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.
Many patients find that some dental substitutes such as partial dentures and dental bridges are just not strong enough and cause constant anxiety about breaking. This can have an impact on their life and prevent them enjoying it to the full, especially when it comes to eating. Patients are often looking for a more long-term and solid solution to a missing tooth and often find it in the form of a dental implant.
A dental implant is the only artificial dental substitute that replaces the whole of the tooth from root to tip. The implant itself is only the small titanium screw that makes up the root portion of the restoration. This is screwed directly into the jawbone in a procedure that sounds a lot more unpleasant than it actually is. When secure in the bone, the dentist will leave the implant for several weeks to fully fuse with the bone and soft tissue around it.
Once fully secure, the implant will now act exactly the same as an actual tooth root and can act as a base for an artificial crown to be attached. This is secured to the implant using a screw and post device. Once attached, the whole implant is incredibly sturdy and feels just like a real tooth. Thanks to the porcelain crown attached, with its enamel-like qualities, it also looks exactly like a real tooth. The other major benefit of the dental implant is that it lasts a lifetime, unlike other dental replacements which need to be replaced every ten years or so. This means once the surgery is complete you can completely forget that the implant is there and enjoy your life just as you would with a full set of real teeth. There is no need to suffer with the embarrassment of a missing tooth or with the frustration of an inadequate dental replacement, ask a Maldon dentist about dental implants and get the security and comfort you deserve. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.