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We currently don’t offer evening appointments for home visits, however we will do our very best to accommodate your needs.

There is no requirement for additional staff unless you are in a care home or are so immobile that you need additional staff to support you. Sometimes it’s good to have a family member present. We can discuss this with you during the consultation or over the phone.

Usually we can provide any type of dentures at home. This includes full, partial, upper or lower and materials such as acrylic, chrome or new BPS dentures. There will be some additional costs and possibly extra appointments.

Although BPS dentures are designed primarily for complete dentures, we can use the same excellent teeth and injection moulded bases for partials that are strong and look very natural.

Because of the denser acrylic, BPS dentures are much stronger than regular dentures. As a result you can expect them to last at least twice as long as other dentures and still retain a perfect fit.

There is a wealth of difference between the 2 types of dentures. The Biofunctional Prosthetic System is a precision denture that is compressed 6 times more than regular dentures. It also uses a suction fit which keeps the denture in place and enables you to eat a more varied diet.

For full upper and lower BPS dentures you will need to have all your teeth removed. For partial dentures we will need to speak to confirm your needs.

As far as we are aware some patients will be eligible for NHS dentures. Unfortunately, we do not offer our services to NHS patients at this time.

As long as you take good care of your dentures you can expect them to last at least 5-10 years. The shape of your gums and mouth will continue to change but by visiting your denture clinic fairly regularly it should be easy to spot any irregularities along the way. BPS dentures last much longer as they are made of a denser acrylic.

Generally speaking, new dentures will take around 3-4 appointments. This includes your no obligation free consultation. Additionally, we may also need to see you at a later date to make sure everything is still successful.

Getting new dentures will have an effect on the way you speak. Don’t worry as this is usually temporary. Most people have difficulty pronouncing certain words at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it. Try reading difficult words out loud to help yourself along.

We recommend you should replace them every three to five years, but this can vary from patient to patient.

Not necessarily. As long as you keep the size reasonable and don’t overcomplicate things the partial denture is robust and long lasting.

Generally not. The flexibility of the base means that the bigger and more complicated you go the more chance there is of breakage. Full dentures are usually cosmetic or BPS.

If your dentures are worn down by general use you may be able to have them relined. This is a common procedure and takes a few days to complete.

We recommend you have your dentures looked at by a professional at least once every 12 months. Doing this can catch some problems early and save you money in the long run.

Unfortunately we cannot provide discounts for new dentures if you existing dentures are beyond repair. We can however offer you very competitive prices on new dentures and our service is unmated in South Wales.

You’ll be surprised how well we can fix all kinds of broken dentures. We can even fix dentures that have been snapped in two.

Simple repairs can be done on the day in under an hour. More complex requirements will take a few days.

We will assess the damaged denture and where possible provide an immediate replacement. Sometimes we’ll have to send away for a replacement tooth which can take a few days.

Generally we wouldn’t recommend this as superglue is water soluble and could also damage the denture acrylic. Sometimes patients use this as a temporary fix until they get to the clinic.

This is a big no. The hot water will warp or buckle your dentures and they may not be repairable. As a result you could find yourself without a denture until new ones are made.

For the most part you should avoid whitening toothpastes and anything that contains bleach or peroxide. These can weaken your dentures and tarnish them if they contain metal.

Whilst this is the most popular method of cleaning dentures, it’s often not the most effective. You should regularly soak your dentures overnight using a dedicated cleaning solution and a few times a year take them to a denture clinic for a check-up.

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