A patient receiving a denture consultation at Lion Dental in Stourbridge

4th July 2024

Dentures: Everything You Need To Know

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and are an effective solution for individuals who have lost some or all of their natural teeth due to various reasons, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. At Lion Dental, we understand the importance of restoring your smile and confidence, which is why we offer high-quality denture services tailored to your specific needs.

Dentures come in two main types: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of your natural teeth are missing, while partial dentures are designed to fill in the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. Both types of are crafted from durable materials, such as acrylic resin or porcelain, to ensure a natural-looking and comfortable fit.

Benefits of dentures

Dentures offer numerous benefits that can significantly improve your overall quality of life. Here are some of the most notable advantages:

  1. Improved Appearance: You can expect to restore your smile and facial aesthetics, boosting your self-confidence and self-esteem.
  2. Enhanced Chewing Ability: With dentures, you can enjoy a wider variety of foods and maintain a balanced diet, as they allow you to chew more effectively.
  3. Better Speech: Missing teeth can affect your speech and cause slurring or lisping. Dentures help you speak more clearly and confidently.
  4. Facial Support: Dentures support your facial muscles, preventing sagging and premature aging.
  5. Convenience: Dentures are removable, making them easy to clean and maintain.

Denture Care and Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance are essential for prolonging the lifespan of your dentures and ensuring optimal oral health. Here are some important tips to keep in mind:

Cleaning Your Dentures

  1. Daily Cleaning: Remove your dentures and gently brush them with a soft-bristled brush, denture cleaner, or mild soap and water. This helps remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria.
  2. Soaking: Soak your dentures in a denture-cleaning solution or warm water when you’re not wearing them. This helps keep them moist and prevents warping or cracking.
  3. Brushing Your Gums: Even without natural teeth, it’s essential to brush your gums, tongue, and palate daily with a soft-bristled brush to remove plaque and promote good oral hygiene.

Regular Check-Ups

Regular dental check-ups are crucial for maintaining the fit and function of your dentures. At Lion Dental, we recommend scheduling an appointment every six months or as advised by our dental professionals. During these visits, we will examine your dentures for any necessary adjustments or repairs and check for any oral health issues that may require attention.

Common Problems and Solutions for solution

The treatment is designed to be comfortable and functional, some common problems may arise. Here are some of the most common issues and their solutions:

Soreness and Discomfort

It’s normal to experience some soreness or discomfort when you first start the treatment. This is due to the pressure exerted on your gums and the adjustment period required for your mouth to adapt. If the discomfort persists or worsens, consult with your dentist at Lion Dental for a denture adjustment or reline.


The treatment is an excellent solution for restoring your smile, improving your ability to eat and speak, and boosting your self-confidence. At Lion Dental, we understand the importance of providing high-quality denture services tailored to your individual needs. Our experienced dental professionals will guide you through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to the final fitting and beyond.

Remember, proper treatment care and maintenance, along with regular check-ups, are crucial for ensuring longevity and optimal function.

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer. Book an appointment with Lion Dental today and take the first step towards restoring your smile and confidence with our exceptional denture services.

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