False teeth have come a long way since our grandparent’s time! It is less common these days to be missing all of our teeth so complete dentures are no longer the norm. We still make them of course but partial dentures, bridges and even implants have become the more appropriate way of closing spaces between the teeth that remain. Dentures are removable and it is important that they are removed for at least eight hours out of every twenty four. This allows the oral tissues to breathe and to be washed by your protective saliva. It also allows time for the dentures to be steeped in a mild disinfectant so that all bacterial content is removed and a fresh clean denture can go back into a clean healthy mouth.
Complete or Full dentures These are made of an acrylic resin material and the close fit and comfort is complimented by the quality of natural looking teeth. We can offer a range of teeth to choose from but we prefer to use the best quality available. We usually require four visits over eight weeks to make a set of complete dentures. Cost: from € 400 per set or from €750 upper and lower sets.
Partial dentures These are false teeth which close the gaps between remaining teeth to restore a full smile and improve your bite. They are usually made of an acrylic resin and where required a metal clasp can help to position and hold them in place. A modern variation on this is the Valplast or Sunflex flexible acrylic denture which snugly holds the adjoining teeth with invisible clasps. These dentures are easier to get used to and give greater comfort and confidence to the wearer.
Cost: from € 300 Standard acrylic, from €700 Valplast / Sunflex partial dentures.
Alternatively a high quality partial denture can be made on a metal framework. This is the precision cast close fitting and well retained cobalt chrome denture. It is extremely strong and is often prescribed where the patient has an especially strong bite. It is usually well tolerated as it fits so well and can be neatly made because the strength of the metal framework. Cost: from € 700 per chrome denture