Larne Dental Centre

Giving you a little more comfort


Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we lose our teeth through aggressive gum disease, injury or other unforeseen reasons. And it can be devastating, not only to people’s looks and confidence but to their overall health.

Dentures can replace these lost teeth and improve the quality of life for our patients by making it easier to eat and will support sagging facial muscles for a younger appearance.

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Full and partial dentures

A set of full dentures is made of a removable acrylic base (the plate) and a set of natural-looking acrylic teeth which fit over the gums, whilst a partial denture is attached to the teeth on either side of a gap where only one or a few teeth are missing.

To make sure your denture fits correctly and as comfortably as possible, your Larne Dental Centre dentist will take an impression and make precise measurements before creating your custom-built dentures.

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Can I eat normally with dentures?

Yes, but there is usually a short period of adjustment for most people and you will have to be careful with sticky or hard foods. It’s a good idea to use a small amount of denture adhesive to stabilise your new dentures until you get used to them. But overall, you shouldn’t have much bother at all.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

We strongly suggest that you should NOT sleep with your dentures in place nor should you ever wear them for 24 hours straight without performing proper oral hygiene. Your gums and bones will need a chance every day to ‘breathe’ and relax, so we recommend you take them out when you’re getting ready for bed, clean them properly and store them safely overnight.

Will they be comfortable?

Areas, where we may have performed new extractions before fitting your new dentures, may be tender or uncomfortable for a while, sometimes as long as a few weeks. However, as your mouth gets used to your dentures they should start to feel more natural and secure.

We will teach you an easy to follow daily routine which includes gently brushing your gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled toothbrush to stimulate circulation in your mouth tissue and prevent plaque buildup before you put your dentures in for the day.

Aftercare Advice

Your new dentures will require proper care to keep them looking their best.

Here are a few tips:

Remove and rinse your dentures after eating.

Handle with care. Be sure not to bend or damage when cleaning.

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush on natural teeth and gauze or a soft toothbrush to clean your tongue, cheeks and roof of your mouth (palate) after removing your dentures.

Schedule regular dental checkups.

Brush your dentures every day.

Soak your dentures in water or a mild soaking solution overnight.

Rinse them thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution.

See your dentist if you have any irritation, sores or infections that might be caused by loose-fitting dentures.

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