A Billericay dentist advises on dentures

Dentures have been around for thousands of years, they have been made from ivory, sea shells, animal teeth, metal and even wood, Benjamin Franklin the Statesman and Queen Elizabeth I are both famous for their wooden ones. Thankfully today we have dentures that are made of a resin or clay material like porcelain. The wearing of dentures is something alien to the mouth and some people just cannot adapt to them, they come in an individual size and right up a full set. They are fitted with a plate explains a Billericay dentist; this is kept in place by the use of a glue and are removed by most people at night. It isn’t advisable to wear dentures at night, and it is also handy to soak them in a cleansing solution while we sleep. They still have the same problems as natural teeth in that plaque can form on the material, but the solutions will completely kill off and detach any plaque that gathers. Before teeth are removed to be replaced by dentures, the dentist will take a mould of the old teeth and some digital photos. This is so the orthodontist can make a set of dentures that are as near in size and shape to the original teeth. This makes it easier for the mouth to accept the new false teeth, although even that doesn’t always work and the mouth will reject the dentures and make the patient gag. Eating with false teeth takes a bit of getting used to and like most other things in life they need a bit of tweaking to fit properly. It can take a few sittings to get the dentures right, but once they are working properly most patients are pleased with the work they do, and the slight inconvenience is compensated by the fact that they can live a normal life and eat the same foods. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

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