Against all our better efforts, there may come a time in Leeds when we have to face one of the biggest upheavals in our life- losing all our teeth. This can happen for a number of reasons, but the most common of all is gum disease. This can be a very traumatic time, putting years on you and suddenly making you feel as if you’ve got one foot in the grave.
But there are a lot of reasons why choosing dentures are beneficial and that you should embrace the inevitable. If you lose your teeth your face will sag, ageing you instantly by 10 years and impact on your self-confidence. It can also affect the occlusion of the mouth- the manner of the way you talk, chew and bite; this can lead to other health complications. But losing your teeth is not the end of the world; dental techniques have advanced incredibly over the last 30 years, as has the technology and thinking behind dentures. For a start, the materials from which dentures are made have improved. What used to be old plastic looking ‘falsies’ has moved on to flexible materials that can house porcelain, more natural looking teeth and fix against the gums more rigidly. Some dentures like CuSil, can be made to fit around some teeth that remain. Adhesives have become more reliable and the mini implants can be installed into the mouth to attach the dentures to. This greatly reduces the chances of the dentures moving, or god forbid, falling out whilst eating or talking.