The cost-effective way to replace teeth in Dunstable

What are dentures?

Dentures are false teeth and are used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Dentures are made up of an acrylic plate which contains one or more false teeth and is placed in your mouth during the day and then removed for cleaning after mealtimes and at night.

Dentures remain the most cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. In recent years, the upgrade in technology has meant that dentures are more personalised and better fitting.

Dentures typically last for between 5 and 10 years. After this time, dentures will need to be adjusted, or you will need to be fitted for new ones to ensure that they fit well and are comfortable in your mouth.

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Types of dentures in Dunstable

We offer 3 types of dentures at Dunstable Dental Practice:

Full or complete dentures

As their name suggests, a full set of false teeth sit on the acrylic plate which fits over your gums. This type of denture is good for those patients who have no teeth or only have one or two natural teeth left.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures contain several false teeth and are positioned on the acrylic plate in the exact place where you have missing teeth.


An overdenture or implant supported denture, is where the dentures are held in place by a clip to dental implants which sit permanently in your gums. The dental implant ensures that the dentures do not slip or move which can cause discomfort. This form of denture is growing in popularity because it combines the benefits of dental implants and is a more affordable option.

Are dentures available on the NHS?

If you are missing a tooth or missing many teeth, then you can get dentures on the NHS. This means that dentures are made and fitted at a reduced rate within NHS band 3 which can be seen in detail in our NHS fee guide.

How do dentures in Dunstable work?


At your first appointment, we will examine your mouth and teeth and talk about what you would like to achieve with your smile. We will check to see how many missing teeth you have, and we may take x-rays at this stage.

Making the bespoke dentures

Next, we’ll take dental impressions of your mouth and teeth. These will be sent to our laboratory where your custom-made dentures are created. Once these are ready, there will be a “try-in” stage whereby you can preview the appearance and make any changes or adjustments.

Fit and wear of dentures

Once your personalised dentures are ready, we will invite you back to Dunstable Dental Practice and we will show you how to wear, remove and care for your dentures.

Benefits of dentures in Dunstable

Patients from Totternhoe, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Sewell, Bedfordshire are choosing dentures because:


  • Dentures will replace gaps in your mouth allowing you to smile again with confidence
  • Replacing missing teeth with dentures mean you’ll be able to chew, speak and talk again
  • Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth with partial dentures protects the health of the remaining teeth you have
  • By replacing missing teeth with dentures, your facial structure will have more support and not sag which can make you look older
  • Modern dentures use materials like porcelain or plastic for the false teeth which give a natural-looking smile

FAQ's for Dentures

Will my dentures perfectly match my remaining natural teeth?

The highly skilled team working on making your custom-made dentures are experts in colour and shade matching so that they naturally match your remaining teeth. We are confident that you will be happy with the results.

Can I eat normally with dentures?

You may well find that eating with dentures takes a bit of getting used to but in time, you should be able to eat normally. Harder and sticky foods usually take longer for patients to feel comfortable eating. Your dentist can talk through this and give you hints on what you should do.

Is it painful to wear dentures?

If you’re new to wearing dentures, you may experience some minor irritation to your mouth and gums as you get used to dentures. This will gradually ease. If you’ve had a tooth or teeth extracted to wear dentures, you may find that your gum is painful, and you should take paracetamol to manage this. Again, this will ease in a few days.

Our Reviews

Iqbal J.
Heena and Adriana were absolutely fantastico during treatment of my tooth
Julia S.
Been attending for years - lovely staff - brilliant treatment - and especially good at treating my nervousness - well recommended!!
Sal Z.
Very pleased with the service I received. Dr Hussain was very helpful and patient with me as I worry alot. Also Elaine was very kind and got me an urgent appointment which was just what l needed.
Carole N.
Very friendly staff Heena & Anais & Adnene.
Paul B.
My dentist Heena and her dental nurse Adriana always give me a professional experience and are pleasant and friendly. I’ve been seeing Heena for a fair number of years now and always feel comfortable and at ease . I’m not a fan of the hygienist cleaning due to sensitivity but let Heena do it and honestly it was quick and without drama. Would recommend her and her work
Ziaur R.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Lynne at reception, who was very nice and polite when booking the appointment over the phone. She is very patience and calm to understand both the patients and dentists availability to accommodate. It's a great customer service I experienced and would like to wish her all the very best! Great Job Ms. Lynne! All the very best for your future endeavours!
I hate the dentist. I'm a very nervous patient. But the staff at Dunstable Dental Practice are so lovely it makes it a bearable experience! Reception staff are lovely, friendly & efficient. The Dentists are reassuring and professional as well as friendly.Thoroughly recommend
I went to Dental Practice Dunstable for a check up and needed two fillings. Dr Heena was very kind and gave me an emergency appointment after I've told her that I work in school and the only time I can take an appointment is in holidays.Dr Heena and Adriana were very friendly and talked to me all the time during my procedure.
Katie H.
Embarrassed to admit I don’t know the name of the hygienist I saw today and it’s not on my appointment email reminder, but she was lovely, really professional. I had the scale & polish with a different hygienist a few years ago before teeth whitening & I was honestly dreading going in today but it wasn’t an ordeal at all. She was really helpful & I will definitely not be worried about my next appointment, thanks so much
Richard D.
Excellent and friendly service by the dentist and the reception staff
Christina I.
I have been coming to this Dentist for many years , at the weekend I got a chip in my back tooth , so called on Monday and got an appointment straight away , had it checked and X-rays and booked in again next day to see what treatment needed , lucky for me only a small chip so was able to have a filling . I was so pleased Mr Bukhari and the dental nurse was so calming and made me at ease very quickly as I was very anxious about my tooth and what would happen , the staff friendly and welcoming Great Dentist see you again soon Thank you
Graham R.
I had an appointment with Heena and Anaïs to have a severely broken tooth extracted. I was very wary that this may not be able to be done at the surgery. Heena assured me that she would be able to complete this procedure. Heena managed to get all of the tooth out (in 2 or 3 pieces) successfully and without any excess pain. All throughout I was asked if I was ok and not feeling pain or uncomfort.I would like to recommend this dental surgery and especially Heena and her assistant for a very professional approach.Thank you. You are Great 👍
Lorna F.
Had a few bits of work done today. Was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Had a full explanation of what was happening every step, and was always asked if I was okay. Fantastic service from Heena and Anais.Thanks ladies
Michelle J.
I’ve always gone to Dunstable Dental Practice and have always found all the staff here very nice , reception staff will always try their best to accommodate you . Have seen a few dentists over many years and have to say all have been really good . My mum own parents have been going there since 1970’s and also think it’s a great practice . My mum is a nervous patient and the dentist is great with her . Absolutely great practice and would highly recommend.
sheila W.
I'm a very scared patient always to the point I'm sick and shakes my dentist Mrs bhunva is the best one so far she's so kind and caring and puts me at ease all the time the staff are loveky to I would defiantly recommend dunstable dental practice I have 100 per cent trust and faith in my dentist she's the best 👌
Bryan I.
Our dentist and hygienist are friendly, considerate and always willing to give advice. They make a visit to the dentist a pleasant experience. We continue to stick with Dunstable Dental Practice even though we’ve moved away from the area.
Jose Luis S.
Amazing dental practice starting from the ladies at the reception who really make you feel welcomed and then every other member of the staff like dental assistants who are very friendly and professional.I have to specially mention Adam who has been amazing from the first day, very professional and very reassuring. Considering that my level of anxiety while at the dentist is very high, every member of the staff has offered reassurance and they always made me feel more calm.Absolutely everything and everyone in this place is outstanding!! As I am leaving the country soon, I wish I could take you all back to Spain with me.Thank you guys. You are amazing!
David F.
I've just had my 6 month check up with Poonam Tanna. My teeth are rubbish but Poonam Tanna makes you feel like a special human being. Always encouraging and friendly. Only see one problem? If she left.
Dawn M.
Had an appointment with the hygienist today. Wow, my teeth feel so clean and they look amazing. I have made another appointment for three months time. I am thrilled!!
jithu K.
Went in to get my cavities sorted out. Got my appointment through Dano, who was very helpful and considarate. Up on my visit, I was greeted and well welcomed by a pleasant and charming reception team. Moreover, the dentist Mrs Prem was very gentle and reassuring, making sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. I needed some drilling and fillings she did everything thoroughly while ensuring I was calm and comfortable during the whole procedure. In the end, she gave valuable insights on how to take care of dental health. It was really a good experience, I will recommend them to everyone
Allison O.
Poonam is great, explained my procedure in full and always puts you at ease, not a pleasure coming to the dentist but I am glad she is my dentist 😁 !!
Lee M.
Friendly, helpful and great service. Thanks very much.
Fran G.
I recently sadly had to have a tooth extracted after treatment was not successful. The practice was magnificent throughout. I always received a prompt, even same day, appointment and was treated with professionalism and kindness.
kamonporn G.
Excellent service . Very efficient.
John H.
I visited Dunstable dental today for my second part of a course of 4 fillings and 2 composite rebuilds.i cannot thank the dentist for his work awesome is an understatement made me feel a million dollars when I walked out with no chipped teeth anymore.i am a very nervous dental patient but will no longer worry so much thanks to this dentist ...kindest regards.see you in 3 months
Nuz F
Having struggled to find an emergency NHS dental appt I was seen by Dr Tanna several times over the past month. She has been amazing and was able to save my infected tooth.I highly recommend the practice and staff. Thank you once again!
Idris O.
Painless filling & professional handling
Sarah R.
Highly recommend this dentist, I’m a very nervous patient but Poonam & Adriana were fantastic. So kind and caring. Poonam always does a 5* treatment. Thank you so much ladies.
Milky Chu (.
Very good service provided.
Mary S.
Dental practice is amazing they always do their bestDaniel and Adriene were lovely
Alexandra I.
Kind and friendly staff!
michelle J.
Myself and my family have been clients of Mr Abbay Shah for over 20 years, always a great service and looked after well each visit. Todays visit was Abbay and Adriana and again all good, happy and polite visit. Will happily recommend them.
Dawn R.
Been registered here forever, never had an issue. Professionals all the way.
Dave T.
Very polite and friendly, giving lots of information and making you feel at ease, thabkyou Hussain & elaine
Imdad A.
This was my first time that I had to go to a dental, the staff was very helpful and friendly. It was my son’s dental check up and everything was great. Thank you so much
Jacek M.
Very happy with Hygienist
Kevinlaura P.
No problems well organised,welcoming staff,nice friendly helpful dentists(update) Had major issues with teeth, recently,and it was dealt with fantastically by Receptionists and also the dentist, sorted, issues out brilliantly, Kudos all round 👍☺️
sue H.
I’ve been visiting Danielle for over 25 years & she is an amazing dentist. With my very sensitive teeth she is so careful & I cannot praise her work & friendliness enough. Thank you so much
megan I.
Quick and easy. Lovely lady