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How to Use Denture Fixative

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

3177562_blogPeople who have suffered gum disease, gingivitis or periodontal disease may be given dental treatment to prevent further infection, such as root canal treatment and replacement teeth, including dentures, dental implants or crowns.

Wearing dentures, whether part or full, as teeth replacements that slot onto your remaining teeth to support your teeth structure can sometimes bring certain challenges, particularly if the dentures slip.

Why use denture fixative?

Denture fixative can be used to secure the dentures to your own teeth, and for:

  • Giving you a sense of greater confidence when wearing dentures – not fearing that the denture may fall out or wobble when you speak
  • Reducing denture movement when you eat or talk
  • Preventing gum irritation and pressure if dentures do slip, particularly during physical games or sports
  • Filling gaps where food may lodge and cause a build-up of dental plaque

How is denture fixative used?

There are a range of denture fixatives available, from strips to powders and creams. You can use the following steps to apply denture fixative to secure your dentures and prevent them from moving around in your mouth:

  1. Clean your own teeth and dentures using brushing with toothpaste and denture cleaning solution.
  1. Then make sure you have dried your dentures.
  1. Now apply small amounts of the denture fixative where it is needed – do not let it ooze out!
  1. Rinse your mouth and insert your dentures, holding them down to adhere to the dental fixative.
  1. Keep holding and allow the dentures to seal to the fixative for about 7 to 10 seconds.
  1. Try not to eat or drink for about 20 minutes afterwards.
  1. You can remove excess fixative by brushing it and your dentures with warm water.

What if denture fixative still doesn’t work?

If you’re still having challenges with movement of your dentures, even when you use dental fixative, speak with your dentist about solutions such as dental implants. With dental implants, titanium “roots” permanently hold replacement teeth like crowns, bridges and dentures in place, so that you don’t have to worry about clumsy restorations any more!

Solve Tooth Loss with Dentures

Friday, November 6th, 2015

2433646_sDentures from Leeds dentists are practical solution to tooth loss

If you have suffered from an accident that caused you to lose your teeth, or you have been affected by prolonged dental decay that meant your teeth fell out, it is vital that you replace your teeth.  There are a number of reasons for this.  Having a full set of teeth makes eating so much easier because your teeth are ideal implements for chewing food so that it can be digested properly.  Having no teeth can spoil your appearance and lead to a loss of confidence, especially if your cheeks begin to sag, making you look older than you are.

One practical option in this case is to get your dentist to fit a set of dentures. Modern dentures can be extremely realistic looking and hard-wearing.  They can be removed for cleaning and are generally far more comfortable than they used to be.  Dentures are able to be held in place by the natural suction of your gums or by using a fixing agent.

Some people now prefer the more permanent solution of having replacement teeth fixed in place with dental implants.  It is possible that dentures can slip while you are eating, drinking or talking and this can be embarrassing, but techniques are improving all the time.  Innovations like friction-free dentures, for example, are changing the way that people think about dentures.

Looking for a cosmetic dentist? Leeds dentists are here to help

Restore your confidence and your ability to eat food with ease by asking your City Dental Leeds dentist about dentures today.

There Are So Many Ways To Fix Gaps In The Smile

Friday, July 17th, 2015

2433646_sIf you’ve lost a tooth, have a number of missing teeth or are looking for a new solution for gaps in your smile, now is the time to call City Dental Leeds and find out about our fabulous tooth replacement treatments. Whether you have a single missing tooth or a smile full of gaps, we can help. We’ll have you showing off a beautiful smile and feeling confident in no time!

What are my options?

There are various options available for gaps in the smile, including:

  • Dental implants: dental implants are suited to a wide range of patients, as they can be used to replace single and multiple missing teeth. Implants are small titanium devices designed to replace the tooth root. They are secured into sockets in the jaw bone and left to integrate into the tissue before being attached to a new restoration, which replaces the crown. Implants can be joined with crowns, dental bridges or dentures. Implants last for many years and they are the closest match to natural teeth. We also offer All-on-4 implants, which are a same-day treatment used to replace a full arch of missing teeth.
  • Dental bridges: bridges present an affordable, hassle-free and hard-wearing replacement for lost natural teeth. Bridges can be fitted in just two sessions and we are able to use a range of materials, including metals and ceramics. A traditional fixed bridge, the most common type of bridge, is made from a bank of crowns that seamlessly bridges the gap between the natural teeth. Bridges should last around 10-15 years.
  • Dentures: dentures are prosthetic teeth that can be used to replace multiple missing teeth and full arches of lost teeth. Partial dentures are designed to blend in with the natural teeth, while complete dentures replace a whole arch. Modern dentures are light, streamlined and very lifelike and enable you to enjoy a confident, attractive smile, improved facial aesthetics, clear speech and the ability to eat properly. All our dentures are custom-designed using the best quality materials for durability and a perfect fit.

To find out more, why not call and book a consultation?

How to Fix Gaps in the Smile

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

2603730_blogIf you have missing teeth, we have a number of effective solutions on offer. Whether you have a single missing tooth or you’re looking for a natural-looking replacement for a whole arch of lost teeth, we will help to restore your smile and build your confidence.

Our tooth replacement treatments

We always advise patients to consider treatment to fill gaps in the smile and we offer a range of modern treatment options including dental bridges, dentures and dental implants. Bridges and implants are popular solutions for single missing teeth, while dentures and implants are a good option for multiple missing teeth.

Dental bridges

Dental bridges are a simple, effective and affordable solution for missing teeth. They are generally used to replace a single missing tooth and treatment usually involves 2 sessions around 2-3 weeks apart. Bridges are custom-made for each patient and they can be made from metal or ceramic materials. The most common type of dental bridge, a traditional fixed bridge, is made from a false tooth with a crown on each side to support it. The aim of the bridge is to seamlessly replace the missing tooth. Bridges are not permanent, but they should last for 10-15 years.

Dental implants

Dental implants are the newest solution on the market and they represent a viable option for patients of all ages with different dental needs. Implants are designed to replace the tooth root and they are compatible with dentures, bridges and crowns, so they can be used to replace any number of teeth. Implant treatment takes much longer than other treatments, however this system is designed to last a lifetime and it also offers many benefits, so treatment is well worth the wait. Implants are secured into sockets in the jaw bone and once they have integrated into the bone tissue, they are then ready to be connected to the new restoration. With implants, you can enjoy the same degree of stability and functionality as a healthy natural tooth.


Dentures are a very popular choice for patients who have multiple missing teeth or full arches of lost teeth.They are sets of prosthetic teeth held in place by the natural suction of the gums. With dentures, you can eat and speak as you would with natural teeth and you can also enjoy a beautiful smile. Dentures are custom-made for comfort and modern dentures are aesthetically pleasing.

Marvellous Modern Dentures

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

2433646_sThere’s a general assumption that dentures are for older people and they constitute heavy-set, artificial looking teeth. However, the reality is that dentures have come a long way and modern dentures are nothing short of marvellous. Our modern dentures are suitable for patients of all ages with varying dental needs and they really can create beautiful, functional smiles and ensure that you feel confident, whether you’re eating out at a restaurant, presenting in front of an audience or smiling for the camera.

About modern dentures

Modern dentures are sleek, comfortable and extremely natural looking. Our modern dentures are designed to look exactly like healthy natural teeth and they offer style and substance. We use only the finest quality materials and our dentures are custom-designed using the latest imaging technology and the skill and creativity of highly trained and experienced dental technicians.

Once your denture has been made, we recommend regular check-ups so that we can keep an eye on the fit of the denture. Dentures last a long time, but they may need replacing or adjusting, as the shape of the mouth changes on a constant basis and it’s essential to ensure that the denture is a perfect fit. Ill-fitting dentures increase the risk of soreness and irritation and they also don’t always work to their full capacity.

The advantages of dentures

Dentures are a tried and tested, reliable method of replacing lost natural teeth and they offer a versatile solution, catering for patients with a small number of entire arches of missing teeth. Denture treatment is simple and safe, the procedure to fit the denture is non-invasive and we can usually have dentures ready within two to three weeks, so you won’t have to wait around to enjoy the benefits they bring. Modern dentures offer incredible aesthetics and they are also easy to care for and keep clean. The materials we use are durable and strong and we guarantee a stunning aesthetic.

If you’d like to find out more about our dentures, call today.

How to Overcome Tooth Loss with Dental Treatment

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

386703_blogTooth loss can be distressing, no matter what age you are. Thankfully, at City Dental Leeds, we have some amazing tooth replacement treatments on offer.

What are the benefits of replacing missing teeth?

There are lots of benefits of replacing missing teeth. Gaps in the teeth make the smile look unhealthy and unattractive, affecting your confidence and self-esteem. They also increase the risk of oral disease. Missing teeth can also make it more difficult to eat and pronounce certain sounds, so may have a negative impact on speech.

By replacing missing teeth, we can restore the beauty of the smile, enhance your self-esteem and enable you to eat and speak with confidence.

Tooth replacement options

We have a number of options to suit our patients’ varying needs. Whether you have lost a single tooth in an accident or you need to replace a full arch of teeth, we can find the right solution for you. Our treatments include dentures, dental bridges and dental implants.

Dentures: dentures are sets of false teeth, and are ideally suited to those with multiple missing teeth. They are custom-made for a comfortable fit and they are an affordable, simple solution for tooth loss. With modern dentures, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, strong smile.

Dental bridges: bridges are an ideal choice for replacing a single lost tooth. The process usually involves only two sessions and the procedure to fit the bridge is painless and quick. Bridges are custom-made to fit the gap perfectly and they can be made from ceramics to create a very natural look. Bridges last up to 15 years and the most common type is a traditional fixed bridge. This consists of a false tooth attached to a crown on both sides.

Dental implants: implants are the closest prosthesis to a natural tooth and their purpose is to act as a replacement tooth root. They are implanted into the tooth root and they act as an anchor for new crowns, bridges or dentures. With implants, you can enjoy amazing aesthetics, longevity and very high standards of functionality.


The Details About Dentures

Friday, April 24th, 2015

3177025_blogThink you know everything about dentures? Think again! If you thought dentures were bulky, uncomfortable sets of false teeth, you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Our modern, stylish dentures look like glowing healthy natural teeth, so you can feel completely confident when you smile.

The details about dentures

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many decades but today’s dentures are a far cry from the original versions. Light, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, modern dentures provide you with the same benefits as healthy natural teeth. We have partial and complete dentures on offer to cater for all your tooth loss needs and we can also fit implant-retained dentures, which combine aspects of implant and denture treatment.

Every denture is custom-made for the individual patient and our dentists take great care when fitting the denture to achieve the perfect outcome. If the denture is not a perfect fit or it starts to become loose, adjustments can be made. We check dentures every time you have a routine check-up to make sure that they still fit well. Dentures need replacing occasionally because the contours of the mouth change constantly.

How do dentures compare to other treatment options?

Dentures are less expensive than dental implants and more versatile than dental bridges. They can be used to replace full arches, as well as a smaller number of missing teeth. Dentures do not last a lifetime, but they can be modified and replaced easily. The treatment process is very simple and once you get used to cleaning your denture, it will become part of your daily routine.

If you’d like to find out if dentures are the best solution for you, call us now and make an appointment.

Dealing with Dentures in Central Leeds

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Tooth loss at best is a soul destroying and for many people in Central Leeds, the beginning of the end of your lives. But, if you take a step back and try to take a positive angle on dentures (which is where you could be heading with tooth loss), they really aren’t that bad at all. For a start, they are easy to manage, you just pop them in and out whenever you fancy, you have no more inflated dental bills and by having them fitted, you will prevent your face from sagging, ageing, and retain the health of the ‘bite’ in your mouth. What’s more, dentures have come an awful long way since the ‘Mickey Mouse’ ones that your grandparents may have worn. Everything has changed since then and with the technology around for dentists to use, the idea now is to save teeth, as opposed to pulling them at the first signs of trouble- as in the bad old days, which is why there has been a dramatic rise in the amount of people that wear partial dentures. The way dentures are manufactured has also changed: softer, more natural looking materials adhere to the mouth better, especially when used in conjunction with the incredible fixing cements available today. Full dentures have also been given a new lease of life thanks to the dental implant that can help fix the dentures into place more securely than ever before. So, you should no longer see dentures as the beginning of the end, more the start of a new adventure.


Your future with Dentures in Central Leeds

Monday, September 10th, 2012

When you lose the odd tooth or two, even all of them, the future can start to look rather bleak for you in central Leeds and it can age your looks overnight. However, dentistry has answers to all your oral problems and this also goes for dentures. The technology that has gone into this area to counter tooth loss has been amazing, so you can take heart from the fact that help is around the corner. Modern dentures look very natural- whilst saving your look and the health of your mouth, so this option is at least worth a look. Partial dentures are so dainty, natural and fine fitting, these days, you and your friends would be pushed to notice any difference after tooth loss. Full dentures have also taken a leap of faith, being made from softer materials that stick to the mouth better and again, others would be hard pushed to notice a difference when they are in. History states though that keeping dentures in place could always be a problem but with these materials, great fixatives and dental implants, the fitting is so strong, you can carry on with your life as if you still had your natural teeth.






Diamond Dentures in Central Leeds

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

If  the tragic day comes when you find you have to wear dentures, you may feel that the end is nigh for your smile and a lot of this is due to the portrayal of dentures as horribly false looking and incredibly hard to retain in the mouth.

But before you start writing your will, you would be wise to take a look around central Leeds first for modern dentures. Once you have been measured up, you will find a great choice of materials, which are soft, lifelike and provide optimum suction and stability when fitted into the mouth. Adhesives have also become more durable and stronger, helping increase the security of your dentures.

You can even have mini-implants fitted to hold them even firmly in place. But there is also a more health driven reason behind the need of dentures.

The first is the need to retain the bite of your jaws and having dentures will protect this. The lack of teeth in the mouth can also lead to premature ageing in the face, due to the sagging and creasing of unsupported skin.

Partial dentures have also become more common because dentists prefer to save teeth where they can and they are more preferable to full dentures because they can be attached to the remaining teeth and lock in strongly.