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The difference in acrylic (plastic) vs. metal (Cobalt Chrome) dentures in Sutton

Many people come to our dental practice in Sutton and ask me about metal dentures vs plastic dentures, so we thought we would write an article to explain the main differences! If you have no teeth left, then plastic dentures are generally the best, however, if you have some remaining teeth, it’s definitely worth considering a metal denture, as they have so many advantages: Clasps If you have remaining teeth present, we can use these teeth to help keep the denture in place, improve stability, and improve support. We can place clasps, which are the metal wires that clip around … Continue reading


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What are cosmetic dentures?

Can you spot them?   A lot of dentists are drawn into the field of cosmetic dentistry as it is what a lot of people nowadays want – they not only want their teeth to function well, but want them to look great as well. This side of dentistry is glamorous, as it makes patients look great – that’s why a lot of dentists go into this field, however, they often forget about the less glamorous side such as dentures. Therefore, this has led to a genuine lack of interest and knowledge amongst general dentists regarding dentures, and it’s often … Continue reading


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Dentures that are made by NHS dentists

Why are NHS dentures so bad?

This article if intended to highlight the differences between private dentures made by us and the typical standard dentures that are made on the NHS. The NHS can be a great system for those who cannot afford private options but it does have its limitations. This needs to be discussed as often patients are not aware of such limitations and options should be discussed thoroughly for proper valid consent. Often patients who have had experience with dentures within the national health service will be disappointed with the result. Patients come to see us for a free assessment and they often … Continue reading


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Bad fitting dentures can also cause jaw joint issues

The real damage bad-fitting dentures are doing to you

At The Denture & Implant Clinic, we see a lot of new clients come in for a free consultation, who have extremely poor-fitting / poorly made dentures and are hoping we can help. They also often have no idea that their dentures are causing so many problems with their mouth until we explain what’s going on. There are many problems with badly fitting dentures, so let talk about the most common issues. So, the first is that poorly fitting dentures will often have a small gap between the gingivae and the dentures (gums), which leads to food being trapped between … Continue reading


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