If you are looking for dentures in Glasgow then you have come to the right place! We provide complete dentures to replace entire sets of teeth and partial dentures to replace small numbers of missing teeth. The appliances are designed to match the natural colour and shape of your existing teeth and can be worn on the upper and lower jaws. Our dentures will help to create an attractive smile and restore function to your mouth, allowing you to eat, drink and speak without any problems.
Why should I consider getting dentures?
If you have missing teeth this could be the perfect solution. Missing teeth are a health problem because they affect speech and the ability to eat. They also cause the remaining teeth to start moving out of position and the cheeks and lips to sag. Dentures allow you to eat properly, speak clearly and smile with confidence.
What materials are used?
A range of materials can be used for the creation of your false teeth, but most dentures are made from plastic or metal and acrylic. The base will be made from either plastic or metal and the false teeth are made from acrylic.
Will they look and feel natural?
The teeth are designed to look as natural as possible. The aim is to create a healthy, natural looking smile and to restore mouth functionality. Modern fixtures act much more like normal teeth, but it can still take a short time to grow accustomed to them. If you experience any problems with the fit or feel of your dentures, see your dentist.
Will a denture affect my speech or the way I eat?
Your speech may be affected at first, but you will gradually find that it becomes better than when you had missing teeth. Eating with a denture can feel a little odd at first, but this will soon start to feel much more natural.
Will I lose my sense of taste?
You may notice that your sense of taste is slightly affected at the beginning, but this is not permanent and should return to normal after a short time.
How long will I need to wear a denture?
Because this depends on the individual patient we will need to discuss these kinds of questions with you during an initial consultation. To begin with we usually advise patients to wear their dentures during the day and night, but it can be removed at night after this initial period.
Do I need to alter my oral hygiene routine?
We will provide you with advice and information about caring for your teeth as you will need to keep them clean to prevent gum disease and decay. When cleaning your appliance it is recommended that they be held above a sink of water or towel to protect them from damage. We can also recommend special denture cleaning products including solutions and brushes.
Difference between conventional and immediate dentures
Conventional appliances are fitted once the teeth have been removed and the gums have had time to heal, while immediate fixtures can be placed immediately after extraction. Immediate dentures are advantageous because the patient does not have to go without teeth, but they do not allow for changes to the shape of the mouth or gum shrinkage, which means that your dentures may not fit as well and require adjustment.
Will I ever need to replace my dentures?
The shape of your mouth changes constantly which is why you will need to replace or adjust your dentures if they start to become loose. Otherwise painful symptoms like soreness and irritation can occur. You will also need a replacement if the teeth become worn or damaged.
How often should I see my dentist for check-ups?
You should see your dentist once every six months or earlier if you have any problems or soreness.