Smiling girl holding model of dentures

Dentures (false teeth)

What is a denture?

Dentures (false teeth) are removable restorations which are alternatives to bridges and dental implants. They replace missing teeth, fitting snugly over the gums. Dentures help to eliminate potential problems caused by gaps such as difficulty with eating, speech, teeth tilting towards the gap, and low self-esteem.

Depending on the number of missing teeth, you might need a partial or full denture.

  • complete dentures (a full set) – which replace all your upper or lower teeth, or
  • partial dentures – which replace just a single tooth or a few missing teeth.

Choice of dentures

At Parkhill Dental Practice, we can offer you different types and brands of dentures. Dentures are made of acrylic (plastic), nylon, or metal.

Your clinician will discuss available denture options with you and will tailor the choice of one to your needs and budget. We make sure and put every effort to give you back your natural look, smile and healthy appearance.

How to look after your denture?

Keeping your dentures clean is essential to keep them free from stains, prolonging their look, and to prevent any infections in your mouth.

For good denture care, you should:

  1. Remove and rinse dentures after eating to clean from food debris. We would advise putting a towel on the counter or in the sink to avoid breaking if you drop them.
  2. Handle your dentures carefully. Do not bend or damage the plastic or the clasps when cleaning.
  3. Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. It is essential to brush your teeth tongue, gums and the roof of your mouth and if used, remove remaining denture adhesives.
  4. Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food debris, plaque and other deposits.
  5. Soak dentures overnight. Simply, put the dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution. Check with your dentist about safely storing your dentures overnight.
  6. Attend regular examination appointments where your dentist will have the opportunity to check the fit to prevent slippage and discomfort, and also the health of your gums.
Dentures at Parkhill Dental Practice
Dentures at Parkhill Dental Practice

What is a denture?

Dentures (false teeth) are removable restorations which are alternatives to bridges and dental implants. They replace missing teeth, fitting snugly over the gums. Dentures help to eliminate potential problems caused by gaps such as difficulty with eating, speech, teeth tilting towards the gap, and low self-esteem.

Depending on the number of missing teeth, you might need a partial or full denture.

  • complete dentures (a full set) – which replace all your upper or lower teeth, or
  • partial dentures – which replace just a single tooth or a few missing teeth.

Choice of dentures

At Parkhill Dental Practice, we can offer you different types and brands of dentures. Dentures are made of acrylic (plastic), nylon, or metal.

Your clinician will discuss available denture options with you and will tailor the choice of one to your needs and budget. We make sure and put every effort to give you back your natural look, smile and healthy appearance.

How to look after your denture?

Keeping your dentures clean is essential to keep them free from stains, prolonging their look, and to prevent any infections in your mouth.

For good denture care, you should:

  1. Remove and rinse dentures after eating to clean from food debris. We would advise putting a towel on the counter or in the sink to avoid breaking if you drop them.
  2. Handle your dentures carefully. Do not bend or damage the plastic or the clasps when cleaning.
  3. Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. It is essential to brush your teeth tongue, gums and the roof of your mouth and if used, remove remaining denture adhesives.
  4. Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food debris, plaque and other deposits.
  5. Soak dentures overnight. Simply, put the dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution. Check with your dentist about safely storing your dentures overnight.
  6. Attend regular examination appointments where your dentist will have the opportunity to check the fit to prevent slippage and discomfort, and also the health of your gums.

Dental Examination

Children's Dentistry

Dental Hygienist

Airflow

Dental Fillings

Dentures

Nervous Patients

Tooth Extraction

Cancer Screening

Mouthguards

Get In Touch

Contact Details

Call

01803 380090

Email

reception@parkhilldental.co.uk

Address

Parkhill Dental Practice,
3 Parkhill Road,
Torquay,
TQ1 2AL,
Devon

Hours

Mon - Thur: 8.30am - 5pm
Fri: 8.00 - 3pm
Weekends: closed