Missing teeth can seriously affect your quality of life. You may have difficulty speaking and eating, not to mention feeling self-conscious when you talk or smile. That is why many people opt for dentures to replacing missing teeth and fill the gaps in their smile. However, if your dentures have been poorly fitted or have become loose over time, you will find that dental fixatives are often required to help them stay in place.
Dental fixatives come in the form of powders or pastes and are applied to the inside of dentures as an adhesive. They react with saliva in the mouth to form a glue-like substance, which prevents the dentures from falling out. However, there are a number of problems associated with dental fixatives. If too much of the fixative is applied, the paste can ooze out from under the denture, making it uncomfortable and difficult to remove. If too little fixative is applied to the denture it will become loose and food may become stuck underneath it when eating.
At Mossley Dental Care, Hyde we provide a safe and reliable alternative to dental fixatives: Dental implants. Dental implants are titanium metal rods that replace the root of the tooth and are fixed directly into the jaw bone. A porcelain tooth is then attached to the implant in order to replace the missing tooth. There are a variety of implants available depending on your requirements and implants can be used to replace one tooth or even to secure a full set of dentures. Contact our team to discuss which implants may be the most suitable for you.
The advantages of dental implants…
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. The replacement teeth can be brushed alongside your natural teeth, avoiding the hassle of traditional dentures, which must be removed and cleaned each night. Dental implants will allow you to eat, socialise and play sport without worrying that you’re dentures might fall out. And because they look and feel exactly like your own teeth, no one will ever guess that you’ve had dental work done!
Contact the practice today to find out more about dental implants.