September 22nd, 2012
There are many reasons that can cause an individual to lose their tooth. Tooth loss can cause lot of inconvenience for an individual. It can stop them from eating of certain foods and can also affect their speech. To avoid all these inconveniences, dentures are used to replace lost teeth.
Dentures do what the natural tooth would do and with the newer developments in the dental world, dentures can look very much like the natural teeth and have become very comfortable for the gums as well. There are two major categories of dentures – full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures are generally used when many or all the teeth needs to be replaced.
In case of full dentures, an acrylic base will be fitted to the gums. The colour of this base will be very close to the colour of the flesh. The base of the lower denture has the shape of a horseshoe, this is to accommodate the tongue, and the base for the upper denture will cover the roof of the mouth.
Dentures are made in the laboratory. The process begins with the dentist taking an impression of the patient’s mouth. The dentist will then select the denture option which will best suit the requirement. The options include conventional full dentures, immediate full dentures and partial dentures. Acrylic resins are generally used to create the dentures, however at Mossley Dental Care near Rochdale; you will be offered various options to select from, including the newest Valplast cosmetic dentures.
Dental implants or mini implants can be used to secure the dentures. Implants prevent the dentures from becoming loose. Implants have fast become a popular technique to secure dentures. In the past patients have experienced embarrassing situation where the dentures have slipped out their mouth, however this is not a possibility now, since there nicely secured by implants.
August 2nd, 2012
Dentures, or false teeth, have been a solution to missing teeth since around 700BC. They have been crafted out of animal teeth, wood and even solid gold. However, modern day dentures offer a solution much more comfortable than a mouth full of splinters, and much more aesthetically pleasing than a metallic smile.
Why might they be for me?
Teeth loss can occur in people at any age for a number of reasons, such as bad oral hygiene and symptoms of diseases such as gingivitis. Dentures can help fill in the gaps to complete your smile and give you that extra boost of confidence. As well as improving the appearance of the teeth, they can also offer a better quality of life.
Properties of Modern Day Dentures
Modern dentures are commonly made out of acrylic resins and are designed to look realistic, fitting in nicely with the natural alignment of the teeth and gums. After a few visits to the dentist, specially designed dentures are crafted to fit the patient’s mouth, sitting on the gum tissue. The upper fixtures usually have a little suction to hold them firmly onto the upper row of teeth. With regular dentures, lower fixtures may need to be balanced by the patient.
Don’t like the idea of keeping your teeth in a glass of water beside your bed? Not keen on having the risk of your teeth falling out at every meal? Fixed dentures – or implant-assisted dentures – may be a better option for you. These dentures are just as comfortable and just as credible as regular dentures. All they require is a series of implants into the patient’s gums, and then the dentures are permanently screwed on, holding them firmly in place with no risk of them falling out at dinner time! Contact Mossley Dental care near to Dunkinfield for more information
June 24th, 2012
Unless you really want an authentic air in your performance of the Pirates of Penzance, losing a tooth may not seem to have too many advantages. But how do you go about filling that gap? Dentures were once the main solution but dental implants are now the most popular choice. This is because of and their ability to maintain and encourage the growth of surrounding dental tissue, as well as their longer term effectiveness.
Benefits over other treatments
The obvious of dental implants in comparison to dentures are their functionality. When done correctly, a dental implant will function just like a normal tooth. A common occurrence after tooth loss is atrophy (the gradual decay of the bone where the tooth used to sit), which can cause changes in jaw shape. Dental implants can help maintain and encourage the growth of the bone structure. The procedure also does not require healthy teeth surrounding the gap to be affected, whereas dental bridges can need nearby teeth to be removed in order to accommodate the replacement tooth.
Firstly, the state of your teeth and gums will be assessed. If there are any symptoms that you are suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, these will need to be attended to before treatment can begin. Planning the procedure will require x-rays and, possibly a CT scan to consider the quality of the bone tissue and any anatomical structures to evade during drilling. It should be noted that implants need a good quality and quantity of available bone, but if this isn’t the case there is always the possibility of a bone graft.
The gum, in the area where the implant is to sit, is cut and lifted, after which a hole is made in a precise location on the jaw using a dental drill. A titanium implant is then fitted tightly into this socket and the gums are then stitched over the dental implant. Once placed, the implant is left to heal for between 6 weeks and 6 months. After this healing period, a temporary crown is fitted for between four and six weeks. After this, the permanent prosthesis can be fitted.
If you have any questions concerning dental implant please feel free to call the practice. We are based in Stockport but provide services for patients throughout the North and the UK.
September 1st, 2011
It is advisable to clean your dentures over a sink containing water or over a towel, as this can aid in the prevention of damage should you accidentally drop the denture. Always use lukewarm water to rinse your dentures and use a specially designed denture cleaning product, rather than normal toothpaste.
Brush your dentures using a special denture brush instead of a traditional toothbrush. Take care to be gentle as brushing too hard may cause damage to the denture. Use a special dental cleanser to soak your dentures. While you are soaking your denture, brush your natural teeth in the normal way and use mouthwash to rinse your mouth and remove any remaining plaque or food deposits.
It is important to store your dentures in a safe place. If dentures are left out they can become dry and lose their shape, so it is advisable to soak them in lukewarm water or a denture cleaning solution, when you are not wearing them.
If you damage or break your dentures, arrange to see your dentist. Depending on the nature of the damage, your dentist may be able to repair the denture. It is not usually advisable to try and fix your own dentures, as this may cause further damage. If you require any more advice on cleaning your dentures, speak to your local Dukinfield dentist, who will be able to offer expert advice and tips relating to denture care.
August 9th, 2011
It really is no good at all to have a set of teeth which is not complete. Aside from how this makes your mouth look strange, you will also be unable to carry out many of the functions that you take for granted. Eating and drinking, let alone talking, suddenly become much more difficult or even impossible in some cases. Humans have long been concerned with replacing missing teeth and we have developed a number of effective ways of doing so which are available in dental surgeries up and down the country.
Audenshaw dentists are telling their patients that one of the options for replacing teeth does not deserve the negative stereotypes which persist around it. Dentures are long overdue a reappraisal, especially in the light of the vast improvements which have been made in their construction and therefore usability.
Many of the problems associated with dentures are simply not applicable anymore. The tendency of dentures to slip out of the mouth during meals or even speech and the possibility of them being painful to wear, were the results of the fact that they were mass produced according to a ‘one size fits all wearers’ principle. Nowadays, your dentist will make a set of dentures individually for you that will fit neatly into your unique mouth.
The materials being used allow for a more comfortable wear too and some types of denture can proudly boast of being ‘friction free’. Dentures represent a relatively hassle free way of replicating the functions of a full set of teeth. Ask your Ashton under lyne dentist about them and you might find that they are the solution you’ve been looking for.