Immediate dentures (first-time dentures)
Your first-time (immediate) set of dentures are the most important you will ever have made. Unfortunately in many treatments the immediate denture is made without deep consideration, and in some cases even as a cheap throwaway. In fact everything at this critical stage needs to be recorded for the future comfort of the patient and functionality of the patient’s dentures. This includes the position of teeth, how they need to be moved, and the change in the way the patient’s occlusion (the way their teeth come together) is restored. For this reason Richard’s treatment protocol around immediate dentures is second-to-none. It is important to realise that Richard does not just fit immediate dentures then leave patients to their own devices. He fabricates temporary soft relines within the denture base to keep it both comfortable and fitting throughout the six to eight month period of bone loss and shrinkage which will occur after the teeth are extracted. At the end of this period the original bespoke denture is relined with a permanent, long-term fitting surface. Due to this meticulous process, patients can rely on Lovebite dentures to be functional, with excellent fit and form.
Full replacement dentures
This service includes the creation of full/full replacement dentures (both upper and lower); or a top denture only (opposing the patient’s natural lower teeth).
During this process, Richard is able to address problems that have arisen due to years of the patient wearing incorrectly fitting and ill functioning dentures such as poor occlusion (the way the teeth come together), aesthetics, function, and hygiene.
Metal partial dentures
Lovebite utilises the ‘Precision Partial’ technique, with the missing teeth carried on a refined metal framework. This precise-fitting partial is by far the most comfortable and kindest to the oral tissues over the long term.
Crowns, bridges and veneers and implant work
For these treatments Richard works in close cooperation with dentists and appropriate dental specialists.
Personalised and individualised treatment planning
Richard’s treatment planning is based around the unique needs and wishes of each individual patient. He personally guides all his patients through the entire treatment process.
Bepoke service including aesthetic advice
Patients can depend upon Richard’s world-leading approach to aesthetics and sound advice as he works alongside them to create their exciting new Lovebite smile.