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Dentures Raynes Park

Same-day appointments available
  • Replace multiple teeth.
  • Comfortable.
  • Life-like appearance.
  • Can be supplemented with implants for increased stability.

20 mins




4 – 5

Dentures By Dr Ben Walker At Beverley Dental Raynes Park London

Welcome to Beverley Dental's Denture Services in Raynes Park, London

Dentures are removable appliances which can replace lost teeth and make eating, speaking and smiling more comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing..

At Beverley Dental, we understand the importance of a complete and functional set of teeth. Our professional team is committed to providing high-quality dentures that not only improve your smile but also enhance your ability to eat and speak comfortably.

If you need to replace a few teeth, we use the latest Itero scanner technology to take an accurate digital image of your mouth. This ensures that your partial dentures fit perfectly. For those without any remaining teeth, we make detailed impressions to create full dentures that are comfortable and long-lasting.

We offer both removable dentures and fixed options with implants, catering to your specific needs and preferences.

Visit us at Beverley Dental in Raynes Park, London, for reliable and professional denture services, designed to restore your smile and improve your quality of life.

Dentures Pricing
Acrylic Dentures
from £900
depending on complexity
Chrome Dentures
from £1250
depending on complexity
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Dentures?

Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

Benefits of Dentures

Replacing missing teeth with dentures will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Dentures can help you eat and speak more comfortably, which is often difficult with missing teeth.

Varieties of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dental professional will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.

How Dentures are Created

The denture development process takes a few weeks and several appointments. Once your dental professional determines what type of appliance is best for you, the general steps are to:

  • Make a series of impressions of your jaw and take measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them.
  • Create models, wax forms, and/or plastic patterns in the exact shape and position of the denture to be made. You will “try in” this model several times and the denture will be assessed for colour, shape, and fit before the final denture is cast.
  • Cast the final denture.
  • Adjustments will be made as necessary.
Care for Dentures

Caring for your dentures is important for their longevity and your oral health. Here are a few tips:

  • Stand over a folded towel or basin of water when handling your dentures, just in case you drop them.
  • Brush your dentures daily to remove food deposits and plaque. Brushing helps prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and assists your oral health.
  • It’s best to use a brush with soft bristles that is specifically designed for cleaning dentures. Avoid using a hard-bristled brush as it can damage or wear down dentures.
  • Keep your dentures moist to prevent them from drying out and losing their shape. When not wearing them, submerge them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in water.
Adjusting to Dentures

Initially, it may feel odd or uncomfortable to wear dentures, but over time, your mouth becomes accustomed to them. They may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place.

Life with Dentures

It is not uncommon for adjustments to be needed from time to time as your mouth changes shape as you age. Visiting your dental professional regularly ensures a proper fit to prevent discomfort and improve oral health. Moreover, it is paramount to continue with good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth every morning and evening before inserting your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.

Longevity and Replacement of Dentures

Over time, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. Rebasing means making a new base while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes, which can affect the fit of the denture. Your bone and gum ridges can recede or shrink, resulting in a poorly fitting denture. Dentures should be checked annually and replaced every five to eight years.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Dentures?

Adapting to new dentures typically takes about 30 days. This adjustment period is essential as your mouth and body accommodate the new appliance. Patience is crucial during this time, as relearning to eat and speak with dentures can present challenges.

Initial Sensations with New Dentures

When you first receive your dentures, they may feel awkward or bulky in your mouth. This is normal, and as you wear them more, your muscles, nerves, and tissues will adjust to the dentures and they will begin to feel more natural.

Common Experiences During Adaptation

In the initial days of wearing new dentures, some common experiences include:

  • Minor irritation or soreness.
  • Increased saliva flow.
  • Feeling that the tongue does not have adequate room.
  • Temporary alteration in speech.
Overcoming Discomfort

Any soreness experienced at first, especially following extractions, is typically temporary. Your dental professional may recommend over-the-counter pain relief or prescribe medication to help manage any discomfort during this period.

Eating with New Dentures

Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the dentures from tipping. As you become more comfortable with chewing, you can add other foods until you return to your normal diet.

Speaking with Dentures

Speaking may require practice. Reading aloud and repeating troublesome words will help. If your dentures “click” while you’re talking, speak more slowly.

Long-Term Adaptation

With time, your mouth will feel more natural and comfortable with the dentures. You should follow up with your dental professional if any issues persist, as adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and comfortable use.

Remember that regular check-ups and maintenance are important for your oral health and the longevity of your dentures. By taking care of your dentures and maintaining good oral hygiene, you can enjoy the benefits they provide.

Do you have to take dentures out at night?

Yes, removing dentures at night is important. It allows your gums and the bones underneath a chance to rest from the pressure and stress caused by wearing dentures during the day.

The Importance of Giving Your Mouth a Break

Wearing dentures exerts continuous pressure on the tissues of your mouth, which can lead to soreness and discomfort. Taking dentures out while sleeping gives the oral tissues time to recover and receive necessary exposure to air, which is beneficial for tissue health.

Benefits of Removing Dentures at Night

Removing your dentures at night also contributes to oral hygiene. It reduces the risk of bacterial and fungal infections, such as denture stomatitis, which can occur if dentures are worn continuously.

Proper Storage of Dentures

When you remove your dentures, they should be cleaned and placed in water or a denture-cleansing solution to prevent them from drying out and to maintain their shape. Follow the care instructions provided by your dental professional.

Regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure that your dentures are fitting well and to examine your oral tissues for health. By removing your dentures at night and practicing good denture care, you can contribute significantly to the longevity of your dentures and the health of your mouth.

What Are the Different Types of Dentures Available?

Understanding the various types of dentures can help individuals make informed decisions about their dental care. The main types include full dentures, partial dentures, implant-supported dentures, and immediate dentures.

Full Dentures

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are used when all the teeth are missing in the upper or lower jaw. They rest on the gums and are held in place by suction and, in some cases, denture adhesive.

Conventional Full Dentures

Conventional full dentures are made and placed in the mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed, which may take several months.

Immediate Full Dentures

Immediate full dentures are inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. The benefit is that the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, they may require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. They not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth but also prevent other teeth from changing position.

Acrylic Partial Dentures

These are usually more affordable options and are constructed on an acrylic base, which is designed to look like gums.

Metal Partial Dentures

Metal partials are typically made from an alloy of cobalt and chrome and are much stronger. They are less bulky and offer a great fit.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants, which provide exceptional stability and support. These are a popular choice for the lower jaw where conventional dentures are less stable.

Bar-Retained Dentures

A thin metal bar that follows the curve of the jaw is attached to a series of implants placed in the jawbone. The denture fits over the bar and is securely clipped into place by attachments.

Ball-Retained Dentures

Each implant in the jawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into another attachment on the denture. They are sometimes referred to as stud-attachment dentures.

Care and Maintenance

Irrespective of the type, all dentures require proper maintenance to extend their lifespan and ensure good oral hygiene.

Choosing the right type of denture is crucial for your comfort and oral health. It is important to consult with your dental care provider to determine which type of denture will best suit your individual needs. The benefit of any type of denture is that it will enhance your smile, facial appearance, and ability to eat and speak properly.

What Materials Are Used in Making Dentures?

Dentures are made from a variety of materials that are chosen for their strength, durability, and aesthetic qualities to closely resemble natural teeth and gums.

Acrylic Resin

One of the most commonly used materials in denture construction is acrylic resin. Chosen for its ease of adjustment and similarity to gum tissue, acrylic resin is adaptable and relatively less expensive compared to other materials.


Porcelain is another material that can be used, especially for the teeth of the dentures. It has a glass-like appearance and translucency that mimics the look of natural tooth enamel and provides a high level of durability.

Metal Alloys

For partial dentures, metal alloys are often used in the framework. Cobalt-chrome alloy is a common choice due to its strength and resistance to corrosion. This allows for thinner, more discreet frameworks that provide a comfortable and secure fit.

Nylon Polymer

Flexible dentures are created from a nylon polymer, which offers a comfortable and lightweight alternative to traditional rigid denture bases. This material can bend with the natural movement of the mouth, making the dentures more comfortable to wear.

Biocompatible Metals

For implant-supported dentures, biocompatible metals like titanium are used for the implants themselves, providing a strong foundation that integrates with the bone tissue in the jaw.

The choice of material affects not only the appearance and comfort of the dentures but also their longevity and the wearer’s experience. Your dental care provider can offer guidance on which materials will best meet your needs, ensuring a natural look, feel, and function for your dentures.

How Do I Care for My Dentures?

Proper care of your dentures is crucial for their longevity and your oral health. Here are the steps and considerations to keep your dentures in optimal condition.

Daily Cleaning

Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food particles and plaque, and to prevent them from becoming stained. It’s important to use a brush designed for dentures, which has soft bristles to avoid damaging the denture surfaces.

Handling Dentures

Handle your dentures with care. Stand over a folded towel or a basin of water when handling your dentures to avoid damage if you drop them.

Soaking Dentures

When not wearing your dentures, they should be kept moist to prevent them from drying out or losing their shape. Soak them in a denture-cleansing solution or in cool water. However, if your denture has metal attachments, they could tarnish if placed in soaking solution.

Using Denture Cleanser

Use a mild denture-cleansing solution to help remove stains and bacteria. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.

Rinsing Dentures After Meals

Rinse your dentures after meals to remove food debris and other loose particles. This helps maintain good oral hygiene and prolongs the life of your dentures.

Avoiding Certain Cleaners

Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpaste, or products containing bleach, as these can damage your dentures. Also, avoid hot water, which can cause dentures to warp.

Regular Dental Check-Ups

Visit your dental care provider regularly to ensure that your dentures are in good condition and fit properly. Your provider can help you care for your dentures and advise you on any specific care requirements for your denture type.

By taking proper care of your dentures, you can keep them clean, free from stains, and looking their best. Good denture care also helps prevent oral irritation and infections, and ensures that your dentures last as long as possible.

How Long Do Dentures Typically Last?

Dentures, like natural teeth, require care and regular check-ups, and over time, they will need to be remade, rebased, or relined. The typical lifespan of a set of dentures is between five to eight years, but this can vary depending on several factors.

Factors Affecting the Longevity of Dentures

The lifespan of dentures can be influenced by the quality of the materials used, the fit, and how well they are maintained. Additionally, changes in the mouth, such as bone and gum ridge shrinkage, can affect the fit and require adjustments.

Daily Wear and Tear

Daily use naturally results in wear and tear on dentures. The teeth may wear down, and the denture base may lose its original shape, affecting the fit and function of the dentures.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance, including cleaning and annual check-ups with your dental care provider, is essential to extend the life of your dentures and to maintain oral health.

Rebasing and Relining

Rebasing involves replacing the entire acrylic denture base to ensure a better fit, whereas relining involves adding new material to the denture base to enhance comfort and fit.

Replacement of Dentures

Even with proper care, dentures will eventually need to be replaced to maintain oral health, ensure a proper fit, and support facial structure. Signs that you may need to replace your dentures include cracks in the denture, difficulty chewing, and discomfort or irritation.

By understanding the typical lifespan and the factors that affect the durability of dentures, you can take proactive steps to ensure they remain functional and comfortable for as long as possible. Regular visits to your dental care provider are crucial for assessing the condition of your dentures and making necessary adjustments or replacements.

Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

While dentures are a common solution for missing teeth, there are several alternatives available that can offer different benefits, depending on a patient’s needs and preferences.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and permanent alternative to dentures. They involve the placement of a titanium post directly into the jawbone, which acts as a root for a crown. Implants provide a stable and durable solution that can closely mimic the look and function of natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Implants prevent the bone loss that can occur with missing teeth, maintain facial structure, and provide the strength needed for chewing a variety of foods.

Fixed Bridges

A fixed bridge is another option, which involves anchoring artificial teeth to the patient’s existing teeth or to implants. Bridges are cemented into place and are not removable like dentures.

Types of Fixed Bridges

There are various types of fixed bridges, including traditional, cantilever, and Maryland bonded bridges, each suitable for different situations and needs.

Partial Dentures

For patients missing only a few teeth, partial dentures may be an appropriate solution. They are less extensive than full dentures and are designed to fit comfortably among existing natural teeth.

Removable Partial Dentures

These are similar to complete dentures but are designed to be taken in and out of the mouth by the patient.

Considerations When Choosing an Alternative

When considering alternatives to dentures, factors such as oral health, the number of missing teeth, lifestyle, budget, and personal preference should be taken into account. It’s important to have a thorough consultation with your dental care provider to determine the best option for your individual circumstances.

Each alternative to dentures offers its own set of advantages and potential drawbacks. Dental implants, for example, require a sufficient amount of jawbone and a higher investment, while bridges can offer a middle ground between dentures and implants. Ultimately, the choice will depend on the patient’s specific situation and the professional advice of their dental care provider.

How Do Dentures Affect Eating and Speaking?

Dentures can have a significant impact on a patient’s ability to eat and speak, especially during the initial adjustment period. Over time, these functions generally improve as one becomes accustomed to wearing them.

Adjusting to Dentures While Eating

When first wearing dentures, patients may need to start with soft foods cut into small pieces. It’s advisable to chew slowly using both sides of the mouth simultaneously to keep the dentures stable. Gradually, more varied and harder foods can be reintroduced into the diet.

Learning to Chew with Dentures

Chewing with dentures is different from natural teeth and requires practice. It is important to distribute the food evenly in the mouth to balance the pressure on the dentures.

Speaking with Dentures

Speaking may also present a challenge initially. Certain words may be harder to pronounce. Practice speaking out loud and slowly to adjust more quickly. Reading aloud and repeating difficult words can be helpful.

Overcoming Speech Challenges

Some denture wearers may experience clicking sounds or find that their dentures occasionally slip while talking. These issues typically diminish as the wearer gets used to the dentures and learns to control them with the tongue and facial muscles.

Long-Term Adaptation

Over time, eating and speaking with dentures will become more natural. Continuing to follow your dental care provider’s instructions for care and attending regular check-ups can aid in the adjustment process and ensure the dentures function effectively.

While dentures can initially affect eating and speaking, with time and practice, these challenges can be overcome. The key is patience and willingness to adapt to the new sensations and techniques required for these everyday activities.

Can Dentures Slip or Cause Discomfort?

Dentures are designed to fit snugly in the mouth, but they can slip or cause discomfort, particularly if they have not been properly fitted or when they become loose due to changes in the mouth’s shape over time.

Reasons for Dentures Slipping

Slippage can occur when eating, laughing, coughing, or even speaking. This is often due to a decrease in jawbone density or changes in gum tissue, which can alter the fit of the denture.

Dealing with Denture Slippage

To manage slippage, denture adhesives may be used to improve the stability of the dentures. However, it is important to consult with your dental care provider before using any adhesive, as frequent slippage could indicate the need for a denture adjustment or replacement.

Causes of Denture Discomfort

Discomfort with dentures can result from a few different issues, including poor fit, improper care, or the presence of sore spots where the dentures rub against the gums.

Solutions for Denture Discomfort

For minor irritation, denture adjustments can be made by your dental care provider. In cases where sore spots develop, it may be necessary to temporarily remove the dentures to allow the gums to heal.

Preventing Discomfort and Slippage

Regular dental check-ups are crucial for ensuring a proper fit and to prevent discomfort and slippage. During these visits, your dental care provider can make adjustments to your dentures as needed.

While dentures may occasionally slip or cause discomfort, these issues can often be resolved with the help of your dental care provider. Proper maintenance, along with timely adjustments, can significantly improve the comfort and functionality of your dentures.

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