Private Dentures in Manchester.

Dentures (sometimes misspelt as denchers) or false teeth are one a few options to replace missing teeth. There are many different denture options available today to rebuild and restore your smile. This page will look into those and answer any questions you have.

Bespoke Dentures

Dr Steph Azmy is a Dentist with a Special Interest in Removable Prosthodontics. She uses her skills to create the best fitting dentures possible and teaches dentists and technicians to do the same. Her attention to detail is second to none and we are proud to work with her to provide some of the best dentures in the North West

Made from the highest quality materials

Dr Steph Azmy uses a range of the highest quality materials at different price points to suit your needs

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With affordable finance options from only £13.65 per month for a single denture*

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The best denture experience in Manchester.

With affordable finance options from only £13.65 per month for a single denture*

Whether you live in the local area, attend Manchester University or are working in Manchester City Centre, we can offer you a range of appointments including during the evening.

* Subject to status. Conditions apply. Representative example. Cash price of goods/amount of credit £650; 60 monthly payments of £13.65; Total amount repayable £819.07; Representative 9.9% APR variable.

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Patient Experience “10 out of 10” – Bespoke Dentures

Here is a video from one of our patients to describe their experience with The Vallance Dental Centre:

The Perfect Fit: Experience Precision Dentures

Welcome to Dr. Steph’s Perfect Fit gallery, where we celebrate the exceptional craftsmanship and technology behind Bespoke Dentures. Experience comfort, confidence, and a natural look with our custom-made solutions crafted by Dr. Steph.

Watch inspiring patient videos that demonstrate the remarkable fit and function of dentures crafted by Dr. Steph. Our dental professionals employ advanced techniques to create the perfect fit for each individual.

Immerse yourself in our video gallery and witness the magic of Dr. Steph’s precision dentures today!

What our customers say about us

Hubert Kasinski
Hubert Kasinski
Great service, from Abul at the reception guiding me through the treatment plan and making sure I knew how to get there, where to park etc, to Dr Skidmore and Zoe with the treatment I had. Would recommend as it was better than my regular dentist. The root canal treatment price was also more reasonable than the specialist I was first recommended to by my usual dentist.
Harriet Hughes
Harriet Hughes
Friendly staff and an excellent level of service.
All treatments clearly explained - not just the expensive ones unlike some other private practices. Very pleased with all my treatments and will stay with this practice even though I'm some distance away.
Gr4ndM4st4 _N33KZ
Gr4ndM4st4 _N33KZ
Excellent and service, especially Amy and Pauline
Christopher Michael Teasdale
Christopher Michael Teasdale
cam few weeks ago on Sunday back in March. was scared the dentist put me forward for dental sedation had high blood pressure take medication for it have nothing since. good dentist
maria gallagher
maria gallagher
Great dental
Manny Music
Manny Music
Excellent service, very helpful and attentive staff. My air polish was done perfectly with no pain or discomfort, 10/10 would recommend.
ian hardacre
ian hardacre
Appointment was on time polite staff excellent service
Liz Hewitt
Liz Hewitt
A seamless appointment process. Amy & Pauline were personable, informative and put me at ease. Great experience

What are the different types of denture?

Dentures are often called “partial” or “full” dentures:

  • A partial denture is used if you have any number of natural teeth left in the mouth.

  • A full denture is one that replaces all of your teeth on either the top, bottom or both arches of your mouth.

Partial Dentures

These are the different types of partial dentures –

  • Acrylic (plastic)

    Acrylic (plastic)

    This is most common denture produced.

    The advantages are:

    • Easy and quick to produce, often meaning they are cheaper for patients
    • They are easier to add extra teeth to than chrome framework dentures
    • Easy to repair in case of minor damage

    The disadvantages are:

    • Thickest type of framework
    • Metal clasps to grip the teeth not particularly cosmetic
    • Years of use can affect the gums
  • Cobalt Chrome

    Cobalt Chrome

    These dentures have a custom made framework cast from a cobalt chrome alloy before the teeth are added.

    The advantages are:

    • Lightweight and precision fitting
    • Metal framework provides strength with the smallest thickness
    • Can withstand strong chewing forces
    • In certain cases a “ring seat” design can be used which doesn’t cover all the palate

    The disadvantages are:

    • Takes additional time to produce the metal framework (2 weeks)
    • Metal clasps to grip the teeth not particularly cosmetic
    • More difficult to add teeth onto the denture
    • If bent outside the mouth the denture will need a full remake
    • Usually more expensive
  • Flexible Dentures

    Flexible Dentures

    Flexible dentures are made from a flexible nylon material.

    The advantages are

    • They can grip the teeth without using metal clasps
    • They are easier to add extra teeth to than chrome framework dentures
    • Flexibility makes insertion easy and they grip the teeth very well (excellent retention)
    • Less likely to break
    • Plastic clasps to grip the teeth for better aesthetics

    The disadvantages are

    • If they do break they are often unrepairable
    • The bite strength is reduced slightly due to flexibility
    • Years of use can affect the gums
    • Not easily adjusted if ft isn’t correct

Full Denture Options

  • NHS


    NHS Full dentures are made from a standard acrylic with limited shade choice and regular teeth.  They utilise the most economical materials and the least amount of time applied for their construction. As a result, these dentures have the most economical prices for their construction.

  • Private

    Private dentures can be made from the full market range of materials. At the Vallance Dental Centre ours are made by Dr Steph, a Dentist with a Special Interest in Removable Prosthodontics. She is responsible for taking all the measurements and fitting to give a complete “in house” result. At The Vallance Dental Centre we feel this is the optimal solution to producing the best dentures available in Manchester!

    There are several choices or levels, each one incorporating an ever increasing list of features and benefits. They are all made from a hi impact resistant acrylic to ensure maximum toughness.

Introducing our premium solution for better fitting dentures…

Bespoke Dentures – A private solution

We have teamed up with Bespoke Dentures & Dr Steph Azmy in order to produce the highest quality dentures possible. Steph is a Dentist with a Special Interest in Removable Prosthodontics. She uses her skills to create the best fitting dentures possible and teaches dentists and technicians to do the same. Her attention to detail is second to none and we are proud to work with her to provide some of the best dentures in the North West.

How much do dentures cost?

A bespoke and custom made denture starts with Dr Steph Azmy from £1500 per denture. Expand the sections below to find out the features and of different types of dentures


  • NHS

    • Standard acrylic
    • Choice of 8 Shades
    • Standard Teeth

    £269.30 band 3 course of treatment

  • Silver

    This is our entry level affordable private option, for patients who are looking to improve their dentures with more advanced lab work

    • 4Naturi private quality teeth
    • Hi-impact resistant private acrylic
    • Choice of 10 shades
    • Gum Contouring, shaping and detailing
  • Gold

    This is our mid level private option which includes a higher quality tooth and some gum characterisation.

    • Enigma Life Private quality teeth
    • Hi-Impact resistant private acrylic
    • Choice of 16 shades
    • Gum contouring, shaping and detailing
    • Characterised gum tinting and shading
  • Platinum

    This is our highest quality private acrylic denture available. It includes the highest quality teeth and most importantly involving injection moulded fitting surfaces to give a 7 times more accurate fit.

    • Phonares private premium quality teeth
    • Ivobase injection moulded hi-impact resistant acrylic for 7 times more accurate fit
    • Lightweight acrylic for increased comfort
    • Enhanced cosmetics
    • Choice of 20 shades
    • Gum Contouring, shaping and detailing
    • Gum tinting and shading
    • Nexco Gum characterisation
  • Partial Dentures

    partial denture


    Partial dentures– From £749 (per denture)

See our price list here for detailed information on the cost of all denture options

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How are Dentures Made?

It can often takes several stages, sometimes all of these stages are not necessary.

  • Stage 1

    An initial set of impressions are taken using average fit stock impression trays

  • Stage 2

    Wax bite registration blocks are used to record the following

    • position of the jaws when biting
    • Smile line
    • Centre lines
    • Cheek support
    • Length of teeth

    Accurate second impressions are taken with a set of custom made impression trays which are specially designed to fit your mouth only.

    The Technician now has accurate models of your mouth and measurements that tell them where to place the teeth

  • Stage 3

    A wax “try in” is constructed. This is a mockup of your final dentures. The appearance and bite will be checked to ensure it is satisfactory before completion. This stage may need to be repeated if significant changes are required.

    If everything is ok the wax dentures, they’ll be made into acrylic dentures.

  • Stage 4

    Dentures are fitted and adjusted. They take some time to get used to wearing them.

    If there are any sore spots you may require these adjusting at your next appointment and if you do not have an appointment please get in touch to have these spots eased and adjusted.

    Don’t be tempted to adjust them at home, it is best if you leave the adjusting to us or you may take too much off and change the fit.

Denture Care and Advice

  • Why do new dentures feel strange?

    New dentures will feel strange. You may feel that they are enormous, and that you are making excessive quantities of saliva, also that your speech is not clear. These sensations should lessen over a few days as your mouth gets used to the feel of the new teeth.

  • How do I use my dentures most effectively?

    There are some skills which have to be learned in order to use dentures well. Most of these skills are learned automatically but very occasionally it can be difficult for some people. The muscles of the tongue, cheeks, and lips etc. will be getting to grips with learning how to hold your dentures in place.

    You may find it can be very helpful to use a fixative to help things. This is particularly the case with lower dentures which rely largely on muscle control to keep them in place.

  • How do I speak and eat with my dentures?

    If the position of the teeth is altered slightly, or the palate is changed in shape it can take a little while for the tongue to learn how to make the right shapes to make the right sounds – particularly ‘S’ and ‘Sh’ sounds. Try reading aloud to practice.

    Things will improve quickly, but only if you give them the chance to – they will not improve if you keep going back to an old set of teeth.

    Similarly with eating. It is not sensible to expect to be able to manage very hard chewy or sticky foods immediately with new dentures. You need to get used to the new feel, and how the teeth work for you. So choose relatively soft tasty foods to start with, and don’t try to eat too fast.

  • How should I clean my dentures?

    It is very important to keep your new teeth clean. It will help keep them looking good and your mouth feeling fresh. It will also help keep your mouth healthy. Brush the dentures all over to remove any obvious particles of food from them. Ordinary soap is suitable for this process or toothpaste.

  • Should I wear my dentures at night?

    It is advised that you leave your dentures out overnight. Some people prefer to leave them in overnight, but we advise to leave them out at night whenever possible.

    Wearing dentures constantly and never allowing your mouth to rest can sometimes lead to oral thrush.

  • My dentures are making my mouth sore, what should I do?

    New dentures are made to fit your mouth closely, however over time you may find they rub in several places. Please don’t despair. Please let us know and in the meantime, either go back to your old dentures temporarily, or wear the new ones just for short periods. We will make any adjustments as necessary.

    It is very important to wear the new dentures to your next appointment with the dentist, even if you can only put them in a couple of hours before the appointment. Bring your old dentures too, if you have some, but wear the new ones. This is because it will help the dentist see where the troublesome areas are.

  • Why do my new dentures look different to my old ones?

    It is not always helpful to compare sets of dentures with each other outside your mouth. The shape of different sets will be very varied. The mouth changes shape after tooth loss, and continues to alter slowly over time.

    It is always worthwhile keeping your last set of dentures (if you have some) as an emergency ‘spare’ set.

  • How often should I see the dentist if I wear full dentures?

    It is important to have your mouth checked regularly, at least every 2 years, for health, even if you do not have any natural teeth.

  • How often should I see the dentist if I wear partial dentures?

    This often depends on risk factors to your remaining teeth, please follow your dentists recommendations.

Before and after dentures

Before and After Dentures

Custom staining and charachterisations can be added to create a more natural effect



Meet the dentures team…

  • Steph Azmy

    Dr Steph is passionate about cosmetic, functional dentures made with precision. She is often referred to by her colleagues and patients as the ‘Denture Queen’ because of her love for removable prosthodontics.

    She is completing a PGDip in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry. Steph has a passion for teaching and will often speak alongside her colleagues on courses/seminars as well as show casing her work on instagram.

    Outside of work Steph loves to play tennis and football as well as hitting the gym.

    • BDS Bachelor in Dental Surgery
    • Registration number: 278636
    • University of Manchester
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What customers say about us.

The Vallance Dental Centre IconThe Vallance Dental Centre

Brunswick Street, Manchester

4.8 ★★★★★ 815 reviews

  • Avatar Frank Gaunt ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    I had a root canal filling and as a nervous patient I was quite apprehensive. I need not have been concerned Dr Cheesman did a fantastic job, pain free, considerate and caring. I am really grateful and so pleased that he has care of my teeth.
  • Avatar Mohsina Ferdousee ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Excellent dental practice! The reception and nursing staff are always so warm and welcoming! Dr Cheeseman always makes sure he makes me feel comfortable and explains things really well! 100% recommend The Vallance Dental Centre!
  • Avatar Thasmina Khan ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Just wanted to point out how helpful this practice has been! The staff were super friendly & put me at ease throughout my wisdom tooth extraction & through my teeth whitening. A Special thank you to George & Amy who saw me & looked after me through my wisdom tooth symptoms and Arfeen who did my wisdom tooth extraction.
    Also wanted to add Eesha who did an amazing job at an airpolish & she was super nice even though I'm a bit self conscious of my teeth!
    I couldn't recommend
    … More them enough.
    Thank you
  • Avatar Dee Montrose ★★★★★ a month ago
    On our first visit to see Dr Heba and Cat we were pleasantly surprised on the time taken to understand previous dental work and explained the X-rays and the checks she was doing.
    She was very informative and provided options to a concern I had prior.
    She showed her knowledge after checking my mums teeth and rectified an issue my mum had previously raised with another dentist on work he had done previously, within minutes.
    Dr Heba and Cat are welcoming, friendly and funny whilst still being very
    … More professional. I would not hesitate to recommend. 😁
  • Avatar Yasar (Mr Gerrard) ★★★★★ a month ago
    Complicated root canal treatment.
    After undergoing root canal treatment from two other dentists with poor outcomes, I decided to visit Dr Skidmore. Armed with a CT Scan of the tooth in question (I highly recommend doing this, it literally saved my tooth, so far anyway, well worth every penny), I went to see Dr Skidmore.
    He was very clear in his explanation and he had a plan, so I knew what to expect. He He talked me through the procedure as he did it. And a few weeks on, I’m doing better than I
    … More expected. He has great communication skills and a great manner about him. Hopefully the treatment will succeed as the prognosis seems bright. I can’t recommend Dr Skidmore enough. He’s some Endodontist, that’s for sure.
    Special mention to Abul - treatment coordinator whose patience and customer service skills rivalled Dr Skidmore’s Endodontist skills. A great team all round. Highly recommend the practice in general and Dr Skidmore in particular.
  • Avatar Lorraine Hindson ★★★★★ a month ago
    On my first visit to the valance centre, I was not sure, what to expect, I meet this amazing lady called Steph, I was very nervous, Steph an Natalia made me feel safe , talk to me about what was going to happen, Natalia was helpful , reassurance every step of the way😊 ask me about what I wanted to happen, involved in the hole process , if anyone is looking for a dentist Steph Azmy is the one to go too, and Natalia is a amazing, thank you so much for all you support, this team are amazing at … More what they have achieved for myself, I am having a second procedure done, I have that much trust in them both, thank you Steph and Natalia , see you both soon 👍👌😊 thank you Lorraine H

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most popular queries relating to dentures. Please feel free to get in touch with your questions and our team would be happy to help you. You can email us at

  • What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

    Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

    • Completed written medical history, details and names of any medication
    • Funds adequate to cover appropriate fees.
    • If applicable, proof of any exemptions from NHS dental charges. If not exempt from NHS charges,
    • Proof of address (utility bill, driving licence)
    • Proof of ID (passport, driving licence, red book if child)
  • What do I need to bring to subsequent appointments?

    Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

    • Any updated medical history details and names of any medication changes
    • Funds adequate to cover appropriate fees
  • My teeth feel fine why do I need regular checks?

    It is great that your teeth feel fine, but we would recommend you have a dental checkup if you haven’t had one for a while. The reason for this is that often when dental symptoms appear the problem causing them is much more difficult to fix, and often with a worse prognosis. For example, early tooth decay often causes little or no discomfort or sensitivity. If this decay progresses then tooth loss or root canal treatment may be inevitable. With regular dental checkups the aim is to identify any problems early so they can be resolved with the best prognosis.

    We follow the guidelines set out by NICE with regard to dental examinations. Your risk to certain dental diseases will be assessed and a recall interval will be recommended from 3 to 24 months for your next check up.

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