If you are missing one or several teeth that you want to replace, then having a denture might be a suitable option for you. Dentures can be used to replace any number of teeth. If you wish to replace one or two, you will require a partial denture and it is a significant number of teeth that you are missing, you will need a full denture.

Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
Having teeth missing can not only affect the aesthetics but also affect eating and speech. Having a denture gives support to the remaining teeth, avoids any misalignment of your bite, and gives a balanced function of the mouth. 

What type of dentures are available at Bell Yard Dental?
At Bell Yard Dental, we offer two types of dentures depending on your needs; partial or full. A partial denture is to replace one or two missing teeth while a full denture replaces a full arch of missing teeth. There are different materials used for dentures and can either be made solely with acrylic or a combination of metal and acrylic. Your dentist will guide you through all options available and find the most suitable for you.  

Can I eat with dentures?
Yes, you will be able to eat with dentures! In the beginning you should be eating a soft diet while you gradually get used to having a denture. Eventually you will slowly go back to your regular diet. 

How do I look after my dentures?
Having dentures means that you have to look after them as if they are your natural teeth. 

  • Rinse your denture with cold water after eating to remove any food debris.
  • Handle your denture with care, using a toothbrush specifically designed for cleaning dentures. Remember that plaque can build up on dentures as it does on natural teeth. 
  • If you have a partial denture, follow your regular cleaning regime when cleaning your natural teeth.  
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning material. 
  • We recommend you avoid wearing your denture during the night so your gums can rest while you are sleeping. 

When you visit our practice, if you are interested in having or replacing a denture let us know, so your dentist can discuss all options with you, answer any questions you have and always advise you about which type of mouth wear is best suited to your needs.

Call us on 020 7831 1002 and our friendly team will help you or boook an appointment by clicking here.

Nervous visiting the dentist? Do you suffer from dental phobia?
We understand that visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety or fear for some individuals, and we want to assure you that you’re not alone in feeling this way. We are here to support you every step of the way and make your dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Before your appointment, please let us know about any worries or fears you may have so that we can tailor our approach to meet your needs. Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you.