimes cause your denture to fit differently in your mouth. This could lead to rubbing, clicking or even your denture slipping. If any of these happen you should make an appointment to see your dentist so that adjustments can be made to correct any issues before further damage or discomfort occurs.

    If you have any questions about the benefits of partial or full dentures, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our team and arrange a consultation.

    How do I look after my partial & full dentures?

    Every patient that we help will leave us with a care pack and a maintenance plan individual to them.

    What our Clients say

    Marion visited Revitalise to reclaim her smile with a complete implant treatment. In this video, she explains how the staff at the practice put her at ease and why she recommends Revitalise to everyone she meets.

    Client: Marion
    Treatment: Complete mouth secured with implants

    “The minute I met Martin, I just knew he was so calm and relaxing. So then we had a discussion and Martin said what he could do and it had to be what our pocket could afford as well and we went ahead with it. The experience I had at this dentist was unbelievable, it was a journey I loved every minute of.”

    Client: Dee
    Treatment: Dental Implants

    “There’s always smiling, handshakes, hugs and plenty of tea and coffee. They looked after my husband who was there for the day. They do the sedation and Hayley looked after me. Obviously I was unaware of exactly what they were doing, but they always make you feel so comfortable. Although you’re nervous, I don’t think I could’ve gone and got the same treatment anywhere else.”

    Client: Carolyn
    Treatment: Dental Implants

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