Contact Details


The Denture Clinic
Seaport Dental,
Abbey Street,
Loughrea
Co.Galway

Call or text for an appointment:
Phone : 091 841466
Mobile: 083 476 1834


Seaport Dental
Abbey St.,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
H62 PN26
091 841 466

Frequently Asked Questions related to dentures

What are dentures?

Dentures is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures ¬†available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

 

What is a Clinical Dental Technician (C.D.T.)?

A C.D.T. is a registered health care provider. Who can make and fit full and partial dentures to the public.

 

What is a Dental Technician?

A Dental Technician is qualified to make dental prosthesis in a laboratory. They cannot provide treatment to patients. If you have had dentures made directly to you by a technician and are unhappy, you are entitled to your money back. You should also contact the Dental Council of Ireland (info@dentalcouncil.ie / Tel: 01 6762069).

 

How long does it take to make new dentures?

It usually takes 4-5 visits to make new dentures. However in some cases we can accommodate emergencies.

 

How do I take care of my dentures?

If possible dentures should be rinsed after every meal. If you are using denture cleaning tablets only soak them in it for 10-20mins, then remove and put in water. If dentures are left dry too long they may warp. It is not advised to use toothpaste on your denture as it is very abrasive.

 

Should I take my dentures out at night?

Yes, it is advised to remove all dentures at night. This allows your gums to recover from the strain of wearing a denture. It also allows your saliva to clean areas not accessible while the dentures are in place.

 

How often should I get new dentures?

It is advised to change your dentures every 5-10 years. This is due to gum shrinkage and your dentures no longer fitting properly. In some cases it may be possible to reline your old dentures.

Will Dentures make me look different?

Dentures can subtly change your appearance by adding extra lip support, increasing the length of teeth, changing colour of teeth etc…
However if you are happy with the appearance of your current set of dentures we can do our best to match the appearance.
We show our patients a mock up of the denture before it’s finished so changes can be made if necessary.

Will eating be difficult with my new dentures?

It can take some time to get used to new dentures and if your old dentures were very worn the new ones may feel different when eating.

Will my dentures change how i speak?

You may speak differently at first when trying new dentures however this wont last long as you get used to the new dentures your speech will improve.

What do I do if i develop sore spots from my new dentures?

If the new dentures cause sore spots or mouth ulcers you should remove the dentures rince your mouth with warm salty water and wear your old dentures if needed. Come back into us and we will ease the denture for you.

Should I use denture adhesive?

Hopefully you won’t need denture adhesive, however it is not always possible to achieve suction or grip on dentures due to gums shrinking.
If denture adhesive is needed only use a small amount as too much can be difficult to clean off and may irritate gums. Always clean adhesive away from your gums and dentures when you take them out at night time.