What Robert Gosling says:
My ‘Palette’ system utilises the finest materials available worldwide in one complete programme. Each tooth is handcrafted and individually selected to be placed precisely in the most natural position.
A fully adjustable articulator (a measuring device that can allow for the effect of movement – totally painless!) is used to determine the spectrum of the jaw positions and ensure that the new denture will function perfectly under all conditions. This precision of tooth selection and critical measurement has the added potential of helping to restore any loss of facial contours which may have been adversely affected by the simple process of aging or by dentures which, by today’s standards, may have become dated.
The Palette system costs more than any ordinary denture, the price of perfection in materials and dedication to the technical precision made possible by 21st Century know-how.
I’ll be happy to introduce you to the Palette without obligation, to explain the factors that make it so different from any other system available anywhere closer than Harley Street.
I chose the name ‘Palette’ because our system builds art into our science.
Robert Gosling, Select Dental in Exmouth
Business Owner & Clinical Dental Technician ClinDentTech Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) GDC 109468
Dental Implants are fast becoming the ‘normal’ for denture wearers due to patients wanting to eat and socialise as they did when they had their natural teeth.
Sometimes it is necessary to use a soft lining under the lower dentures this is due to shrinkage of the lower jaw as we age.
Soft Lining makes the denture more comfortable as you eat and reduces the forces being transmitted to the lower jaw.
This is a row of special wire which we put into the acrylic of a denture to make it stronger.
In modern dentistry, it is now possible to have crowns fitted to the natural teeth which have tiny attachments on them that the denture clips onto. With this technique you cannot tell a denture is being worn.
Clips for Dentures
Most partial dentures require some form of anchorage for the optimum fit.
There are different types of denture clips:
Cheap to produce but can damage the enamel on the tooth.
Cast Alloy Clips
Generally don’t damage the tooth but are expensive and can be unsightly, especially towards the front of the mouth.
Tooth Coloured Clips
These have excellent cosmetic properties and do not wear the natural tooth, however they are more liable to breaking.
Do not damage the tooth and look better than steel or cast alloy clips. From a clinical point of view these are the best available.
We are unique at Select Dental because we have our own on site dental laboratory. This means we can modify, repair and construct new dentures quickly where necessary. This a great benefit to our patients as we can quickly produce temporary teeth if their natural teeth are lost following emergency extraction within hours whilst the normal wait for practices who don’t have their own on site laboratory is over a week.
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.
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.
We carry out all of the appointments within our Dental Centre in Exmouth and most importantly it won’t hurt!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Yes. As long as the dentures fit well and are in good condition then generally teeth can be added.
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.
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.
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.
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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