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Complete replacement for upper or lower teeth

Dentures or prosthetic teeth are commonly referred to as false teeth. They are specially designed to replace an individual’s missing or diseased teeth. Made to order exclusively for each patient, the dentures fit snugly in the mouth cavity, well supported by the soft and hard tissues that surround them.

Need for Dentures

People who have lost their teeth or have been suffering for some years from the ill effects of decayed teeth caused by periodontal disease, Dentinogenesis imperfecta, etc., are often advised by their dentist to have their teeth replaced either partially or fully by a set of dentures, after having ruled out all other treatment options like cleaning, medication, gum flap surgery or a combination of these.

The teeth, whether natural or artificial, provide a support to the lips and cheeks, and lend to their owner a more ‘youthful’ look than if the person were to be completely devoid of teeth. Thus, having a set of dentures will not only allow the patient to chew or masticate his food well, but will also serve to improve the facial appearance to a significant extent.

Types of Dentures

Dentures can be either partial or complete. The type of dentures used will depend essentially on the specific needs of the individual.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are used in cases where the patient has only a few missing teeth. They may be of either the removable or the fixed variety, and the patient is generally asked to choose between the two. If a patient has lost only one or two teeth either from an accident or by way of extraction of decayed teeth, the dentist would in all likelihood suggest a fixed partial denture in the form of a ‘crown & bridge’ arrangement. Here, the bridging tooth fits into the gap left by the missing tooth, while the attached crowns sit firmly on the tops of the adjoining teeth on either side. The appliance is cemented in place.

Removable partial dentures are similar to this, but do not have the crowns. They are held in place by means of clips. It is easy to see that these are less stable than the fixed partial dentures, and are correspondingly less expensive than the latter.

Complete dentures

When the entire set of teeth on either the lower jaw (mandibular arch) or on the upper jaw (maxillary arch) have to be replaced, complete dentures are used.

There are 4 kinds of complete dentures.  They are standard dentures, immediate dentures, implant retained dentures, and Cu-Sil dentures.

Standard dentures are made for people who have already lost their entire set of teeth. The back of a standard denture ends just behind the hard bone in the roof of the mouth, in order to maximise the surface area for achieving the best possible retention and stability. Retention of the top denture is achieved by suction, while stability is dependant upon the hardness of the underlying tissues.  It takes about 4 appointments to have a set of standard dentures fitted comfortably.

Immediate dentures

These are often referred to as temporary dentures, and are actually constructed before the extraction of the natural teeth.  The prefabricated denture is inserted immediately after extraction, right over the bleeding sockets. The denture serves to numb the pain, and most patients do quite well with these. It takes one or two appointments with the dentist to have the immediate dentures ready for fitting.

Cu-Sil dentures

Having even a single healthy, natural tooth aids the stability of the denture to a significant degree. The Cu-Sil denture has holes in it which are surrounded by a gasket of stable silicone rubber which adheres to the natural teeth thereby allowing the rest of the denture to rest on the gums. This provides good stability by improving suction in addition to the mechanical stability offered by the immobility of the natural teeth.  CuSil dentures thus help stabilise loose teeth and extend the life of the teeth.

Implant retained dentures

Dental implants involve having a titanium ‘screw’ fitted into a hole drilled into the underlying bone, to secure the position of the tooth. The procedure can be quite expensive (about 1000 Pounds or more), but retention is much enhanced.  The insertion of implants into the bone below the dentures can help to mitigate the problem of wearing of the bone. The implants are placed in a way that they take the pressure applied when the denture is used for chewing, and thus keep the bone from eroding. Over a period of time, the titanium gets integrated into the bone, and the implant is then exposed, at which point a post which thrusts through the gums into the mouth is attached to the implant. 

Plastic or porcelain dentures

Denture teeth can be made of plastic as well as of porcelain, and the latter are a better match with natural teeth. Also, porcelain teeth last much longer than do the plastic counterparts. However, dentists tend to advise patients to go for plastic teeth, and have some very valid reasons for doing so: 

Although porcelain teeth are relatively much hardier, they are set on a plastic base which suffers wear and tear. Also, given the mechanical means that are used in fixing the tooth to the base, called the ‘diatoric’ method, the porcelain teeth will begin to fall off the base over a period of time. Another argument against using porcelain dentures, especially if some of the natural teeth are being retained, is that the porcelain dentures will begin to wear down the natural teeth to a considerable extent, leaving them misshapen and weak over the years.

Common problems associated with complete dentures

The human body is well accustomed to consider anything that is placed in the mouth, as foodstuff. Accordingly, when a new set of braces or dentures are inserted in the mouth, the brain recognises this as food, and signals for increased salivary secretions. It takes some time for the body to get adjusted to this. New dentures are also apt to rub or scrape against the delicate epithelium lining the mouth cavity, giving rise to mouth sores in the process. This can be corrected by the dentist in a few weeks, by making the necessary adjustments. Some patients may also experience gagging on dentures, which may be either to an ill-fitting appliance or stem from psychological reasons.

Important factors to consider

Three important factors have a bearing on the denture wearing experience: support, stability and retention.

Support: It is the underlying tissues and gums, collectively termed the oral mucosa, that support the dentures by preventing them from moving vertically and deeper into the respective arches. In the case of the upper teeth, the gums and the buccal shelf play a major role here, while the palate helps support the denture of the lower jaw. Typically, dentures having larger flanges offer better support, so the denture supplier must use the border molding process to make sure that the denture flanges are extended to the right degree.

Stability: This has to do with keeping the denture base from moving in the horizontal plane, either sideways or forwards and backwards. The more the denture base stays in continuous contact with the edentulous ridge; the better will be the stability. A higher and broader ridge, will also afford better stability.

Retention: This relates to prevention of the denture movements in a direction opposite to that of insertion. The inner surface of the denture base must match exactly well with the surface of the underlying mucosa, in order to achieve the best possible retention.

Replacing a set of dentures

Dentures are not expected to last a lifetime, and they have to be replaced when the time is ripe. The bone that supports the dentures is gradually eroded over a period of time, causing the denture of the upper jaw to rise higher and higher under the upper lip, with corresponding downward movements of the lower set. While this is happening, the distance between the nose and the tip of the chin gets reduced, and changes in the shape of the face set in, which may become irreversible. With such changes in muscle length and bulk, it would become virtually impossible for the dentist to make a new set of dentures that are satisfactory to the patient if the old dentures are used beyond a reasonable length of time. It is therefore recommended to have a new set of dentures made once every 5 to 7 years.

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4.6 / 5  Outstanding
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Gate Clinic

(091) 423 529 Dock Road, Galway, 40213
Rating from 12 Reviews Made me feel nice and relaxedHoward, Galway, 14 Nov 13

2 extractions surgical You really have the feeling that they care. Dr. Browne made me feel nice and relaxed. I have a terrible fear of going to the dentist and it was quite a tricky extraction but but I must say after this experience I would gladly go back and highly recommend this practice for anyone like me who has a fear of dental visits.

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Dentures are a solution of last resort. Many people assume that they will require dentures as they age, but losing teeth is not a normal part of the aging process. If you care for your teeth well and guard against periodontal disease you should be able to keep your teeth for a lifetime. Saving even a few natural teeth is better than losing them all. Natural teeth or even portions of natural teeth (roots) can help you retain bone in your jaw and can act as stable supports for bridges, overdentures or removable partial dentures. Your dentist will try to save as many as possible of your natural teeth. If thats not possible, you may have to consider a complete denture or an implant-supported denture. The good news is that dentures arent what they used to be. With newer materials and improved technology, dentists can fashion dentures that fit comfortably, appear natural and help you stay healthier. Denture problems, such as clicking, slipping, gum irritation, staining and odor are signs your dentures arent fitting properly and may need to be adjusted, relined or remade. Although dentures may look like your natural teeth, they cannot work like them. Like artificial limbs, dentures cannot truly replace their natural counterparts. You will have to learn how to use your dentures, which can take several months. Simple actions like speaking and eating may feel different, and you may have to learn to make adjustment
Flexible Partial Dentures  
Removable partial dentures are composed of a metal framework with plastic teeth and gum areas. The framework includes metal clasps or other attachments, which hold the dentures in place. However, partial dentures are removed easily for cleaning. Fixed partial dentures, which most people call bridges, are cemented in place and better simulate natural teeth.
Full Dentures €2000  -  €2500
We offer two dentures from the best technicians we can find. Using either heat cured or injection moulding for high precision and stronger dentures
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4.9 / 5  Outstanding
from 1,931 users
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Clear Braces/ Dental Options - Clane

(045) 810 077 College road, Clane
Rating from 11 Reviews I was treated as I was equally important throughout my treatmentJane, Ireland, 06 Nov 13

I was really happy with the care I got at this clinic. I was treated as I was equally important throughout my treatment as the celebrities that use the clinic! Thank you.

Dentures €700  -  €1800
Acrylic Dentures €700  -  €900
Chrome Dentures €1500  -  €1800
4.7 / 5  Outstanding
from 499 users
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O'Connor Moore Dental Practice

076 680 1055 Wine Street, Sligo
Rating from 23 Reviews Put me at ease as soon as I walked into the roomNaomi, Enniscrone, 13 Apr 16

Had treatment with Patrick O'Connor and Caroline. Put me at ease as soon I walked into the room. Very good at explaining everything and even go as far as walking you to the door after a procedure. Very professional Staff. As soon as I walked into the clinic for my 1st ever appointment was met by Tanya. A lovely friendly personality that straight way put me at ease and always rings few times in advance let me know bout my next appointment. I could not praise this dentist practice enough. Patrick O'Connor and all the team are absolute brilliant at their work.

Partial Dentures Acrylic From €395
Full Dentures From €495
Chrome Dentures From €800
4.3 / 5  Excellent
from 3,400 users
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Dr. Liam Ó Droma, B.D.S., N.U.I. - Dublin

2 Radharc an Oileáin, Harbour Road, Howth
Rating from 18 Reviews Always felt like I was making progressJohn, Dublin, 25 Sep 15

I had a narrow palate with a cross-bite and Liam first widened the palate with an expander and then the teeth were aligned with clear retainers. It was done over the course of a year and I always felt like I was making progress. Liam is very knowledgeable and you feel like you're in good hands. The treatment was first class and the plan was explained clearly as were any questions I had along the way. I also felt comfortable asking any questions that I had in relation to the treatment. All of the staff are also very friendly and helpful.

Dentures From €470
Flexible Partial Dentures  
Full Dentures  
5 more treatments
4.1 / 5  Excellent
from 60 users
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Aoife Kerr

(049) 389 3008 51 Market Street, Cootehill, Cavan
Rating from 2 Reviews Highly recommendEibhlin, Northern Ireland, 08 Jul 14

Check up, xray & orthodontic molds Aoife is a fantastic dentist. She is friendly, polite, understanding, empathetic & very professional. I would highly recommend her especially if you are nervous or hesitant about visiting the dentist. She explains treatment plans very well and always ensures you are comfortable and ready for any treatment you have to undergo. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

I am very happy with my visit.Plamen, Ireland, 20 Feb 17

I had an excellent treatment. Very high level. I m very happy. Thank you so much. I m very happy with my visit. Receptionist were so kind, doctors were fantastic. Felt amazing.

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Chris Williamson

(049) 389 3011 51 Market Street, Cootehill, Cavan

Mark Kelly

076 888 6155 51 Market Street, Cootehill, Cavan

Chris Bell

(049) 389 3010 51 Market Street, Cootehill, Cavan

Jonathan Deane

076 888 6388 51 Market Street, Cootehill, Cavan
4.8 / 5  Outstanding
from 62 users
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Williams Denture Clinic

(01) 901 0176 ext: 37976 1D Friary Business Park, Friary Road, Naas, W91 PR53
Rating from 3 Reviews Chose denture treatment after prompt response from WhatClinic.comNoel, Naas, 24 Aug 15

I needed a replacement denture for 6 front lower. I found williams denture clinic very professional, easily accessible and very good value for money. Appointments are flexible and there's a late option. I chose the clinic on a prompt quote response from this site (whatClinic) and was surprised to see the quote lower than expected. I was offered plenty of options after the initial consult. All visits were included in the quote and final bill. No surprises.

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Dentures €300  -  €900
Full Dentures €900  -  €950
7 more treatments
5.0 / 5  Outstanding
from 98 users
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Harbourside Dental Practice

(01) 901 0176 ext: 65883 Unit 101, Merchants Quay Business Quarter, Frances Street, Kilrush
Rating from 11 Reviews Great and painless dental treatmentEmily, Ireland, 10 Nov 15

My two front teeth have slowly moved (one ascended) so that one appears slightly longer than the other; odd front teeth. I went to harbourside dental & the brilliant Dr Niall Mc Carthy gave me various detailed options on how to get my 2 front teeth looking symmetrical again. The option I went with was a white filling to extend one of the teeth, so they were back looking the same! Dr Niall Mc Carthy did an amazing job & I was very impressed. I found the clinic to be great! friendly Drs, nurses, receptionist & good pricing for a good quality treatment. Also great clinic website which is what attracted me to the clinic! I saw Dr Niall Mc Carthy who was most helpful with information/advice on dental concerns & carried out a great & painless dental treatment!

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Full Dentures From €600
Dentures Full Upper and Lower
2 more treatments
4.6 / 5  Outstanding
from 94 users
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Field Dental Blackrock Denture Clinic

(01) 901 0176 ext: 84280 56A Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin
Rating from 3 Reviews I certainly will return and would recommend him to my friendsJames, Ireland, 19 Sep 16

I rang up Brian on Wed morning and he had the repair completed by one o clock. He did an excellent repair to my denture at a very reasonable cost. I certainly will return and would recommend him to my friends. Thanks again Brian. Regards James Pleasant and professional.

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Dentures €250  -  €900
1 Tooth Denture From €300
4 more treatments
4.9 / 5  Outstanding
from 429 users
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Blackglen Dental

(01) 901 0176 ext: 23174 Unit 5/6 Blackglen Village Centre, Sandyford, Dublin 18
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Dentures €350  -  €1000
Full Dentures €450  -  €900
Upper or Lower Denture - 450 Both Upper and Lower Denture - 900
4 more treatments
4.9 / 5  Outstanding
from 216 users
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South Dublin Dental

(01) 901 0176 ext: 69619 2 Brighton Rd, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Rating from 13 Reviews Excellent customer careBernie, Ireland, 28 Jan 15

Yes, very pleased. Excellent customer care.

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Dentures €400  -  €500
Full Dentures €500  -  €950
Full dentures €450 per arch (€850 both arches)
4 more treatments
4.4 / 5  Excellent
from 458 users
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Dr. Kamilla Trofimiuk

(01) 901 0176 ext: 63331 40 Parnell Street, Limerick
Rating from 10 Reviews I will certainly be recommending this clinic to allAnonymous, Bunratty, 08 May 16

I first attended Dr. Kamilla Trofimiuk in April 2013 and I found her to be a wonderful lady - very personable and yet professional. She offers patients her expert advice without applying any pressure whatsoever. I had nine porcelain crowns fitted and am absolutely delighted with the result. I couldn't praise Dr. Kamilla enough and it's the first time I have had complete faith in my dentist. I will certainly be recommending this clinic to all. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Charging for work not for talkAlesja, Ireland, 29 Sep 15

Very professional, qualified, good doctor. Even speaking my language. Kind and nice person. Interesting in conversation. Started treatment at the arranged time. Easy going treatment without any pressure. Very satisfied. Found this clinic through internet. Was looking for some one professional experienced who is working with most teeth treatments for normal prices. Charging for work not for talk. Clinic was easy to find. It's nice clean and comfortable.

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Dentures €250  -  €800
4.7 / 5  Outstanding
from 302 users
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Dr Marcas Mac Domhnaill

(01) 901 0176 ext: 33007 11 Denny Street, Tralee
Rating from 8 Reviews I was told how to protect my teeth and made welcomeAnita, UK, 17 Feb 16

I had a scale and polish completed with a review of the quality of my teeth. I was given hygiene education to personally look after my teeth tailored to my needs. I was also given written information for my dentist to have my teeth reviewed when I returned from my trip to Kerry. I felt the price was very good and Dr Mac Domhnail was very thorough. I was told how to protect my teeth and made welcome to return when I needed too. I was made to feel very welcome. And I booked my appointment whilst in the UK using email. I was replied to very quickly and professionaly. The clinic is very clean. Staff are very friendly and lovely atmosphere. Great location and plenty parking. Would recommend and I did to my family in Kerry .

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Full Upper and Lower Acrylic Dentures From €850
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