I have had a full set of dentures for fifteen years and have always been happy with them but know I have moved house and as you can imagine I have lost my dents in the move! Id had them repaired after I’d chipped one of the teeth, they were then sent back to me but whilst I was moving I thought I’d keep my old spares in in order to avoid any accident happening again I would then use my shiny new ones when I arrived. my old ones look old they dont look good- they feel worn- they are tired, but what can I do about getting a new set of dentures will I have to pay for a new set again or is there a clause whereby i can get a replacement set ? I’d be distraught if after all this cause I would have to pay for a whole new set, what, if this was one of your patients in this situation would you do and what would your advice be please?
Thank you for the question, and this is one that really helps people undertsand how dentures are made.
Each set of dentures is created on a unique mould of your mouth. When the dentures are made, they are processed from a wax trial of your new dentures which your dentist will have tried in your mouth. These are used in the making of the final dentures and the mould is broken to get the new dentures out.
I am unaware of any insurance company that provides cover against losing dentures.
In my practice we try to keep a copy of the trial denture, which means we can readily make a new set. However this doesn’t happen every time, as there is a significant cost element.
Nigel Rosenbaum (GDC: 63730) BDS (Man) Dent Imp (Sheff) MFGDP (UK) Mmedsci MRD RCS (Eng)
Peak Implant Clinic, 41 Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3GL
Web: www.peakimplant.co.uk Tel: 01629 584165