Dentures in Leixlip

Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth. They can be removed from your mouth and allow the user to maintain a healthy diet and a comfortable, confident smile. The history of dentures goes back almost 2,000 years. Modern technology has improved the design of dentures meaning they are now both comfortable and easy to wear.

Full and partial dentures remain a popular solution to tooth loss, especially since denture technology has improved so that problems associated with poor fit have largely been addressed.

A snugly fit denture means you shouldn’t have any trouble with your speech or eating, and once you get used to the new device it should be comfortable to wear. Advances in denture technology also mean that you won’t need to put up with having your palate covered, which means you will be able to enjoy the taste of food and drink again.

In some case removable telescopic dentures can clip onto reinforced crowns, offering better fit than partial dentures with clasps. These are a cost effective alternative to dental implants are a simpler procedure, and they provide a long term solution because they can be easily adjusted. They are also easy to remove and clean.

Partial dentures can replace one or more teeth in an arch and can be anchored to natural teeth with metal clasps, although it may be necessary to modify the shape of the natural teeth to ensure the denture fits comfortably. As well as improving appearance and chewing, a partial denture may also prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of position, which can lead to further tooth loss.

Our experienced clinicians will talk you through the options that best suit your needs and budget, and we will use our network of partner dental laboratories in Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the US to source the highest quality solution possible for your denture.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A mix of acrylic or metallic materials can be used to produce the base of dentures whilst an acrylic material is used to produce the individual teeth allowing them a more natural look.

Dentures will provide the patient with a natural, improved smile and can often fill out the appearance of your face. They are designed to resemble natural teeth and certainly won’t change your appearance noticeably.
Yes. However, you will need to take some time to get used to eating with dentures. We would recommend that you start practicing by eating softer, smaller pieces of food and taking your time when chewing. You will need to use both sides of your mouth when eating to prevent the denture from moving. However, over time you will get used to the denture and will find eating larger and more solid foods easier.
Dentures will be a new addition to your mouth and will require some practice to get used to them. They may initially make it difficult to pronounce certain words but with practice and getting used to the denture over time you should find it easier. You may also experience slippage occasionally when you laugh, cough or smile. This can be easily rectified by biting down gently and then swallowing. Should you need any further guidance you can consult with your dentist.
Your teeth have no impact on your sense of taste. Taste buds are found in your tongue. When you initially have your new dentures installed you probably will experience some changes in taste as your mouth gets used to the new teeth. Your dentures will interfere slightly with your tastebuds but this should be easy to get used to over time. We would recommend avoiding hot food or drink in the early stages as dentures can interfere with your ability to sense heat.
Once your dentist has provided you with your new set of dentures we would recommend that you try to wear them at all times, even whilst sleeping. This effort will be worth it in the long run as your mouth gets used to the dentures. As you adapt you may be advised to remove the dentures at night to promote better oral health and to allow your gums to be rested. It is also very important to ensure you clean your dentures as if they were natural teeth.
It is imperative that you maintain good oral hygiene even with full dentures. We recommend regular brushing of your inner mouth areas every morning and evening. Ensure the brushing of the gums, tongue and palate (roof of your mouth) with a soft-bristled brush. Doing this will ensure the removal of plague and will stimulate blood flow in your mouth. If you are using a partial denture then you will need to ensure your existing teeth are well cared for to prevent any further tooth loss.

Conventional dentures are inserted after tissues have healed several months following tooth loss or removal. Immediate Dentures are put in place immediately after tooth loss or removal. This process involves your dentist taking impressions and detailed measurements of your mouth. The advantage of Immediate dentures is that you do not suffer from missing teeth during the healing period. After tooth loss, you may experience the shrinking of bone or gums and require your Immediate Dentures to be reshaped or replaced in order to fit correctly.

The presence of new dentures in your mouth will feel slightly unusual. You may experience discomfort but be aware that this will pass over time as you become used to the denture. Your mouth will take some time to adapt to the denture. Keeping them in place may be initially challenging but, again, this will pass once your mouth learns how to use them. You may also experience slight soreness or irritation. All the problems mentioned above are a perfectly natural part of the denture process and will pass in time. If you suffer from a prolonged pain or irritation we recommend contacting your dentist immediately. Don’t remove your dentures when visiting your dentist as they can solve any problems more easily by looking at the denture in place in your mouth.

It is important that you take care of your Dentures as they are produced with delicate materials and are prone to breaking if dropped. When cleaning your new dentures you should ensure you do so over a full sink of water or a folded towel. You’re your dentures are not secured in your mouth they can be stored safely in container of water. If is recommended that, like natural teeth, you should brush your dentures daily to remove buildup of food, plaque or other debris. Special denture cleaning brushes are available on the market but a normal soft bristled toothbrush will also suffice. We would recommend the use of hard bristled brushes which can lead to long-term damage of the denture. An effervescent denture cleaner can also be purchased to help further remove stains and ensure a fresher feeling.

Yes. After a period of use all dentures can tend to lose their initial sheen or polish. Our dentist can easily restore this look through a simple polishing process.

After a long period of use, you will eventually need to have your denture relined. This is due to the wearing process or a change in the shape of your mouth over time. You may also experience bone or gum receding over time which will cause you dentures to become lose. Patients who are noticing a change in how their dentures are fitting should consult a dentist to prevent sores, infections or other potential health issues.

We would recommend that you maintain regular dental check-ups and that you consider seeing a dentist every 6 months. Having your teeth professionally cleaned is vital for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Our team will advise you as to how frequent you should visit and also give advice as to the long-term care of you dentures.

If you have any other questions, please contact us