If you’ve lost several or even all your natural teeth, a denture may be a great a great solution for you. There are two types of dentures available, depending on how many teeth you have lost.
A full denture comprises a complete set of prosthetic teeth on a base designed to look like gum tissue. These dentures can be used to replace entire arches of lost teeth.
A partial denture is a gum-coloured plate with several individual prosthetic teeth attached to it. It sits against the roof or floor of your mouth and is secured in place via a metal clasp that fixes on to a few of your remaining natural teeth.
At Rightwell East Dental Practice, we can provide dentures made of acrylic, flexible acrylic, or chrome, depending on your needs and preference.
If you opt for a partial denture, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and gums and send it to a laboratory. Once your denture is ready, you will return for a second appointment to have it fitted.
Making and fitting a full denture requires multiple steps, so you will need to attend several appointments. Your dentist will conduct a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums, and jaw before taking impressions for your provisional denture.
Once it’s ready, you will have any remaining natural teeth removed under local anaesthetic, and your denture will be fitted. However, your gums are likely to change shape as they heal, impacting the comfort and security of your denture. In this case, we can make adjustments once your gums have healed.
Dental Practices across the UK were allowed to open their doors to patients on the 8th June and we are pleased to announce The Rightwell East Dental Practice is open to offer a limited range of dental treatments.
The treatments available depend on the official advice of the Government and Chief Dental Officer for England.
Prioritising patients in need
The Rightwell East Dental practice is open to see patients, however, due to strict social distancing protocols and limitations of PPE, we are only able to see emergency patients who have been phone triaged by our team. People in the greatest need of seeing a dentist will be seen first and we will prioritise all emergency appointments before any routine appointments are made.
Please do not visit the practice without a pre-arranged appointment, as you will not be seen. In the interest of safety to our staff and other patients, only patients that have been triaged on the telephone will be offered an appointment to attend the practice.
If you have a routine appointment scheduled at the practice in the future please call us on 01733 333990 prior to attending as this may have to be rescheduled in line with government guidance.
Speak to us if you need support
Please continue to call us for advice about any dental issues. Our teams are always available to offer you support by phone and will advise when you may be able to be seen if you are in pain.
Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Our reception team will explain these to you when the appointment is made.