PROSTHETICS & REPAIRS
We are proud to have an excellent prosthetics team with many years experience.
We can offer you high-quality acrylic, chrome and Valplast® dentures.
Our private and independent dentures are made to include Vivodent teeth.
We have selected the PE range to use as standard.
We also have Vivadent Phonares as our premium teeth range, Which come in VITA shades and are available on request.
Please request a mould chart and shade guide for the Vivodent PE teeth if you require one.
Full Upper and lower
We offer NHS full and partial dentures with standard low-cost material.
Our private range of full and partial dentures come with premium high impact acrylic and teeth.
We can supply any specified design with all private dentures. These come in a range of gum colours.
To add retention to the patient's denture we have a wide variety of clasp material options.
These include bio-compatible stainless steel clasp, gold, tooth colour and Valplast®– clear, gum colour/ethnic.
Retention wire and gauze will be added to the denture if requested. Repairs are normally completed and returned to you within two working days.
Impressions are required with all clasp repairs.
Palatal and lingual fracture of a chrome-cobalt denture cannot be repaired.
If a patient has glued the denture themselves we will need an impression to ensure that the fit of the denture hasn't been altered.
If a denture has been broken in the same place we cannot ensure that the repair will last. In these cases, we would recommend looking at a new denture.
An accurate impression must be taken for all additions ensuring that the prosthesis does not move in the mouth.
We will also need the opposing arch to ensure correct articulation and to avoid any future fracture.
For NHS additions we use standard low-cost teeth. Private jobs we use premium quality teeth.
We offer a full range of chrome-colbalt services for edentulous patients and patients with partial dentition.
Chrome-colbalt dentures are recommended for patients with heavy bites and frequent fractures of their acrylic.
We will need a clear and accurate first impression, followed by a second impression taken with a special tray.
All chrome designs need to be agreed by dentist and patient before we proceeding to the manufacturing stage.
If the bite cannot be found on the impressions that you have provided we will send you a bite block to do so with.
All immediate dentures should go through the bite block stage to ensure correct articulation, correct fit and also for the satisfaction of the patient.
Special trays are recommended for a more accurate impression and also making more accurate appliance.
When considering relines for edentulous patients and patients with partial dentition, silicone impressions would be appreciated.
Alginate is preferred when taking an impression for a denture that has spaced teeth.
When taking an 'in situ' impression, please ensure that the appliance is in the correct position.