Loosing a tooth or teeth can make eating, drinking or even talking more difficult. The appearance of missing teeth can be unsightly and make your cheeks sag, giving you an older appearance. In an image-conscious world, dentures offer the solution to tooth loss and allow you to smile freely and with confidence.
Designed specially to resemble natural teeth, dentures are removable replacements to teeth lost through trauma or as the result of disease or decay. Modern dentures are increasingly comfortable and realistic. They come either as a complete set in the event of the loss of all teeth or partial dentures to replace a few missing teeth and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting into the gaps left behind.
Dentures are available in a wide variety of materials but generally are made from acrylic resins. Your dentist may offer you, for example, the latest Valplast cosmetic dentures which allow greater flexibility. Increasingly patients are opting for alternative, non-removable solutions such as dental implants or fixed bridges.
They may be held in place via your gums’ natural suction or by using a fixing agent which can be applied daily. There is always the risk though that they will come loose and interfere with eating and talking. In this case, mini-implants are an option which can fix your dentures in place. Although they are relatively high-cost they allow you to live your life with confidence knowing that your dentures will not slip from your gums.
If you take good care of them, your dentures can last many years but even with the best of care will probably need to be altered in time as your bit changes. Be sure to clean them then soak them in cold water and they will last longer. Ask your Central Leeds dentist about dentures today and live with confidence.