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New Life Teeth
Canal Point
22 West Tollcross
Edinburgh
EH3 9QW

Repairs & Lab Appointments Only

Scottish Denture Clinic
2 Gillespie Place
Edinburgh
EH10 4HS

Opening Hours

Closed for lunch

12.30pm - 13.30pm

Monday

09:00am - 17:00pm

Tuesday

09:00am - 17:00pm

Wednesday

09:00am - 17:00pm

Thursday

09:00am - 17:00pm

Friday

09:00am - 17:00pm

Saturday

By Appointment

Sunday

Closed

Robert Leggett RDT CDT RCS Ed
GDC No 116479

Our Lead Clinician Rob provides dentures, partial dentures, implant dentures and emergency denture repairs in Edinburgh. His goal is to offer all our patients informed choice and involve them in the process of making their new teeth.

 

Our dedicated team of experts provide you with the best quality care.

robert leggett

CLINICAL DENTAL TECHNICIAN (CDT)

A Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) is trained and qualified to provide a range of denture services direct to patients. There are many benefits to using a CDT rather than a dentist.

Makes & Fits Dentures

A qualified Clinical Dental Technician does both roles, takes impressions, makes and fit dentures direct to patients.

Fast Results

Not only will a patient receive direct treatments but also benefit with fast results from repairing to construction of new removable dentures.

Advanced Technical & Clinical skills

A CDT will carefully design and hand-craft every denture to the individual requirements of the patient.

Dentures

Whether you are considering getting dentures, already have them, or know someone with them, it’s very likely that you may have some questions about them. What follows is information on what dentures really are, what kind of care they require, and how dentures can improve your oral health. We hope to help you find the answers to all your denture queries and to find out, if necessary, whether dentures might be right for you.

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing. Regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, they will be custom designed to fit your mouth, and visually matched to your existing teeth.

What are dentures made out of?

In the past, the artificial teeth that make up dentures were made out of porcelain or plastic, but more modern dentures are generally made out of a hard resin. The materials used to make denture teeth are known to be more fragile than natural teeth and can easily chip or crack if dropped or otherwise uncared for. This material also wears down much quicker than natural teeth and thus must be replaced with a new set of dentures every five years or so.

 

The supporting structure of dentures that holds the artificial teeth in place and resembles the natural gum line is often made out of a similar resin used for the teeth, or a more flexible polymer material that fits snugly on the natural gum line.

Why wear dentures?

Dentures not only improve the appearance of a smile that has multiple missing teeth, but they also keep the structure of the mouth sound by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips. Dentures also make it possible to eat foods that require chewing, making it possible to keep your diet the same and ensure that you are properly nourished. Lastly, dentures are a viable solution to replace teeth that are causing serious pain and oral health issues, such as those with rotted roots or severe damage. Having dentures fitted means that troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative.

Dentures

Your dentures will have the best fit and function possible.

Lower Implant Retained Dentures

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into your jawbone in place of missing teeth.

Upper Implant Retained Dentures

An implant retained denture will mean that the denture is held firmly in place by (usually) 4 implants.

Denture Repairs

We repair your denture while you wait, usually within the hour minimising the amount of time you are without your denture.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are often used instead of other tooth replacement methods when the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support structures such as dental bridges, or when more than one or two teeth are missing.

 

The partial dentures are fitted to the part of the gum line that they will sit on, and fasten to nearby natural teeth to keep from falling out of place. They are not permanently fastened, however, and can be easily taken out at any time for cleaning and while sleeping.

Full dentures

Full dentures, otherwise known as complete dentures, are dentures that replace all of your natural teeth. You can have them fitted for your top or bottom gum line, and are held in place by suction and/or the help of an oral adhesive. Just like partial dentures, they are easily removable.

Immediate dentures and overdentures

There are some other kinds of full and partial dentures that differ from traditional permanent dentures including a type called immediate dentures. These dentures are created before the teeth that are being replaced with dentures have been removed and are used immediately after tooth extraction and during the healing process, which can be up to six months long. These dentures can be more easily refitted than permanent dentures to accommodate for mouth changes as the swelling in the gums and jaw subsides while healing. The immediate dentures will be disposed of once the healing process is complete and your mouth is ready for permanent dentures.

 

Overdentures are an alternative that can be used if traditional dentures prove to be extremely uncomfortable or if you have a few natural teeth left. Overdentures are fitted over the roots of natural teeth and either rest on these or on dental implants, if there are no natural teeth to fit over. Some find this type of denture more comfortable and they are also easily removable.

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