Maida Smiles (W. London)

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The different types of Dentures Available

Our prosthetic dentist sits down to discuss the different types of dentures available today; the good, the not-so-good and the best, so you can decide which one will be right for your particular missing teeth case.

Your false teeth options

These traditional dentures replace a complete set of missing teeth. Sitting on top of the gums and not anchored to existing teeth, these dentures rely on suction to keep them in place. Conventional dentures can often be fitted within 8-12 weeks of teeth being extracted or missing.

Partial dentures are prescribed in cases where a patient still has some of their natural teeth remaining, for example, when one or more teeth remain in the upper or lower jaws.

For this type of denture, a pink-coloured base is attached to a metal piece, which holds the denture in the mouth. Again, these dentures are not fixed and are removable. Partial dentures can also help prevent neighbouring teeth from shifting out of position and are made from acrylic.

If you’re looking for a pricier solution to replace missing teeth, custom dentures might be a better option as they use higher quality materials to mimic natural-looking smiles better. Patients can design and see the denture before it’s completed – and as the denture is completely customisable, it can suit your needs better.

Immediate dentures describe the type of denture placed on the same day your teeth are pulled or extracted. However, only certain patients will be suitable candidates for this procedure.

Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to secure the denture firmly in place, which provides an excellent, solid foundation that prevents the denture from moving or slipping. The final restoration is natural-looking, mimicking natural teeth and will typically last a lifetime.

Snap-in dentures are probably the most effective when it comes to stability in your range of options, as again, they stay securely in place with the help of dental implants, or in other cases, they can anchor onto existing teeth.

Snap-in dentures are unique, as they have locator attachments embedded into the tissue of the denture. These attachments snap onto the implants or the locator receptors, making them more convenient and removable, like partial dentures.

Snap-in dentures are recommended for patients who do not have remaining teeth left but still have enough bone to support a dental implant.

These hybrid dentures are by far the most advanced on the market and are typically the most expensive. But what patients pay for is the littlest degree of movement possible. Even with snap-in dentures, there will be some degree of movement because they are removable. However, with All on four hybrid dentures, which use only four implants to anchor a denture permanently, it’s better

Palateless dentures involve any upper denture that has no place blocking the upper palate and can refer to denture types that use implants, tooth-retained overdentures or fixed and removable devices.

Learn more about our denture types

Acrylic Dentures (partial & full)

  • From £850
  • Made from plastic
  • Replace every five years

Chrome Dentures

  • From £1,100
  • Strong and durable
  • Made from metal
  • From £4,900
  • Removable
  • Porcelain dentures
  • From £16,000
  • Fixed permanently
  • Porcelain dentures

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Which type is best for me?

Which denture you should go for must align with your condition (one missing tooth versus several) and the quality of life you want to achieve. You don’t have to have dentures to know that they can be loose, uncomfortable and even embarrassing – and many of our patients purely want an aesthetic fix and a good functioning smile too.

Therefore, implant dentures are the most recommended as they are the most advanced and give patients more of what they want from their new smile.

However, that said, it all begins with a consultation.

  • Loose, uncomfortable and slip out of place
  • Cause the bone to deplete in the jaw, which results in further tooth loss
  • The inability to eat certain foods
  • Speech can be affected by lisps forming
  • All patients must get used to pronouncing certain words with dentures
  • Lack of confidence as they are removable

We're the dentists for missing teeth patients

Our implant dentists are highly experienced in their fields and transform hundreds of missing teeth cases every year. Restore your smile with Maida Smiles, one of London’s best missing teeth replacement clinics.

Dentures & implants available on finance

We know that having missing teeth is a huge knock on your confidence and your lifestyle. We also understand that replacing missing teeth, especially a full mouth, can be lengthy and costly. But don’t let cost be a barrier to seeking treatment.

At Maida Smiles, we offer patients the chance to pay for their implant and denture treatments using 0% finance for up to 12 months and longer terms with additional APR.


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Christina J
Christina J
23. March, 2023.
I've been receiving orthodontic treatment for about a year now with Dr. Ines and she's a wonderful mixture of highly skilled and professional, very thorough, and gentle in her approach. She is also super personable and I always look forward to my monthly appointments with her. She's made such a big improvement to my teeth and I'm very happy with my treatment so far -- I highly recommend Dr. Ines. I've also had other treatments with Maida Smiles and always had a great experience, especially with my wisdom teeth removal (by Dr. Pedro) that went very smoothly without any issues. The team's treatment coordinator/dentist nurse Cinthia is also always super kind and helpful if you have any questions or want to understand treatments.
Angelica Sacrepaye
Angelica Sacrepaye
15. March, 2023.
I had the lovely Dr Shankar for a 4 month Invisalign treatment. I mainly had overcrowding that needed sorting out after having had braces as a teenager and not wearing my retainer. Dr Shankar was delightful and has a lovely energy about him that made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. He explained processes well and also gave good advice to help me make informed decisions. I would highly highly recommend him to anyone in the Maida Vale area!
George Batchkala
George Batchkala
14. March, 2023.
I had 2 wisdom teeth (on the same side) removed by Dr Pedro. I had a much better experience than I expected. One month later, I have completely recovered without any complications. Absolutely recommend!
André Tiago
André Tiago
3. March, 2023.
I was recommended to start my treatment at the clinic and I couldn't be more pleased. It has been 6 months since I put my braces on and I am being followed by Dr. Ines and Dr. Cíntia. I can already see great changes and can't wait for the final result. Excellent professionals. The whole environment is very calm which makes you comfortable. 100% recommend Maida Smiles Clinic.
Claudia Castellani
Claudia Castellani
3. March, 2023.
Following a friend’s recommendation, I brought my eldest daughter to Dr Ines do Carmo for orthodontic treatment. Ines has been brilliant throughout the treatment; she is incredibly passionate about her work and this is reflected in her skilled perfectionism and the amazing results she achieves for her patients. From the start, Ines’ warm and friendly manner succeeded in putting my apprehensive daughter at ease. She was also forthcoming and thorough in her explanations of the treatment, and happy to share her extensive knowledge. My daughter now has an even lovelier smile thanks to Ines. I highly recommend her and will be bringing my younger children to her for their orthodontic treatment.
Carla Parreira
Carla Parreira
3. March, 2023.
It was my first time in the clinic and I had a great experience. The staff is very friendly. Samantha was very helpful with booking the appointment and fast replied to my messages. I had an appointment with Dr. Ines do Carmo. She is lovely. She explained all the treatment and the best option for my case. Cintia was helping Dr. Ines with the appointment. Cintia is very friendly. Dr. Ines and Cintia took care of me and made me feel welcome during the consultation. I will continue my treatment in the clinic. I recommend the clinic and especially Dr. Ines do Carmo.
Maria Moreira
Maria Moreira
2. March, 2023.
It is my good fortune to have found Dra inês at Maida Smiles Clinic and to have her as my orthodontist. My complex orthodontic treatment, as an adult, defies all laws of physics, but Dra Inês has the most amazing professional expertise and compassion to help and change lives, and she is helping me massively. In each consultation, Dra Inês moves one-step forward to improve my bite, my oral health in general and my smile! I will be forever grateful to Dra Inês for her outstanding care, professionalism and support she provides in each visit, in such a caring and friendly way. I warmly recommend Dra Inês and Maida Smiles Clinic to anyone who os considering orthodontics.
Adrian de Haro
Adrian de Haro
1. March, 2023.
We were on a short trip to London and my wife's implant got loose. We called Maida Smiles and they immediately saw her. They kindly sorted the issue out and my wife was extremely satisfied with the kind, friendly and professional service. Thanks Dr Pedro.
Igor Zinatulin
Igor Zinatulin
26. February, 2023.
I can’t thank enough Dr Pedro Gutierres and Maida Smiles’ team for guiding me through a multiple teeth extraction operation I had at the clinic recently. I’m a very anxious patient and everyone at Maida Smiles went above and beyond to accommodate my questions, asks and concerns. The operation itself was painless and positively uneventful, healing was quick and after-care second to none. Never thought I’d say this to myself but I’m looking forward to my next dentist appointment at Maida Smiles.