Select Dental and Dentures

Dentures

Our bespoke denture service provides dentures that look totally natural, fit to perfection and restore total confidence in your smile. The results we achieve speak for themselves with our patients saying they feel happier and more confident than before.

Our expert denture service will transform your appearance and restore your smile.

If your denture:

  • Moves when it shouldn’t
  • Looks artificial
  • Prevents you enjoying eating
  • Affects your speech
  • Gives you pain

…We can help.

Our Clinical Dental Technician, Rob Gosling, has been crafting dentures for over 20 years and is an expert in fitting dentures that look great and fit perfectly.

With the combined expertise of Rob and Andrew, our Dental Surgeon, we can completely restore your mouth and give you a lasting reason to smile.

All our dentures are made onsite and personally for each patient. We do not use mass produced dentures which often fit poorly and cause misery for those wearing them.

We can provide complete dentures or partial dentures that can be used to replace one or several missing teeth.

We know how important your denture is to you so if you have any problem, breakage, damage or loss we will work with you to solve it, fast. Simple repairs can often be done while you wait.

We offer 3 grades of denture:

Basic

This denture is made with standard plastic teeth set into a good acrylic base. This denture has an average appearance and stain resistance and should last for up to five years. It is suitable only for patients with less than average bone shrinking. It is well suited for patients that have recently had their teeth removed.

Premier Resin

This denture is made with Four Star Natura teeth set in a strong acrylic resin base. It is very natural in appearance and offers an excellent choice if you are seeking a denture designed to function perfectly under all conditions. This denture is a popular choice as it offers great fit, style and comfort.

Palette

This is our own unique, patented denture system. Each tooth is handcrafted and carefully selected before being placed to give the most natural look in the most natural position. The finest materials are used and this denture represents the closest match to the function, performance and appearance of natural teeth.

Our initial denture consultation is free, without any commitment, and includes a free estimate.  Weekend and evening appointments are also possible.

All our denture work is guaranteed fully and unconditionally for 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need to have a new denture but hate having impressions taken as they make me feel sick

Good news! We now have a scanner which means we no longer need to take impressions using traditional methods.

No more traditional dental impressions making dental treatments much more comfortable
Visually see your new smile before treatment starts so you can be sure it’s to your wishes.

What are implant retained dentures?

Implant retained dentures (sometimes known as snap on dentures) do just what it says; meaning they are held in place using your gums to hold mini implants and sometimes your remaining teeth to create a stable set of teeth.

What are the benefits to implant retained dentures?

  • Gives you complete Confidence with your smile
  • Gives you the ability to chew food without lower denture movement
  • Minimises gum shrinkage within the mouth enabling you to wear dentures longer
  • Leaves you safe in the knowledge that no one needs to know you wear dentures

We carry out all of the appointments within our Dental Centre in Exmouth and most importantly it won’t hurt!

How can I help sore gums or ulcers?

There are many things you can do to help sore gums and reduce pain from ulcers.  Rubbing Bonjella, igloo or using salt mouth wash can all help.  If in doubt call us to discuss.

Does it hurt to have dental implants?

Not at all, the procedure takes around an hour or so where a local anaesthesia is placed, you generally will have a little bruising and swelling for a few days but paracetamol keeps it under control.

Do you have to be old to have dentures?

No, dentures are worn by a huge percentage of the population, international sportsmen and women who’s sport is physical often loose teeth at a young age and need to start wearing dentures to keep their smile and confidence.

Will other people notice that I have dentures?

If made correctly no one need know you wear dentures except you and the clinician that made them, modern material are amazing and look like natural teeth.

I have worn dentures for a long time and I have noticed that my face seems to have sunken. Can this be fixed?

As the gums shrink away it’s very common to notice that the face has sunk, this can be corrected in most cases with new dentures as sunken features can be rebuilt

I find wearing acrylic dentures balky, is there an alternative?

Yes, there are many good alternatives on the market from thinner high impact acrylics, to metal casts or flexible denture bases which are all much thinner than standard denture acrylics.  We can help you with this.  Book a free consultation with Rob Gosling to discuss your options.

Why does it get harder to wear dentures as we get older?

Sadly as we start to get older our gums and underlying gum structures start to shrink away leaving much less for dentures to adhere too. The more natural teeth we can Kaplan as well as having denture implants placed minimises the gum loss, hence why we like if it’s possible to keep some natural teeth.

Why is my lower denture always loose?

There are several factors to this, the first is that the lower gum and bone shrinks away at a much quicker rate than the upper jaw, this generally means there is only a flat surface for the base of the lower denture to sit.

The other reasons are all down to the younger and muscles that sit on the floor and the cheeks of the mouth. The tongue can push the lower denture around the mouth when eating or talking as well as the muscles of the mouth can also lift the denture as well.

Why does the pink part look false?

The pink part of a denture can look very false when we smile, the best way to overcome this is to design the denture so that no gum shows, however this is not always possible.

Modern materials allow us to colour the gum into what looks much more natural. This is a very time consuming process so it is generally quite expensive but looks great.

Why do they not look like my natural teeth used to?

When dentures are designed it’s really important to tell your clinician how you would like your new smile to be, sometimes old photos can be really useful to get an idea of how your smile was. Discuss what you do and don’t like with your existing smile.

I have had my dentures for three years and now they are loose. What can I do?

It’s really common to find after a few years your dentures become loose. This is due to the mouth shrinking and changing, if the change is very little and you have looked after your dentures then new impressions can be taken ant the dentures refitted to the new shape of your mouth

I have dentures and some natural teeth. One of my teeth has fallen out can this be added to my denture?

Yes. As long as the dentures fit well and are in good condition then generally teeth can be added.

I have no natural teeth however I have been advised to go for a checkup

This is very very important, people generally can’t understand why they should still see a denture expert or a dentist for a yearly check up, this check is for oral cancer that if spotted early can be treated well, oral cancer is generally painless until it is further advanced and at that point treatment is very aggressive for the patient.

Why has any denture broken?

Dentures can break for a variety of reasons, if dropped on a hard surface (Ie a sink) this can cause teeth to chip or the denture to break in half!

This type of repair is generally successful, if the denture has broken during eating it would suggest that there is a fault with the fit and needs further work doing to it.

Some patients have an incredibly strong bite and if this is the case it’s better to have a metal cast denture which are more expensive but much stronger.

Select Dental offer a denture repair service with repairs being carried our in a minimum time of 2 hours.

What should I avoid if I have dentures?

When we start wearing dentures we lose around 40% of the strength of our biting force so things like toffees can cause problems for people.

Having dental implants placed does help this issue but nothing beats our own teeth.

Is having dentures going to ruin my life?

We don’t think it ruins people’s lives however; getting used to dentures generally takes time, you have to learn how to eat and even speak again due to this bulk of newness in the mouth.

In most cases patients feel more confident about themselves due to having a much nicer smile and no bad breath or pain from rotten teeth.

We generally find the worst time is when a patient wears dentures for the first time or has left it a long long time before replacing their existing denture so due to this there is a lot more change for them to get used to.

Regular check ups means you will be advised as to when you should change your denture.

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