Don’t live without teeth

If you have been losing your teeth, you might have noticed that it’s getting harder to eat and speak clearly. Now could be the time to invest in dentures. In Richmond, at Sheen Dental, we take great pride in providing well-fitting, natural-looking dentures for our patients who have lost a few or all of their teeth.

When you get your dentures in Richmond from us, you will still be able to have a healthy and attractive mouth that functions well with dentures that have a realistic action.

Dentures in RichmondWhy do dentures come loose as the years go by?

Many people find that dentures may start off fitting really well, but that they become loose over time. This is because dentures rely on adhesion to the jawbone to provide stability for chewing and talking. The problem is not with the dentures, but with the nature of the jawbone. Without the stimulation provided by tremors into the bone through the tooth roots, the bone tissue shrinks and loses its density. The gums also recede, and the dentures have far less to cling to.


At this juncture, you can either get your dentures relined, or you can get them stabilised before this happens, with dental implants. The implants not only provide a better anchor for your dentures, but they will also fulfil the function of sending tremors into the jawbone to keep it strong and healthy.

Dentures are removable, and can be used to replace one or two missing teeth, or a whole set.

The process of getting dentures

Getting dentures in Richmond starts with us taking a series of impressions or moulds of your gums and jawbone. We then make models of your mouth and then slowly start building the dentures on these models. We try the dentures in your mouth at each step to ensure they fit well, you can bite properly with them, and, of course, that they look like natural teeth. This can take a while, but it is worth the wait. Once you have your dentures, you may need to come back once or twice during the first month to have adjustments made.

It may take a while to get used to eating and talking with dentures in, but it is worth the perseverance.