If your looking for long lasting and affordable full or partial dentures near you from a highly rated and experienced dentist, our modern Leicester denture clinic can help.
All our dentists are members of the General Dental Council (GDC) and our Leicester denture clinic is monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can be rest assured you are in safe hands with our friendly team.
A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as ‘false teeth’, a denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.
A partial denture is fitted to replace some missing teeth whilst a complete denture is indicated when all natural teeth are missing.
A good set of dentures helps you to eat, speak, function, and often improves a person’s appearance.
With over 34 years extensive dentisty experience, Dr Jayesh Patel gained his Bachelor of Dentistry from King College of Medicine and Dentistry, London in 1986.
Passionate about dentistry, Jay has been involved in teaching and training dental colleagues in the field of implants. Jay is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
To help keep the cost of this treatment as affordable as possible, we ensure our prices are extremely competitive compared to other Leicester denture clinics.
Our denture prices start from £482. To see a full list of our latest prices, 0% finance help and special offers please see our fees page.
Of course, there are also some potential drawbacks to consider before getting dentures. These include:
Overall, dentures can be a great way to replace missing teeth and improve your quality of life. If you are considering dentures, be sure to talk to your dentist about the benefits and risks to decide if they are right for you.
Depending on the complexity of each case, the duration of the treatment will vary. After the initial visit of examination and diagnosis, the subsequent visits will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the denture, fitting and review.
New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Several days or weeks will be required before you get accustomed to them.
Adaptation varies with different persons and often time and experience are essential before dentures can be worn comfortably and function effectively.
Eating – Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods and foods cut into small pieces will help. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent dentures from tipping. Once you become accustomed to chewing, include other foods until you return to your normal diet.
Increased salivary flow – You may experience an increase in salivary flow when the dentures are first inserted. This is a natural response of the salivary glands that will return to normal after a few weeks. You can improve the situation by swallowing more often.
Speech – New dentures may alter your speech initially. Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating troublesome words will speed up the adaptation process. This problem rarely persists beyond two weeks.
Sore spots – Minor irritation caused by surface irregularities or pressure spots on the denture-bearing areas are quite common. Your dentist will relieve the discomfort by adjusting the denture surface. Stop wearing the denture if the irritation is very painful. Consult your dentist immediately.
These are cast metal dentures generally considered to be the more permanent partial denture unlike plastic partial dentures. These are clipped to the natural teeth with clasps and most importantly incorporate rests on the teeth.
The clasps hold the denture firm and the rests stop any damaging up and down movement.