Here at First Class Denture Clinics, we understand that getting new dentures can be a daunting experience. You need to carefully consider your options. Read our answers below to frequently asked questions about dentures we’re regularly asked by our patients.
Q. How much do dentures cost privately in the UK?
Our private denture options start from £595 for a partial plate to £3600 for upper and lower suction dentures.
Denture costs will vary depending on the materials used, how they are made and whether you decide to go privately or via the NHS.
Prices on the First Class Denture Clinics website are for guidance ONLY. We’ll go through treatment costs with you at your first denture consultation.
Q. Does dental insurance cover dentures?
Some dental plans include cover for false teeth but not all. If you have private medical insurance, it’s worth checking before treatment starts whether you’re eligible to make a claim and the payment limit. WPA’s dental plan for example covers 75% of denture treatment costs (up to £250 for NHS or private treatment). A 30-day qualifying period applies.
Q. Can a denture be made for one tooth?
Yes, a partial plate for just one tooth can fill the gap left by one missing tooth. Metal or acrylic clasps are secured either side to support it. Our Clinical Dental Technicians (CDT’s) will work in conjunction with a dentist to ensure your remaining teeth are healthy enough to support the partial denture.
Q. Can I get dentures without seeing a dentist?
If you have no teeth at all our Clinical Dental Technicians (CDTs) are allowed to make a complete set of new dentures for you. For patients who have experienced some tooth loss, however, i.e. with natural teeth remaining, you will first need to be referred by a dentist before treatment commences for partial or implant dentures.
Q. Do partial dentures need to be removed at night?
Yes, most dentists advise removing partial dentures at night so they can be cleaned. Taking them out also allows you to brush your remaining natural teeth properly and avoid cavities.
Q. Can you reline a partial denture?
Yes, partial dentures can be relined. This can happen because the mouth and jaw change over time. A denture reline is recommended every 3-5 years, or if your gums or mouth change and your dentures start to feel loose.
Q. What are the best false teeth to get?
Acrylic dentures are made using a plastic that is easy to mold but sets very rigidly which makes them a popular choice for many denture wearers.
Q. What are false teeth made of?
Dentures are often made of acrylic, nylon, or metal.
Q. Can you eat steak with false teeth?
Yes, but after getting false teeth it’s important to wait a few weeks before trying tougher foods like steak.
My smile has never been better. So much more comfortable than my previous pair of dentures.