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  • New Dentures

  • Duplicate (Copy) Dentures

    If you have a set of dentures that you are happy the colour & shape of teeth but they no longer fit well and are uncomfortable then we can produce a replica denture to look like your original set with the advantage of improving the way your denture fits. This can be a great solution for patients who find it difficult to adapt to new dentures.

  • Relines / alterations to existing Dentures

    You may already have a set of dentures that you are happy with but they no longer fit as well as they used to. It may be that they need to be relined. We recommend that dentures are relined every 12 to 18 months to ensure that they are adapted to any changes with your gums.

    A hard reline will improve the stability and fit of your dentures. Your Clinical Dental Technician will take a wash impression with your denture in your mouth. This type of impression will allow the Technician to see where the denture needs to be adjusted. You will be without your denture for approximately 1 hour whilst they carry out the reline procedure. The technician will then try the denture in your mouth to check that the alterations made are completely comfortable.

    A soft reline is best suited to patients which have a very flat lower ridge, which means that the retention of the lower denture is very poor. Also if you suffer with sore spots or tender gums a soft reline can be much more gentle to your mouth. This process can be slightly longer than a hard reline. You may be without your dentures for 24 hours in this case from when we take the impressions.

    We can also make some adjustments to dentures without relining. If you cannot tolerate your current denture, it may be that we can adjust the acrylic or clasps to make your denture much more comfortable.

  • Denture Repairs

    In most cases we can repair your denture within 1 hour and we also offer an Emergency Out of Hours service at our Formby Studio. We advise that only a trained and qualified technician carry’s out any dentures repairs as if a denture is repaired in the wrong position it may not be able to be restored back to its previous location. (Link to section on what to do if dentures break).

  • Denture Cleaning

    It is important to establish a dental hygiene routine to care for your denture. In fact, you must clean a denture with more diligence than you ever cleaned your natural teeth. You should rinse or brush your dentures after each meal, and soak your dentures in a cleansing bath once a day. Here you'll find the steps to follow.

    A denture brush is recommended in order to clean all areas of the denture. If you prefer to use an ordinary toothbrush, use extra attention to reach all curved areas of your denture. If you wear a single denture, you will need a separate brush for your denture in order to preserve the condition of the toothbrush for your remaining natural teeth.

    Start by accident-proofing the surface you will work over. Place a face cloth in the bottom of the sink and partially fill the sink with water to provide a cushion should the denture be dropped. Dentures can break if dropped on a hard surface.

    Hold the dentures in your non-dominant hand with a firm, but gentle grasp. Dentures can break if squeezed too hard.

    Apply warm water and cleaning product. You can use a gel or paste specifically designed for dentures or a little soap or other mild, non-toxic cleansing agent. Don't use any powdered or abrasive cleaners, including most regular toothpastes, because they are too abrasive and produce scratches on the denture surface.

    With the denture brush in your dominant hand, brush all areas of the denture. Ensure that the bristles reach all the grooved and curved areas. Avoid excessive scrubbing as this can damage the denture.

    Under running water, use the brush to rinse away remaining cleanser and debris. Inspect your denture for cleanliness. Running your finger over 'slippery' areas may indicate that there is still plaque on the surface.

    Place them back in your mouth if you are ready to wear them, or soak them overnight.

    Soaking your Dentures

    Having the dentures out of your mouth for a period of time each day gives your tissues a rest from the constant contact. While out of your mouth, the denture should be kept moist and overnight soaking is a good way to do this.

    Soaking your dentures in chemical solution helps to loose stain and deposits that can then be rinsed or brushed away. Specifically designed denture soak products are often also anti-microbial and offer other benefits.

    Select a container with a fitted cover that is the appropriate size for your denture.

    Follow the manufacturer's instructions for preparation and length of soaking time. Use only warm water in order to promote the action of the cleanser. Hot water can distort the shape of your denture.

    Ensure that the denture is completely submersed in the solution and cover the container.

    In the morning when you remove your dentures from the solution, rinse to remove chemicals and debris, and then brush your denture before putting it in your mouth.

    Empty and clean the soaking container.

    Pour out the used denture solution and clean the container to make it ready for the next use.

    Denture cleaners available & recommended by us :

    Valclean for Valplast dentures

    Smile Again Cleans & Disinfects

  • Sports Gum Shields

    Our custom made gumshields can reduce or prevent damage to teeth & gums with their impact protection when a collision occurs during sports activities. As our gumshields are made on a cast impression of your mouth, the gumshield will have a secure fit & feel much more comfortable than a non custom-made appliance. .We have a wide range of colours & designs available to suit many team /school colours and can be manufactured within 1 week of impressions being taken.

  • Smile Again - Cleans & Disinfects

  • Valclean - for Valplast dentures

    Val-Clean is a non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for the hygienic cleaning and maintenance of Valplast appliances. Val-Clean does not contain any abrasives and will not damage your Valplast Flexible Partial. Val-Clean is supplied in boxes of 12 sachets, each sachet will make four week's supply of solution. A measuring spoon is included with each box, one spoonful of Val-Clean is mixed with approximately 7ozs (250ml) of warm water - this solution will last for 7 - 10 days before needing to be replaced.

    Val-Clean is designed specifically for cleaning Valplast dentures.

    A daily 15 minute soaking has proven to be effective in maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of Valplast. Overnight soaking of Valplast in Val-Clean solution will not harm the appliance.