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Why You Should Consider a Denture

Friday, June 24th, 2016

3177025_blogComplete tooth loss can be devastating to a person’s emotional wellbeing as well as their oral health. It stops you from being able to eat certain foods, can make your face appear sunken and aged and can also affect the way you speak. Tooth loss can make you look, feel and even sound like a different person, but thankfully there is a massive range of treatment to restore your smile to its former glory, one of the best being complete dentures.

Dentures for missing teeth

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many, many years and are one of the most cost-effective options for restoring a smile.

Making custom-fitted dentures requires around five appointments, which might involve:

  • Checking and assessing your oral health
  • Making a dental impression of your gums and mouth
  • Using a ‘try-in’ denture to see what kind of denture suits you
  • Fitting you with a temporary denture while you wait for your custom-fitted denture
  • Making sure your new denture fits you perfectly

Some patients may also require tooth extraction before they can be fitted with dentures and in this case we will wait eight weeks to give your gums time to heal.

How to look after your denture

A denture can last 10-15 years without needing to be altered, if you keep the health of your mouth in optimum condition. This requires keeping your gums clean and soaking your dentures overnight. It is advisable to always take your dentures out when you sleep, to allow your gum times to rest.

Also avoid putting your dentures in hot water, as this could warp the denture, making it unwearable.

Dentures and dental implants

Dentures can also be held in place using dental implants, which increases the stability and strength of your smile, making eating, speaking and smiling as easy as it was with natural teeth.

Embracing the world of Dentures in Central Leeds

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

iStock_000001998629XSmallNow if you were to be honest, the thought of wearing dentures after tooth loss may not appeal to you; but you may not have an option if you want to maintain your future oral health in central Leeds because you will be saving wear and tear to your jaws. But before you dismiss the idea altogether, you should sit down and do some research into modern dentures and how they work. Things have changed so much with the design of dentures, the materials they are made from, the cements that are used, mini-implants- all have helped to stabilise them in the mouth far better than ever before, and with comfort in mind. Another bonus to dentures, especially partial ones is that they are easy to manage and maintain, as well as being a cheaper alternative to other ways of getting over tooth loss. Losing teeth will always be traumatising, but you don’t need to be fearful of wearing dentures, in fact, you should embrace them because once you have looked into the option, you may be pleasantly surprised by what you discover.