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What are dentures?

A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as ‘false’ teeth, a denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. A partial denture replaces some missing teeth while a full denture replaces all missing teeth. Dentures can help return structure to your face, particularly in the cheeks and lips, resulting in a dramatically healthier and more youthful look.

I’m having all of my teeth removed, can my denture be fitted straight away?

If all your teeth are being removed, it is normally possible to fit your denture straight away however it is more likely to need adjustments when the gums settle down after the removal of your teeth.

How long does it take to make dentures?

Depending on the complexity of each case, the duration of the treatment will vary. After the initial examination and diagnosis, there are 4-5 subsequent visits that include impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the dentures and fit of the dentures.

What to expect when dentures are first fitted?

New dentures always feel strange when first placed in the mouth. Several days or weeks may be necessary to get accustomed to them.

It can take some time to get used to your new dentures, particularly if they are a full set.

You may find it strange to eat at first. If so, start with softer foods and introduce new items gradually. You may also notice an increase in salivary flow which should improve after the first couple of weeks.

Speech can be slightly affected at first, until you get used to your new dentures. If this is the case, try reading aloud to yourself and practice more difficult words when you are alone!

Occasionally, your dentures may cause sore spots because they are exerting pressure on certain parts of your gum. If this happens, we may need to adjust the denture surface.

Looking after your dentures

Denture are generally strong and hard wearing and should last many years.

It is important to visit us for regular examinations so that we can assess your gums as well as your denture for wear and tear.

Dentures should always be removed at night (unless otherwise directed) to give your gums a rest.

Always clean your dentures with a toothbrush or a special denture brush without toothpaste.

Store them in water or denture fluid. Never let them dry out or they may go hard and lose their shape. You should aim to clean your dentures after every meal if possible.

Remember to rinse them thoroughly before you put them back in.

Remember to also brush your gums, tongue and any remaining teeth when you remove your dentures at night to ensure they stay healthy too.

Are you having problems with your dentures?

It is important to deal with your dentures and deal with any problems early to avoid potential sores and infection. If you notice any of the following, please return for a checkup immediately:

  • If your dentures click when you talk or eat.
  • They don’t feel like they fit properly or start to feel uncomfortable.
  • They start to look worn.
  • Bleeding or bad breath.
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(4.7 of 5) - 91 Reviews
March 11, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very good experience
March 11, 2020
5/ 5stars
March 9, 2020
JP
5/ 5stars
Great service, walked in as an emergency and they did all they could to fit me in.As a coward naturally, I felt at ease all the way through the proceedure.First rate sevice.
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March 5, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very good experience today with MInaj, thank you.
March 5, 2020
5/ 5stars
Great service
March 5, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very welcoming staff considering I am a new paitent. The reception staff AND the actual dentist made sure I knew everything that was going on and was lovely. Thank you Panshanger Staff!
March 5, 2020
5/ 5stars
The best dentist ive been to very kind and put me at ease
March 4, 2020
5/ 5stars
The dentist and his assistant were very gentle with my teeth. Much appreciated
March 4, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very plesant expieriance. Staff are all very nice.
March 4, 2020
5/ 5stars
A good expereince. The dentist was very gentle and understood my uncertainsies. Nothing needed doing so I was pleased
March 2, 2020
5/ 5stars
March 2, 2020
5/ 5stars
March 2, 2020
4/ 5stars
The staff are friendly, the place is clean and it was a easy quick appointment no real complaints
February 27, 2020
5/ 5stars
Excellent service. Very professional and yet friendly.
February 19, 2020
5/ 5stars
February 19, 2020
4/ 5stars
Efficient and friendly with attention to getting a good outcome.
February 19, 2020
5/ 5stars
Taken in early, everything explained and wisdom tooth removed quickly. Follow up explained clearly. Thank you.
February 19, 2020
5/ 5stars
Professional and polite staff
February 19, 2020
5/ 5stars
February 19, 2020
os
5/ 5stars
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February 14, 2020
5/ 5stars
Keep up the great service
February 14, 2020
5/ 5stars
February 13, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very friendly and extremely professional. Excellent new facilities.
February 13, 2020
AB
5/ 5stars
Very friendly and extremely professional. Excellent new facilities.
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February 12, 2020
5/ 5stars
No problems, great sevice and great care to details
February 12, 2020
5/ 5stars
February 12, 2020
5/ 5stars
February 12, 2020
DL
5/ 5stars
Panshanger Dentist Naman Shah is excellent dentist and the staff are so caring i actually look forward to going now many thanks David.
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Responded on February 22, 2019
Dear Mr Lee, Thank you very much for your heartwarming recommendation. Best wishes from practice Team
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 11, 2020
5/ 5stars
February 11, 2020
5/ 5stars
Staff very good. Everything explained clearly.
February 8, 2020
4/ 5stars
February 7, 2020
5/ 5stars
February 6, 2020
5/ 5stars
As ever excellent care from Naman highly recommended
February 6, 2020
5/ 5stars
Always helpful and friendly service.
February 6, 2020
5/ 5stars
Great dentist Naman and his nurse Melissa. Very welcomy reception stuff Helen and Debbie.
February 5, 2020
4/ 5stars
Dentist and reception staff very friendly and the dentistry is imacculately clean.
February 5, 2020
5/ 5stars
Excellent service. Rustom is a perfectionist. Very pleased with the work completed
February 5, 2020
5/ 5stars
Brilliant service, they all make you feel at ease.
February 5, 2020
MW
5/ 5stars
Excellent service. Rustom is a perfectionist. Very pleased with the work completed
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Responded on February 8, 2020
Thank you, Mr. Winter, Always a pleasure to see you.Kind Regards,Rustom Moopen
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 5, 2020
LR
5/ 5stars
Great with children and nervous adults. We have seen various dentists here over the years and all have been excellent.
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Responded on February 8, 2020
Thank you for your kind words!The team at Panshanger Dental Practice.
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 4, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very nervous to start with but Dr Pashourtides was fantastic and has restored my confidence in visiting my dentist as well as giving me a smile I am proud to show. Can't recommend him or the staff highly enough. Thank you!
February 4, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very happy with the service we received
February 4, 2020
5/ 5stars
Good surgery. Easy to get and rearrange appointments and friendly staff.
February 4, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very friendly staff. Treatment is always very well explained.
February 4, 2020
KC
5/ 5stars
Friendly and welcoming staff all round. Had a check up and clean with Dr Moopen who was great!
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Responded on February 8, 2020
Thanks for the kind words, Kishan.Kind Regards,Rustom Moopen
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 4, 2020
AS
5/ 5stars
I was extremely nervous to start with, but Dr Vangelis Pashourtides is fantastic and has restored my confidence in visiting my dentist, as well as giving me a smile I am proud to show. I can't recommend him or the staff highly enough. Thank you!
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Responded on February 8, 2020
Thank you for your kind words, Mrs. Sarchet. Regards,The team at Panshanger Dental Practice.
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 3, 2020
5/ 5stars
Friendly staff, always explain everything first and do their best to keep you relaxed!
February 3, 2020
KT
5/ 5stars
Reception staff are very helpful, dentist was very good and thorough, happily pain free for 10 years of seeing these guys.
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Responded on February 8, 2020
Thank you for your comments, Mr. Tubb. Glad to have you as a regular patient.Regards,The team at Panshanger Dental Practice.
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 3, 2020
DJ
5/ 5stars
I had no problems. All staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
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Responded on February 8, 2020
Thank you for the kind words, Mr. Jones. Kind Regards,The team at Panshanger Dental Practice.
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 3, 2020
DH
5/ 5stars
Friendly staff, always explain everything first and do their best to keep you relaxed!
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Responded on February 8, 2020
Thank you, Mrs. Howard. We're pleased that you're happy with our service.Kind Regards,The team at Panshanger Dental Practice
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
January 31, 2020
5/ 5stars
Always very efficient and mr shah is very pleasant man
January 30, 2020
5/ 5stars
So happy with the outcome of the Dentists filling the gap between my front teeth. Wish I had done this years ago. Felt confident and reasured with the planning, treatment and outcome Thank you?
January 30, 2020
4/ 5stars
Excellent treatment.
January 29, 2020
4/ 5stars
Please with overall service and outcome.
January 29, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very helpful and very nice.
January 29, 2020
5/ 5stars
He so nice?
January 28, 2020
5/ 5stars
January 28, 2020
5/ 5stars
Always well looked after. Very pleasent inviroment.
January 27, 2020
5/ 5stars
Great service, walked in as an emergency and they did all they could to fit me in. As a coward naturally, I felt at ease all the way through the proceedure. First rate sevice.
January 27, 2020
5/ 5stars
January 27, 2020
5/ 5stars
January 27, 2020
NB
5/ 5stars
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January 24, 2020
5/ 5stars
I feel very comfortable and confident with the dentist. The first to comment in my broken bridge with reasonable options.
January 24, 2020
5/ 5stars
January 24, 2020
5/ 5stars
Very friendly and professional.
January 24, 2020
4/ 5stars
January 24, 2020
5/ 5stars
January 24, 2020
4/ 5stars
January 24, 2020
5/ 5stars
Always friendly, makes the experience pleasent.
January 24, 2020
5/ 5stars
Great
January 24, 2020
AE
5/ 5stars
Staff always friendly, useful reminders sent before appointments. Good with children.
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Responded on January 26, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forwards to seeing you again.Kind regards, The team at Panshanger
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
January 23, 2020
5/ 5stars
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January 22, 2020
5/ 5stars
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5/ 5stars
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January 22, 2020
SA
5/ 5stars
Excellent service, very professional and caring. Friendly staff from reception to the dentist. Would highly recommend.
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Responded on January 26, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments. Kind Regards,Rustom Moopen
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
January 15, 2020
Dy
5/ 5stars
was happy my result and got my self confidence back again.
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Responded on January 16, 2020
Thanks David, It was a pleasure to treat you!Regards,Rustom
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
December 22, 2019
VT
5/ 5stars
I've put them to the test with my high aesthetic expectations, and they've exceeded them all! And all this high quality service has come at affordable costs.They've got the knowledge, they've got the expertise and the practice is as equipped as a spaceship :-D, and they know how to do the job right.On A41 on the way there, there's often a speed camera van up the hills, so I fear going to the dentist ;-), but their positivity and cheerful mindset are really catchy! :-)6 stars, guys!
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Responded on December 22, 2019
Thanks, Vladimir. It was hard work but we got it done.Really appreciate the review. We'll see you in the new year.Regards,Rustom
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 22, 2019
RC
5/ 5stars
Just a massive thank you to Dr Rustom Moopen, I came and saw him requiring treatment to straighten my teeth. From the initial consultation he gave me the confidence to go ahead with the treatment immediately, being very personable and knowledgeable. Throughout the process he went out of his way to keep my mind at peace. Due to the severity of misalignment, he decided to have me on braces for a year. After the processmy teeth are now exactly how I envisioned them. So thanks again
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Responded on December 22, 2019
Thanks Rishi,Appreciate the review. See you soon!Regards,Rustom
Panshanger Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
January 22, 2019
DG
2/ 5stars
Sadly after 8 years of treatment my son has been kicked out mid-treatment!!! due to me accidentally missing an appointment. Apparently missed one before, and one four years ago, yet that was changed due to my sons sickness. Can’t believe it. Oh and will see him only if he PAYS privately, needs reporting.
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January 22, 2018
JM
5/ 5stars
I have been using this surgery for around 30 years and Miss English has always provided the highest level of treatment and care. If I have a problem I can usually get an appointment straightaway.
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January 22, 2018
ms
1/ 5stars
Not taking on NHS patients only private
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January 22, 2018
TH
1/ 5stars
No help at all, I missed one appointment due to being rushed to hospital, my partner called up and explained and they was rude and took me straight of the nhs books. Disgusting!
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January 22, 2017
pl
5/ 5stars
Very helpful and kind as I am a very nervous patient
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January 22, 2017
B
5/ 5stars
Excellent practice - fantastic dentists and lovely recept staff. My children and I have been going here for about 12 years...I would highly recommend!
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January 22, 2017
mr
5/ 5stars
Very friendly and kind and gentle explains everythink before treatment and reassures you and makes you at ease
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January 22, 2017
AB
5/ 5stars
Seen on time again. Quick and efficient examination. If you are prepared to put in the work to maintain your teeth, it pays dividends every six months with the minimum of fuss (and cost!!).
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January 22, 2017
SW
4/ 5stars
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January 22, 2017
KH
5/ 5stars
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January 22, 2017
DJ
5/ 5stars
Always professional and accommodating. Lovely practice been registered there for years.
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January 22, 2016
rd
5/ 5stars
I have found a dental practice that treats me as an individual where the staff are helpful and cheerful. My dentist keeps me well informed after each routine check and tells me what he proposes to do at my next visit he also LISTENS to my concerns and answers my questions frankly which I find reassuring....even if it is that i need an extraction.There is always a reason given for this last resort .I guess dental appiontments aren't everyone's favorite, but I have found a practice that excels in patient care from making appointments to finished treatment.
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January 22, 2014
HK
2/ 5stars
Not recommeding. Lady left me in agony keep saying that it's just gums are too sensitive. The same night had to go to hospital for strong painkillers. Next day ended up at other dentist practice with a canal root treatment. Cost me fortune. Completely unprofessional service.
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