Dentures are removable false teeth, that fit over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps in your teeth.
Scottish Denture Clinic offers every patient options to ensure that you get the dentures which are best suited to you and your expectations.
Why are dentures important?
Gaps in your teeth can cause problems with eating and speech. Sometimes teeth either side of a gap may grow into the space at an angle.
In some cases, all teeth need to be removed and replaced. Therefore, you may need complete dentures, which replace all your upper or lower teeth or partial dentures, which replace just 1 tooth or a few missing teeth. Complete dentures can also improve the appearance of your teeth, your smile and give you confidence.
What to expect
The denture will usually be fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won’t be without teeth. The denture will fit snugly over your gums and jawbone.
Quality Care and Comfort is at the heart of everything we do and regardless of which option you choose your dentures will have the best fit and function possible. The options allow more choice of materials and a higher level of naturalness. At Scottish Denture Clinic we make the dentures in our lab on site, which allows us to reduce production time while ensuring quality, using the best materials and techniques.
Clinical Dental Technician (CDT)
Clinical Dental Technicians are registered Dental Care Professionals (DCP’s), who are trained and qualified to provide a range of denture services direct to patients – services that were previously only available through your Dentist. With many years’ experience working as Dental Technicians, CDT’s have the advanced technical and clinical skills needed to carefully design and hand-craft every denture to the individual requirements of the patient.
You will find CDT’s working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within dental practices, or operating from their own independent denture clinic. Clinical Dental Technicians have to undergo rigorous training and evaluation. Every Clinical Dental Technician listed on dentures.org.uk has the credentials, qualifications and registration with the General Dental Council that allows them to work directly with patients.
What will my appointment with a Clinical Dental Technician involve?
Patients who have experienced total tooth loss can be treated by a Clinical Dental Technician directly who will make and fit their complete dentures. However, if you need partial dentures or you have dental implants or some of your own natural teeth remaining, you must first be seen by a Dentist before a CDT can begin your treatment. Your CDT will advise you at your initial consultation.
Your Clinical Dental Technician will describe the different types of dentures available and the technical procedures involved so you can make an informed choice about the treatment you receive. Together, you and your CDT can then decide upon the right solution for you.
In order to create a detailed treatment plan that is tailored to your needs, your CDT will undertake a detailed clinical evaluation and may refer you to a Dentist or Implant Dentist.
The CDT may undertake one or all of the following:
– Investigate your dental and medical history in full
– Take x-rays and photographic images of your mouth
– Distinguish between normal and abnormal effects of aging, especially relating to tooth loss
– Make referrals to other dental professionals where necessary
– Advise you on how to take care of your dentures and achieve optimum oral health
Our Custom Denture is our most natural looking denture utilising the best teeth on the market and high impact acrylic. Custom dentures allow us to use a wide range of natural looking, gender specific tooth shapes and colours. This helps create the smile you have always wanted or in some cases once had. The custom denture utilises the best teeth with advanced quality material. These teeth will not wear at the same rate as other denture teeth ensuring your smile and bite is maintained as long as possible.
For Custom dentures we invite patients to bring in photos, if they are able, of their natural teeth. Where possible we will match moulds and colours to recreate the natural smile.
The Custom denture is often available in the same week.
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Our Premier Denture is made using a high quality private tooth. A premier denture allows us to put a high level of customisation into the dentures allowing for a natural look. The denture teeth are set into a wax base so you may try them in to see how the denture will suit you, with any changes made before finishing them in a permanent acrylic.
Premier dentures are usually completed within 4-5 appointments.
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At Scottish Denture Clinic we are at the forefront of new technologies and have invested in equipment to bring our patients the advantage of Digital Dentures.
The traditional method of making dentures can result in an accumulation of “errors” – inherent variations in the process. Impression material shrinks by about two percent, and plaster used create the model also contracts. Acrylic used for the denture can decrease by as much as five percent. Even when each phase has been performed to perfection, those variables add up to issues.
The fit of digital dentures is unrivalled because accuracy is unsurpassed. Instead of physical impressions, the mouth is scanned, creating a detailed 3D digital model. Then the technician uses a robust computer program to design personalised dentures – there is no need to settle for standard tooth shape or size.
The design goes to a computerised (on site) milling machine where the denture is meticulously carved from a solid block of acrylic material. With this technique, there is no shrinkage or distortion – the denture turns out precisely as designed.