Yes, if you have difficulty getting the Maidenhead Denture Studio for whatever we can offer you a FREE home visit service. (If unsure just contact us).
I am a very nervous/anxious dental patient. Can you make me new dentures and work with my concerns and fears?
We understand that having new dentures can be an anxious time and we understand that some patients are ‘dental phobic’. We have the facility to book longer appointments with our nervous dental patients so we can take breaks during your treatment. This allows you to take things at your own pace. We can then tailor the support we offer you and the appointments you have with us, to your individual needs. We have many satisfied clients over the years that are a testament to our commitment to allaying fears and anxieties when obtaining new dentures. We will go at your pace and work with you to give you the highest standard in service, product and comfort.
At Maidenhead denture Studio we use only the finest highest quality materials so we can make you natural looking dentures. We will not just replace the natural teeth you have lost but we will strive to give you that natural look so they’ll look part of you.
Initially, dentures may take a little getting used to. The Maidenhead Denture Studio will design your new dentures to fit you as precisely and as comfortable as possible and there are various materials we can use when making your new dentures to try and make them as comfortable as possible for you. We will ensure that the end product you have will be as comfortable as possible. We pride ourselves on taking our clients through the entire process end to end and giving you an end result that you are happy, confident and comfortable with.
It is important to note that sometimes whilst your mouth and gums adjust to new dentures, it is possible that sore spots or ulcers may develop during the first few days of wear. This can be relieved by slight adjustments to the denture surface. It is NEVER advisable to try and adjust dentures yourself. If you are experiencing sore spots contact us and we will arrange an appointment to adjust your dentures (false teeth).
At the Maidenhead Denture Studio, we only ever use the very best durable materials which means the dentures we make are less likely to break when they are dropped. However, no denture can be guaranteed against breakages. We therefore recommend you follow some simple steps to reduce the likelihood of damage occurring to your dentures. Dentures should be looked after carefully. At the Maidenhead Denture Studio we will guide you on how to best look after your dentures. We are always here to help if you are unsure just contact us. Our post denture service means that we will be here for you whenever you have a question our concearn about the dentures we have provided you.
- Your dentures (false teeth) are breakable, so always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them.
- It is extremely important that your dentures are kept moist and are not allowed to dry out, this is to prevent them distorting. However, if your dentures become dry please soak them in a glass of clean fresh water before wearing your dentures again.
- Some patients prefer not to wear their dentures at night. In this instance, please place your dentures carefully into clean fresh water or into your preferred denture soak. If you use a denture cleanser overnight, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
- Dentures should be rinsed and cleaned on a regular basis.
Generally, it is considered best to remove dentures at night; this is to give your gums a chance to rest. It is especially ideal to leave your dentures out at night if you grind your teeth, as this causes more pressure against your gums. However, some patients are embarrassed about removing their dentures in front of their partner and therefore prefer to wear their dentures at night. If this is the case then we would recommend two things:
- Firstly, please make sure you clean your dentures thoroughly before you go to sleep and when you wake up.
- Secondly, we would recommend that you remove your dentures for some period of the day if you can’t leave them out at night. At least once a day you should remove your teeth and brush your mouth and gums with a very soft toothbrush. This stimulates circulation and maintains healthy tissue.
If you do remove your dentures at night, please remember to store them in a small amount of cold water to stop them from drying out and warping. Please do not place your dentures in hot water, as this will damage them.
This is always a concern when adjusting to new dentures. Some patients find their speech can alter slightly (especially pronouncing “s” and “f” sounds), whilst getting used to the new shape of their dentures (false teeth); this is only a short-term inconvenience.
We recommend reading aloud and to practice counting the numbers 65 up to 70 as these sounds can be the hardest to get used to.
It is also usual for denture wearers to produce more saliva, which can also affect speech, when getting used to a new set of dentures. This inconvenience is again short term, which will be resolved once your mouth becomes accustomed to the new dentures. We recommend swallowing more regularly and sipping water more often. Or alternatively, try sucking on a boiled sweet or mint. If you are worried just contact us.
Cleaning your dentures every day is important for good oral hygiene. If you don’t, plaque and bacteria can form on them leading to oral health problems. We recommend cleaning dentures thoroughly twice a day and after eating when necessary. At the Maidenhead Denture Studio, we recommend the following procedures are followed, the information provided is a general guide only, if you have a specific concern then please contact us for a FREE consultation:
- General rule when cleaning your dentures is: brush, soak, brush.
- Don’t forget, your dentures are breakable! It is always a good idea to clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them.
- Brush your dentures thoroughly before soaking! This will remove loose food particles. Use cool or warm water NOT hot water! Hot water could warp your dentures.
- Soak your dentures in a denture cleaner, if required. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Again, if you’re not sure contact us.
- Apply a denture cleaning paste to a moistened denture brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush. However, never use conventional toothpaste as this can permanently damage your dentures. Brush all surfaces thoroughly. Avoid using brushes with stiff bristles, as these bristles can damage the denture material. If unsure contact us for guidance.
- Brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled regular toothbrush to remove plaque and stimulate circulation. Rinse your dentures, then reinsert them.
- At the Maidenhead Denture Studio we recommend you leave your dentures out at night, as this allows your gums time to rest. Whilst you sleep at night, soak your dentures in a cleaner or water. If you use a denture cleaner, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. However, if you feel more comfortable sleeping with your dentures in, please clean your dentures thoroughly before retiring to bed.
- Please remember that if you use any kind of denture adhesive this needs to be removed daily.
- DO NOT use very hot water or any type of bleaching product to clean your dentures.
- If you notice a build-up of stains or scales, then we can clean your dentures professionally for you at the Maidenhead Denture Studio. Don’t forget we are here to help, so if you are unsure just contact us.
Again, this is a commonly asked question. If you choose to opt for denture implants, (this is where your dentures are attached to dental implants) you will be able to eat anything you want. Contact us now for a FREE consultation with any questions or concerns you have.
This again is a very commonly asked question. It is impossible to give an exact length of time that dentures will last. It varies person to person, some dentures may last a lot longer than other peoples. At Maidenhead Denture Studio we offer a FREE denture health check. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you may need new dentures:
- Have you started to use a denture adhesive or are your dentures loose for any reason?
- Are you no longer happy or confident about your smile?
- Do you feel a general lack of confidence or that your dentures are no longer giving you facial support?
- Are your dentures making your mouth sore?
- Have you had one or more denture repairs?
- Have your denture teeth become worn and stained?
If you think any of the any of the above is applicable or you have any other concerns then why not call us now for a FREE denture health check or FREE consultation. You will always get the very best impartial advice at Maidenhead Denture Studio with the knowledge you are dealing with a qualified CDT professional who has in excess of 35 years’ experience!
The time it takes to provide you with your new natural looking dentures varies and depends upon a range of factors. This includes; complexity of your treatment, type of dentures chosen. We can provide various service levels dependent upon your own situation and immediate needs. This includes; out of hours, emergency repair, home visits (local area visits are free, if in doubt call us) We can provide a rapid service for those patients who require new natural looking dentures within a shorter time frame. We are here to help.
There are two main groups of dentures: complete or full dentures and partial dentures. Complete or full dentures replace all of your natural teeth in either your upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are used to replace some of your teeth in either your upper or lower jaw. There are many different types of dentures, you can discuss the different types of denture with us in a free consultation at the Maidenhead Denture Studio. By speaking to us directly you can be reassured of obtaining the very best advice as some denture types may be more suitable for your individual needs than others. Immediate dentures are used to replace the teeth immediately after they have been lost or extracted; they are replaced once the permanent set of dentures has been manufactured and the gum tissue has healed.
Maidenhead Denture Studio prides itself on working with you to design your new dentures to be as natural looking as possible. With over 35 years experience and hundreds of satisfied clients you can be sure to leave with the smile and confidence your new dentures will give you. We work with you to give you a look and feel like real teeth not false teeth. We use gender specific tooth shapes and colours and only the finest quality materials that will compliment your age and personality. We will position your new denture teeth where your natural ones once existed. We will ensure that the dentures provided will give you the correct lip and facial support. If you are having partial dentures, we will design these dentures to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth and facial features so your smile will look as natural as possible.
Usually dentures can be fitted straight after your teeth have been removed. This type of denture is known as an immediate denture. Immediate dentures means you do not have to be without teeth while your gums are healing. It is important to note however that bone and gums can shrink over time, particularly during the first six months after your teeth have been taken out. If your gums shrink, your immediate dentures may need relining, adjusting or even replacing. Sometimes it is advisable to wait until your gums are healed before having your dentures. If you are in any doubt contact ourselves for free advice.
This is a very common query. Leaving gaps between your natural teeth can affect your speech and your ability to eat and chew properly. Gaps between teeth can also make your smile look less attractive, which can affect your self-confidence. It is really down to how you feel. Talking Chris Cowell who is a professional Clinical Denture Technician about your situation is the first step in easing any anxiety you may have about dentures. Replacing missing teeth with full or partial dentures improves your smile, can make you look younger and more attractive. Professionally fitted dentures can also improve the variety of food you can eat. This can lead to an overall more balanced diet.