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How dentures work for you

As you can imagine, dentures are not a ‘one size fits all’ treatment.

At DJ Maguire Dental Group we take the time to carefully assess your current oral health, including the health of your mouth and jaw, as well as the number of missing teeth and the complexity of the fitting to make sure your dentures fit properly and look amazing.

To do this, we take an impression and make very precise measurements which will then be used to create your custom built dentures.

Dentures Make a Real Difference


If you’ve lost any of your natural teeth to decay, injury or gum disease, dentures can be a simple and effective way of replacing them and restoring your smile to a more natural, and beautiful, appearance.

Not only can dentures make it easier to speak and eat, they play an important role in supporting your facial muscles, reducing any sagging, and giving you a younger appearance. They also prevent your remaining teeth from moving into any gaps and creating bite problems.

Modern dentures contain a wide range of shades and translucencies which can be custom made to look more like natural teeth- which is perfect not only for a full denture but for partials as well.

Full and partial dentures


Full dentures are made of an acrylic base (or ‘plate’) and a set of natural-looking acrylic teeth which are designed to fit snugly over your gums.

A partial denture, on the other hand, is usually attached to the teeth on either side of a gap where only one or a few teeth are missing.



Is it hard to eat with dentures?

Most people will have a short adjustment period when they first begin wearing their new dentures but you’ll be eating normally quite quickly. You will, however, need to take care at first, especially when eating sticky or hard food. By placing a small amount of adhesive on your denture you can help hold them in place whilst getting used to them.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

We advise our patients to NOT sleep with your dentures in place or even 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 strongly recommend you take your dentures out before bed, clean them properly and store them safely overnight.

Are dentures comfortable?

We take particular care to make your dentures fit as comfortably as possible. However, if we need to perform new extractions before your fitting, that area may be tender for a while- sometimes as long as a few weeks. But as your mouth heals and gets used to your new dentures they should begin to feel more secure and natural.

We will also give you an easy to follow routine to help keep your mouth healthy. This will include gently brushing your gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled toothbrush to stimulate circulation in your mouth tissue and prevent plaque build up before you put your dentures in for the day.