DENTURES

DENTURES

Dentures Ipswich

At Ipswich Dental Surgery, several different options are available to help you pick the best type of denture or even if you are looking for possible alternatives to dentures such as dental implants or dental bridges.

Dentures, also known as false teeth or removable teeth, are a trusted and capable teeth replacement option. They work by “attaching” over gums to replace missing teeth and compensate for gaps in the mouth.

Advances in dentistry have seen the conventional denture come a long way in the last 20 years. The techniques and materials used these days ensure that there is no compromise on durability and comfort.

Woman with dentures

Types of dentures offered at Ipswich Dental Surgery

We recommend this option when a person is thinking of a replacement for all the teeth.

This is a removable option, whereby you can remove them when you sleep, and to clean them. The only downside is that they can sometimes feel loose, or get some movement when wearing. The most common reason for the movement of the denture is the amount of gum bone that you have – usually, the more bone you have; the better is the fit.

If you have loose-fitting dentures, implant retained dentures are a more long term and successful alternative as implants restrict the movement by securing them in place.

Similar to a complete set, a partial set of teeth are also removable. A notable difference is that for partial dentures to work, one or more natural teeth should be remaining

Front, back, upper or lower teeth can be replaced with this option.

We also offer a bespoke and entirely personalised option that provides a customised fit to avoid that unnatural appearance that sometimes comes with false teeth. This option allows you to:

1) Customise the shade and texture of the gum
2) Choose tooth shape and size
3) Choose colour and translucency of teeth

We use a superior and more natural-looking material to make our custom dentures. We present you with various trial models to choose from before presenting the final set of teeth. During this whole process, we work with you and our master denturist to improve the optimal fit, and bite alignment of your denture.

We offer a same day option, whereby a complete denture is provided instantly after the removal (pulling out) all teeth. The clear advantage is that you don’t have to be without the teeth while you heal. Once the healing period is over, we book you again for a final fitting. As a forethought, we advise all our patients that during the healing period, the bones and gums can shrink, which can make the denture loose. Nevertheless, we can reline it later to ensure a correct fit. Depending on the material chosen for, we can craft a bespoke set for £850.

This is a procedure where we fit several implants in the jaw, and a set of false teeth is securely held in place. With this treatment option, the implants provide a much needed foundation for the dentures and hold them securely so that there is no movement. They fit perfectly.

An added benefit of this procedure is that by having implants placed in your jaw, you can protect the bone and restore the lip support, making your mouth look more defined.

Compared to a full mouth implant, implant retained dentures are an affordable treatment option and less invasive.

We recommend this option when a person is thinking of a replacement for all the teeth.

This is a removable option, whereby you can remove them when you sleep, and to clean them. The only downside is that they can sometimes feel loose, or get some movement when wearing. The most common reason for the movement of the denture is the amount of gum bone that you have – usually, the more bone you have; the better is the fit.

If you have loose-fitting dentures, implant retained dentures are a more long term and successful alternative as implants restrict the movement by securing them in place.

Similar to a complete set, a partial set of teeth are also removable. A notable difference is that for partial dentures to work, one or more natural teeth should be remaining

Front, back, upper or lower teeth can be replaced with this option.

We also offer a bespoke and entirely personalised option that provides a customised fit to avoid that unnatural appearance that sometimes comes with false teeth. This option allows you to:

1) Customise the shade and texture of the gum
2) Choose tooth shape and size
3) Choose colour and translucency of teeth

We use a superior and more natural-looking material to make our custom dentures. We present you with various trial models to choose from before presenting the final set of teeth. During this whole process, we work with you and our master denturist to improve the optimal fit, and bite alignment of your denture.

We offer a same day option, whereby a complete denture is provided instantly after the removal (pulling out) all teeth. The clear advantage is that you don’t have to be without the teeth while you heal. Once the healing period is over, we book you again for a final fitting. As a forethought, we advise all our patients that during the healing period, the bones and gums can shrink, which can make the denture loose. Nevertheless, we can reline it later to ensure a correct fit. Depending on the material chosen for, we can craft a bespoke set for £850.

This is a procedure where we fit several implants in the jaw, and a set of false teeth is securely held in place. With this treatment option, the implants provide a much needed foundation for the dentures and hold them securely so that there is no movement. They fit perfectly.

An added benefit of this procedure is that by having implants placed in your jaw, you can protect the bone and restore the lip support, making your mouth look more defined.

Compared to a full mouth implant, implant retained dentures are an affordable treatment option and less invasive.

We offer dentures made from two different types of materials:

1) Metal – Generally more expensive than other denture types, metal dentures are known for their excellent strength, better grip and chewing experience. Better fitting and often the material of choice, they are made out of Cobalt Chrome.

2) Acrylic – Made from resin, acrylic dentures are an affordable option. If looked after well, the appearance of this material is quite natural and can hold their appearance for years. On the downside, these are prone to breakages and require more stringent cleaning. Some of our patients feed back that chewing experience is better with the metal dentures as acrylic covers the palate/roof of the mouth.

Overall, metal options are generally more expensive due to the type of material and craft involved in making them.

Due to the missing tooth/teeth, the neighbouring teeth start to super erupt (turn towards each other to close the gap), causing sensitivity. Teeth become loose and this increases the chances of gum infection. It’s a good idea to think about tooth replacement options as soon as you lose a tooth. It’s never a good idea to leave a gap in the mouth.

If you’re not keen on dentures, a bridge or a dental implant can be a suitable alternative.

Dentures should be changed every 5-7 years. Fundamental changes such as a change in the shape of a face, shrinkage of gums and general wear & tear result in dentures becoming loose. In some cases, they can be relined or repaired by the dentist.

In any case, good indicators of when to change the dentures are when:

  • they become uncomfortable to wear
  • gums are frequently irritated
  • there are visible signs of wear and tear
  • they are loose-fitting,
  • there is difficulty in speaking when wearing them (a clicking sound)

When you choose us, depending on the type and material, we can turn around a denture in as little as five days. For an added fee of £100, we can offer it on the same day.


How much do they cost?

At Ipswich Dental Surgery, a partial set of teeth made from acrylic start from £450. Metal dentures made out of chrome cobalt start from £950 for a full set. 

If you are looking for dentures in Ipswich, give our friendly team a call on 01473 253870, email us at info@ipswichdentalsurgery.com or send us a message below.

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