Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry
Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry
Unit 2C
Hylton Park
Sunderland SR5 3HD


Forget the old-style dentures. Nowadays, dentures look natural and last for years


Forget the old-style dentures. Nowadays, dentures look natural and last for years

What are Dentures?

Dentures have come a long way since your granny started wearing them. Modern dentures are natural-looking artificial teeth and gums formed to your mouth that have the aesthetic and function of real teeth. They are not an all-or-nothing proposition either. Dentures can replace all of your teeth, an entire row of top or bottom teeth, or just a few missing teeth.

When your surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support another type of dental appliance or your jaw makes implants unfeasible, dentures are a beautiful, reliable replacement.

Treatment Benefits of Dentures

Several dental treatments replace missing teeth, including dental bridges and implants. Dentures are an excellent option as they come with certain benefits, including:

Dentures from an Award-Winning Cosmetic Dental Practice

We want you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. However, if your teeth are not healthy, sometimes replacing sickly natural teeth with gorgeous, functional dentures is best for your smile.
Dentures at Riveredge

When you become a denture patient, we make your bespoke artificial teeth fit your mouth snugly on your natural gum line. Our cosmetic dentists can visually match the dentures to your natural teeth for a seamless result, or we can take the opportunity to improve your smile aesthetic with some shape, alignment, and colour enhancements. Made from a specially formulated resin shaped to look like your teeth and gums, our modern dentures are difficult to distinguish from real teeth — making you feel more positive about your appearance.

As a denture patient at Riveredge, our attention to detail and skilled design of your new dentures help boost your confidence. At the end of treatment, you will leave with a gorgeous set of natural-looking teeth that stay secure day in and day out.

FAQs About Dentures

Patients often have questions about dentures. Here are some of the most common queries we receive about having dentures:

Will I be able to eat with confidence while wearing dentures?
Yes, with practise, you can eat most foods. If you are new to wearing dentures, eat soft foods or liquid meals and gradually transition to solid foods. Dentures from Riveredge fit snugly, so you can eat and speak without the mishaps that happen with ill-fitting dentures.
How do I clean my dentures?
Remove your dentures and gently clean them with a soft toothbrush and recommended denture paste. While your dentures are out, clean your natural gums, too.
Will dentures affect the way I speak?
New dentures can make small changes to how you speak with minor lisps, slurring, or other alterations – but this is temporary. Your mouth muscles need to adjust to the dentures, and with practise, you will adapt very quickly and return to your original speech patterns in no time.
Can I sleep with my dentures in?
Of course you can, but we recommend you still clean your gums and occasionally leave the dentures out to give your gums a rest. When not wearing your dentures, submerge them in warm (not hot) water to prevent them from drying out and warping.
How long do dentures last?
With proper care, dentures last five years or more. Of course, mouths change over the years, so you will need occasional denture adjustments to ensure the right fit and feel.

Gallery of Riveredge Denture Patients

Look at these before and after photos of actual Riveredge denture patients. In every case, their dentures look like smiles of gorgeous, natural teeth.
Dentures Before Dentures After
Denture After
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There are several reasons patients need dentures. At Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry in Sunderland, we have helped patients across the UK and other parts of the world find their smile again thanks to our high-quality dentures.

Get in touch to book the dental appointment that improves your smile.