Most people dread the idea of having to wear a denture. However the good news is dentures have vastly improved in recent years due to technological advances. At Shelley Manor Dental we offer several kinds of dentures to meet a variety of individual needs (see below).

Free Denture Consultations

Shelley Manor Dental offers free denture consultations. If you are looking for dentures in Bournemouth, come in and have a chat with us about which of our different denture types would suit you most. Call us on 01202 443882.

Why have dentures?

Dentures can be a fresh start for people who have suffered dental problems. They provide you with new teeth that restore and enhance your smile. Studies show that a large number of people notice teeth and smiles first and make a judgement about that person based on what they see, even if it’s only subconsciously. Thus your physical as well as your psychological health can be adversely affected by not having the ability to eat what you want, nor the smile you want.

The physical and psychological cost of not having teeth

Research strongly suggests that people who don’t choose to restore their missing teeth can lack proper nutrition in their diet. This can be a result of either not being able to chew your food properly which leads to later problems with digestion. Another reason is that people with missing teeth bypass certain foods altogether, because it is so uncomfortable and difficult to bite into them. Not only can this impact on day-to-day eating habits, but it can also negatively affect your social life as eating out may not be a viable option.

Aesthetically dentures will improve your look; missing teeth can result in your cheeks sinking inwards or downwards. This causes wrinkles to form that may make you appear older than you actually are, and can have the effect of making you look gaunt or unwell. Having dentures fitted can actually help to reverse this process by giving your cheeks and the skin on your face the fullness and support they need to retain a younger shape.

Often we hear the phrase “I’m too old to spend money on my teeth” from patients who are only 60-70 years old, but the truth is you are only as old as you feel and you can easily enjoy another 20-30 years with your family and friends. That’s a long time to live with eating and speaking difficulties when they could so easily be solved.


A denture is a removable appliance used to replace any number of missing teeth. Here at Shelley Manor Dental we offer a wide range of denture options:

Acrylic (plastic) dentures

The most common and affordable type of dentures are acrylic, which benefit from being cost effective whilst still fully functional. The denture base is made from a pink acrylic. We bond on acrylic teeth matching the shade of your choice or the shade of any remaining teeth. If you still have natural teeth present, then depending on their location, we can add some subtle clasps to aid with retention.

Metal frame dentures (or chrome cobalt dentures)

Metal dentures are precision made and grip the teeth excellently. They are very strong, durable and thin. The denture can be designed with acrylic teeth and gum on a metal alloy framework which fits behind the teeth so that no metal is visible when you smile. Tooth clasps can be added to hold the denture securely in place.

Implant retained dentures

These are relatively new and exciting. Dentures can now be stabilised with implants which can make a huge difference to patients who have been struggling with loose ill-fitting dentures. Consequently you’ll no longer need denture adhesives, pastes, sticky gum or powders!

Implants help to maintain your facial structures by preserving the remaining bone in your jaws. Implants serve as man-made substitutes for the root portion of the lost natural teeth, and act as an anchor for replacement teeth, which means that ‘implant retained dentures’ virtually guarantee that your denture stays seated securely and comfortably – no more embarrassing moments caused by loose dentures!

At Shelley Manor Dental we have a visiting implant surgeon who can advise you on implant retained dentures and whether you are suitable for this treatment option. Give us a call on 01202 443882 to find out more.

Myerson duraflex partial dentures

A partial denture is ideal for patients who still have natural teeth, but want to close any unwanted gaps. Myerson duraflex dentures are extremely subtle and flexible, easy to adjust and even easier to polish; therefore they are ideal to fill a small gap and to avoid any material coverage on the roof of the mouth. These are very comfortable to wear and because they are thin and translucent, DuraFlex partials are incredibly discreet, virtually disappearing in the mouth. Their advanced thermoplastic is clinically unbreakable and won’t absorb moisture; making them stain and odour resistant.

‘PEEK’ framework dentures (poly-ether-ether-ketone)

This is a bio-compatible, non-allergic, rigid structure that has flexibility comparable to natural bone. This material has been used for years in orthopaedic and medical technology (e.g. heart stents and joint replacements). In dentistry it is a favourable alternative to the metal framed dentures.

PEEK partial denture frameworks are strong and lightweight for improved patient comfort. We fabricate them using a digital design matching the patient’s individual anatomy. Also the metal-free denture framework is taste-neutral. ‘PEEK’ framework dentures benefit from;

  • Being extremely light in weight
  • Low plaque affinity
  • Durable wear resistance
  • Aesthetically pleasing

We have 0% finance available so you can spread the cost of your treatment over a longer period.

Call us on 01202 443882 if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.

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    After a disastrous experience, of being left with implants, half completed, by a very unprofessional dental surgeon!!  I visited Shelley Manor Dental Practice, by sheer chance, everyone was so kind, & understanding,Tim Doyle continued my treatment, & the outcome is brilliant, I couldn’t have had a more caring, & kind person to treat me, Tim went over, & above what was needed.  Moreover, I am so pleased that the work was completed by Tim, as the results are amazing. I would highly recommend him, especially for the very nervous, like myself.


    Cathy Gazeley, November 2018

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    I can highly recommend Shelley Manor Dental...

    ...practice as exemplary. Dr Tim Doyle and hygienist Vicky have transformed my dental health to a very high standard since I joined the practice in 2017.

    Mrs P. Davison, May 2018

  • Very gentle, kind and understanding

    Very gentle, kind and understanding...

    Very gentle, kind and understanding as I am a little claustrophobic. Matt and his nurse take time and I never feel under pressure or rushed. I can't recommend Matt enough.

    Mrs Clowsley, April 2018

  • More than satisfied

    More than satisfied

    I can see why Shelley Manor Dental have Matt at their practice. I am very happy to have Matt look after me in the future. I would happily recommend him.

    Mr Todd, March 2018

  • I highly recommend the practice

    Shelley Manor Dental provide a personal patient-centred approach to their treatment plans accommodating individual preferences and budgets! I came to see Tim after years of extensive dental work and implants. Tim has restored my teeth to a natural looking smile, whilst also considering the longevity of his treatment, my "bite", and overall what I wanted as a final outcome. The team have been friendly and approachable and I highly recommend the practice.

    Anita (a nurse-teacher)

  • “Must be the gentlest hygiene session I’ve ever experienced”

    "Must be the gentlest hygiene session I've ever experienced, whether due to new technology or care of the hygienist I'm not sure but my teeth feel/look great now. I've booked my next session already. Old mansion house, first floor and renovation work in progress and new equipment getting fitted as I write this. Parking also available "

    David Fraser, July 2017

  • A pleasure!

    If you want to make a trip to the dentist a pleasure, come here for first class professional treatment at Shelley Manor.

    Mrs I. Bowden, November 2017

  • The team here are very friendly, caring and professional

    The team here are very friendly, caring and professional. Mr Doyle is the best dentist I've seen. I am so please I came here.

    S. Sadler, December 2017

  • Other dentists could not get to the bottom of my problem

    I suffered pain in my jaw for many years and I had worn down my lower teeth. I also suffered from related headaches. Other dentists could not get to the bottom of my problem. I was referred to an NHS dental specialist but I was told it was not possible to do anything for me.

    Tim Doyle was the first person to tell me he was able to help. He diagnosed a temporomandibular joint disorder. To start with he referred me for physiotherapy on my head, jaw and face over the course of several months. Then in stages he replaced my lower teeth with crowns and bridges. I am very pleased with my end result and I have teeth that I can eat with. Aesthetically my teeth look better, and my headaches are much less frequent.

    Margit M. (March 2014)

  • No need for improvements!

    Lovely and friendly with a fantastic result. Can't thank the team enough!

    Niamh K.F. June 2014

  • Excellent!

    Apart from the injection, I actually enjoyed the rest. I nearly fell asleep!! Thank you to the team.

    Mrs M. D., July 2014

  • This is a really good dental practice…

    ...and I thoroughly recommend it. Tim Doyle is not only first class in what he does, he is a good communicator and is especially concerned about the needs and feelings of his patients.
    Also the support staff are friendly and supportive, including Sharon who runs the office. 
    I have come to Tim from an NHS dental practice, but have not found much difference in charges. His practice is modern and very well equipped. I really like being able to see any x-ray details, immediately available and while you sit in the chair.
    It is all extremely good and highly professional.

    M.Jay   November 2014

  • I will be forever grateful

    I moved from the Midlands and first used Shelly Manor Dentist in 2011. I wanted to make my teeth more aesthetically pleasing as I have knocked my front teeth out after a cycling accident and the old caps were looking sad.
    Tim was fantastic and between us we worked out a cost effective way of making my smile much nicer. I had veneers on all my upper teeth to match up the colour and was thrilled! Thank you Tim and Nuala, I will be forever grateful.

    Samantha J Hudson

  • Scared of the dentist? Visit Mr Tim Doyle at Shelley Manor Dental

    As someone who had struggled with an irrational fear of the dentist since childhood, I was delighted to discover Shelley Manor Dental, a private dental practice owned and run by Mr Tim Doyle and his wife, Nuala.

    Based in Shelley Manor Medical Centre, with easy parking and modern consulting rooms, this practice offers a range of services including those provided by a wonderfully sensitive hygienist named Eddie.

    On every visit, I have been made to feel at ease. I am rarely kept waiting for more than a minute or two (important when your instinct is to run away!), and I'm always greeted with a warm welcome. Especially from Natalie, the lovely Dental Nurse.

    Tim's calm, open and friendly approach makes it easy to relax once 'in the chair'. He knows his stuff, explains everything clearly and his obvious enthusiasm for his subject is infectious. Who knew that photos of an 'upper right 7' could be so interesting?

    I will shortly be moving to Bath but, having found this gem of a dentist after ten years of searching for someone who did not make me feel foolish, I fully intend to remain a patient of Shelley Manor Dental for a long time to come.

    Thank you Tim, Nuala, Natalie and Eddie for a first-class service.

    W. Michie, October 2015

  • I was happy to find Tim Doyle

    After trying many different dental practices I was happy to find Tim Doyle. His work is excellent and he has done a lot of work on my teeth to make them look better. I would be happy to recommend him and regularly do.

    Miss S. Hendy

  • Thanks so much for your great work

    Dear Shelley Manor Team,

    Thanks so much for your great work.

    After avoiding dentists for most of my adult life due to 'dental phobia' brought on by extensive treatment in childhood, I finally researched 'dentists' on the internet. The Shelley Manor website sounded perfect with the link to the lovely Debbie at Bournemouth Cognitive Behaviour. After emailing her and a short series of meetings she 'held my hand' and introduced me to Tim and the dental team. I have now had a course of treatment in a wonderfully calm, friendly environment free from pain or stress. I can recommend their services to anyone.

    Richard R. October 2016

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