Eating, drinking and talking can be made so much more difficult if you have lost a tooth or teeth. A loss might make your cheeks sag, making you appear older than you are. This can lead to a loss of confidence in social occasions. Ask your Chelmsford dentist about how they can solve the problem of tooth loss by fitting dentures.
Dentures are specially designed so that they resemble the natural teeth that you have lost because of a disease which made them decay or as a result of an accident. They may come as a complete set if you have lost all of your teeth or partial dentures if you are only missing a few. Partial dentures are an important way of stopping your remaining teeth from shifting into the gaps that your missing teeth have left behind. Modern dentures are removable and more realistic and comfortable than ever before.
Non-removable solutions are available too in the form of durable and stable dental implants and fixed bridges. Advances in technology mean that Valplast cosmetic dentures are available which offer you more flexibility. Dentures come in a variety of different materials but are generally fabricated from acrylic resins.
Dentures can either be held in place naturally through the suction of your gums or via a daily-applied fixing agent. Mini-implants are relatively expensive but represent an option if you are worried about your dentures slipping and interfering with eating, drinking and talking as they hold them in place permanently by using a fixture in the jaw.
With good care your dentures can last a long time but it is likely they will need to altered in the long term. Ask your Chelmsford dentist for more information about dentures. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.