Changing Lives One Smile at a Time

People lose teeth for all sorts of reasons – including illness, accidents, and insufficient care. The loss of a single tooth can lead to the loss of other teeth and, if left untreated, can lead to permanent changes in facial appearance. Changing Smiles offers a variety of denture options to replace missing teeth and also stop the detrimental side effects that are signs of tooth loss.

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Our Revolutionary Cosmetic Dentures

When you lose all of your natural teeth, your jawbone shrinks away to a lower level. Especially in the lower half of your face. That, combined with the shrinkage of your gums and incorrectly designed dentures. And that do not support the cheeks and lips. Means the proportions of your face will shift and reduce in volume.

The face looks older from the consequences of sunken-in features and sagging facial muscles, which broadens the face towards the bottom. Our Cosmetic Denture has the dual effect of restoring your smile while giving you a youthful and rejuvenating lift.

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Our Prestigious Denture Services

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Partial Dentures

Why should your missing teeth be replaced? Even one missing tooth can negatively impact your remaining teeth and oral health. When a tooth is missing, the healthy adjacent teeth tend to tilt, rotate and shift. Affecting how your upper and lower teeth meet. This can cause problems when chewing impacts surrounding muscles and your jaw joints.
A Changing Smiles partial denture will be a great solution to replace teeth by:

Immediate Dentures

Smile and Teeth in one day
You shouldn’t have to wait several weeks for your mouth to heal after your tooth extractions – or feel self-conscious for an additional month while your dentures are being made. When our Dentist colleague removes your unhealthy teeth, we will fit your immediate dentures to give you the confidence you deserve, straight away.

We will have a full or partial denture ready for you to wear immediately following your treatment to have your natural teeth extracted. In the time leading up to your appointment, we work closely with our dentists to make sure that your immediate denture can be inserted right after all your unhealthy teeth are extracted.

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Giving you time to heal
After approximately three to six months, your tissue and gums will heal. Because your gums will change shape, you will need either a denture reline or a new denture. Depending on your individual needs, we may advise that your immediate denture is a temporary solution, and create a new denture once all healing has taken place.

We understand with our experience, that losing even just one tooth can be very upsetting. A good portion of our patients have experienced a big impact on their self confidence when living with one or multiple missing teeth. Our immediate dentures at Changing Smiles can completely transform how you feel about yourself and how you interact with those around you. Our goal is for you to enjoy new confidence so that you can make the most of every day with the people you choose to surround yourself with.

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Denture Relines

The shape of your bone structure in your mouth and your gums will change naturally with time. This can mean that over a period of time, your dentures won’t fit you the way they should. This can cause looseness of the denture, sudden sore spots, and tenderness of gums. By adapting your dentures to fit with the unique and changing characteristics of your mouth, we will ensure that your dentures continue to offer you the best fit, feel, and function.

Changing Smiles Hard Reline

Using a hard denture reline will help improve the fit and also the stability you’ll feel with your dentures. Please note that while your new base is being repositioned, you will have to go without your denture. However, we do have a same day service for patients seeking relines.

Changing Smiles Soft Reline

If you suffer from tender gums and sore spots, a denture relining can help your dentures be kinder to your mouth. That is often the case for people who have a very flat lower ridge, which means that the retention of the lower denture is very poor. By adapting your denture with a material that remains soft and pliable (denture cushion), we can make your dentures much more comfortable to wear.

Please note that you will be without your denture whilst the new base is positioned. Every year or two, the soft material will need to be replaced.

Changing Smiles Soft Reline

A temporary/therapeutic denture reline is suitable for people who are awaiting a hard reline or new dentures but their gums need time to settle and heal. This is especially the case for patients who have been wearing dentures that are very old and ill-fitting because this can damage the gums causing them to be sore, swollen, and misshapen. The good news is, we can carry out a temporary denture reline directly in our office, so you won’t need to be without your dentures.

Denture Repairs

We can repair dentures on the same day and if possible within an hour. We can repair fractured dentures, chipped teeth and replace missing teeth so they look like new. If your dentures break whilst you are wearing them, or have broken on multiple occasions there may be something wrong with the way they fit. Scheduling a free consultation would be advisable in establishing the cause of your denture breaking. You shouldn’t repair your dentures yourself with superglue. This may offer a temporary fix but it rarely lasts that long and can make it impossible to repair your denture correctly and cause permanent and costly damage.

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