Can You Whiten Dentures?

Overtime it is natural for our dentures to start to look a bit more old and dull. How quick this happens will depend on how thorough you clean your dentures on a daily basis. Here are a couple of tips you can try to get your denture looking spic and span again.

Give Them a Vigorous clean

Use a stiff nail brush with warm soapy water and give them a good clean. Don’t use a toothpaste as this can take away the gloss and make them more prone to staining. You want to brush firmly and slowly around the teeth, cleaning as much of the stains away as possible (with this conventional method).

When cleaning your dentures in the basin, always clean low down and use a towel in the bottom of the sink, in case you accidentally drop them. Dentures are quite often broken when being cleaned in the sink.

Use Specific Denture Cleaner

There are many different types of denture cleaners available and we will be happy to recommend one to you. Its important to follow the instructions on the back of the denture cleaner and also to carry out the previous step of a thorough cleaning to get the best possible results. The denture can be left to soak in the cleaning solution once a week.

Please do not use a cleaner every night, as it can affect how the gum area of the denture looks (via a bleach out).

Ultrasonic Cleaner

This is the most hygienic way of cleaning your denture as it gets into all the nooks and crannies of your dentures and will blast away all the grime. It does require a nail brush cleaning prior to being used, but gives you the best of both worlds in terms of making your dentures look less dull, and also by killing any bacteria.

If you would like any advice on how to clean your dentures and make them look as good as possible, please do not hesitate to call us today.

Where To Get Your Denture Repaired in Solihull

Our denture clinic is located in Hall Green which is just down the road from Solihull. We are able to offer a fast turnaround with your denture repairs (often within the hour).

What Type of Breaks Can Be Repaired?

Unfortunately not all dentures will be repairable. The most common type of break is when a denture snaps in two, or there is a hairline fracture (and it looks like its going to snap). This is a fairly straight forward fix and can be turned around within the hour. This type of break normally occurs when a patient is cleaning their denture and it is dropped into the hard sink basin which causes it to snap in two. We always recommend for safety to put a soft towel into your sink when cleaning your dentures so if they are dropped it can soften the fall.

What Dentures Can’t Be Repaired?

If the denture has broken into many different pieces then it will not be possible to repair. Likewise, if you have had a denture for many years and have had previous repairs, it may get to the stage that it is not repairable. Overtime dentures will naturally be weaker than when they were first made and depending how they have been looked after over the years, how long they will last will vary.

How To Store Broken Dentures

In the first instance, put your broken dentures into a glass of water to ensure they stay moist. This is so they don’t dry out and to reduce any further damage happening to your dentures. Please bring your dentures to us in this water. (Do not use glue as this can cause permanent damage).

Free Consultations

If your denture was not savable we offer free consultations to discuss the types of dentures that will be suitable for you. Please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today or book in your denture repair.

How To Make Fake Teeth Look Real

There has always been a negative stigma associated with dentures on how they look and function. Luckily with modern advances in the dental field, we are able to utilise the latest techniques and high quality materials to ensure natural looking teeth that also function as if they were your teeth. It is important to understand that when getting dentures, your body will take some time to get used to having a foreign body sitting on your gums.It is to be expected that there will also be a degree of adjustment to get your denture to the perfect stage of sitting comfortable. We take a number of precise impressions during the process but our mouths are very adaptive and will react to having a denture fitted in our mouths. Even though its a vary gradual movement, it will mean that the denture needs to be adjusted so it doesn’t catch a sensitive part of the mouth.

Creating Smiles Is An Art

Clinical dental technicians have to be very creative and artistic to make beautiful smiles. It requires a keen eye and someone with a design flair to make a truly beautiful smile that also appears natural. We believe in natural smiles so other people won’t notice you are in fact wearing dentures. We understand it can be an embarrassing time when you have to have dentures, and it can have an affect on your social and work life. This is why the free consultation is a two way process where we listen to what you want to achieve and we work closely with you to realise your dreams. Call us today to book your free consultation and discuss all of your teeth replacement needs.

How To Glue Dentures Back Together

In short, do not glue your dentures back together. Glue can cause permenent damage to your denture and it may not be possible to carry out a repair. We recommend collecting the pieces of your broken denture and storing them in a moist place, such as a glass of water. The water will stop your dentures from drying out can help keep them safe till we are able to see you.

Fast Denture Repairs

At our clinic we are able to carry out fast denture repairs which can often be completed within the hour (while you wait or you can go shopping and come back to us). We will always try to save your dentures in the first instance but will give you advice and recommendations if we are unable to. If the denture has broken into two pieces, then it will be a simple repair. But if they have shattered into many pieces then it may not be possible to repair and a new denture will be recommended.

Free Denture Consultations

If you do need a new denture, we will be happy to see you for a free consultation where we will discuss with you your needs and to identify what options will be suitable for you. We are able to make dentures out of different materials and depending on your exact situation we may recommend a particular type of denture.

If you have any denture related questions, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

Free Denture Consultation

So you have landed on our website. Thank you for finding us and taking the time to read. We are a local denture clinic that creates new smiles for our patients.

We understand that getting a new denture or even your first denture can be a big step and investment to take. We like to take our time with patients and will give a thorough and detailed free consultation so we can asses your current situation and discuss what options would be suitable for you.

This is an important part of getting a new denture as discussing possible treatments over the phone is very difficult until we have seen your mouth. We believe in making dentures to suit the patient. What this means is that we try to capture your personality in the denture so it compliments you and also fits in with your natural look. So a younger patient would be made younger looking teeth and an older patient we would make a more fitting denture for that patient.

We are strong advocates for making the denture look as natural and seamless as possible so its hard for other people to tell if you are even wearing a denture – that being said, we do take your views into account so if you want a more hollywood smile we can meet your needs in this respect as well!

If you are looking for a new denture and would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.