Leading Denture Specialist in Cheltenham
The denture team here at Arnica Dental Care comprise experienced dental surgeons, implant specialists and award-winning denture technicians. All dentures provided by Arnica Dental Care look great, feel firm and comfortable and maximize oral function including bite, chewing and communication.
Because the shape of your mouth changes over time and your dentures experience typical wear and tear, Arnica offers a denture care service that looks after your mouth and your dentures making sure the two co-exist as harmoniously as possible.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, designed to look and function just like natural teeth and gums. A denture can either replace a few missing teeth (partial denture) or a whole set of teeth (complete dentures). Dentures are usually made from an acrylic base, which is fitted with porcelain artificial teeth that are both beautiful and hardwearing.
Who Makes Our Dentures?
We have been working with one of the region’s top dental labs for the last three years. ”The quality of Mike’s work is superb. He is always on-hand (chair-side) when required” Dr Ellie Ledger
Step 1 Dentures consultation
Why not pop in to see us, without obligation, for a thorough examination where we’ll examine your teeth, evaluate your dental veneer options and discuss the dental veneer process with you.
Step 2 Preparation for dentures – primary impression
Our dentist will take a primary impression of your teeth and gums in the area of the partial denture – either the upper arch, lower arch or both in the case of full dentures.
Step 3 Preparation for dentures – detailed impression
From the primary impressions, accurate fitting trays are made so that a more detailed impression is made of the teeth and gums. From this a wax ‘try-in’ is made to assess the look and feel of the denture before the permanent dentures are constructed. Minor adjustments may be required until there is a perfect fit and the patient is completely satisfied.
Step 4 Preparation for dentures – treatment
If absolutely necessary we may have to extract teeth or treat gum disease before we continue. If you do need treatment you will be given temporary or ‘immediate’ dentures to wear while your mouth is healing.
Step 5 Denture fitting
When your dentures are ready we’ll arrange an appointment for you to come in and try your new dentures.