Dentures are a very popular treatment for missing teeth. They are false teeth, which are available in full sets to replace entire arches of missing teeth or in smaller sets, known as partial dentures. At Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol, we provide modern, functional and natural looking dentures made from the finest quality materials.
Dentures have been used to replace lost teeth for many years, but the design and manufacturing processes have come a long way and modern dentures are very different to the dentures of old. We use the finest materials and the latest designs to provide clients with amazing natural looking dentures, which offer all the benefits of natural teeth.
Dentures are an excellent solution for patients who have a few missing teeth or an entire arch of lost teeth. We recommend replacing missing teeth for a number of reasons. Not only do gaps affect the look of your smile and your self-esteem, they also contribute to problems with speech and the ability to eat, as well as increasing the risk of oral diseases.
The treatment process
All our dentures are custom-made for the individual. Prior to treatment, your dentist will discuss the treatment options with you and create impressions of your teeth and gums, which will serve as a template for your denture. Dentures are held in place by the natural suction of the gums and they function like natural teeth. Once the denture has been returned from the laboratory, treatment can begin and your dentist will advise you how to care for your denture and organise follow-up appointments to check the fit and function of your denture.
Alternatives to dentures include dental bridges and dental implants. If you would like to arrange a consultation to discuss these options, contact us today!
Dental implants are a modern dental phenomenon and we are incredibly proud to offer implant treatment and implant-retained dentures right here in Bristol. If you’re not up to scratch with implant info, here is a guide to the ins and outs of implant-retained dentures:
What are dental implants and when are they used?
Dental implants are a modern solution for patients with missing teeth and can be used as an alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This means that once the implant is placed inside a socket in the jaw bone, it can integrate into the actual bone tissue. Integration facilitates enhanced stability, which means that the new tooth offers the same level of strength and functionality as a healthy natural tooth.
Dental implants are suited to most people with missing teeth, as they are compatible with various different restorations including bridges, dentures and single crowns.
Everything you need to know about implant-retained dentures
Implant-retained dentures are secured by dental implants. With this treatment, you can enjoy all the benefits of implants and dentures combined. Sometimes, people have issues with dentures, such as a poor fit, irritation and limited ability to enjoy a wide range of foods. With implant-retained dentures, none of these issues are a concern and you can enjoy peace of mind that your denture is completely stable.
Implant-retained dentures may be advisable for patients who have experienced problems with traditional dentures in the past or those who have a large number of missing teeth. Implants are built to last for many years and provide the closest match to natural teeth. If you’d like to find out more, simply call reception or pop in and book an appointment.
Dentures sometimes get a hard time, but if you still have the impression of great big bulky, heavy sets of false teeth when you hear somebody mention dentures, you’ll get a lovely surprise when you see our magnificent modern restorations. Gone are the days of uncomfortable artificial teeth and today, dentures are sleek, natural looking and comfortable.
The beautiful benefits of our modern dentures
We use only the finest materials and are fortunate to work with highly skilled dental technicians. As a result, our modern dentures don’t just look great, they also offer all the functional benefits of healthy strong teeth.
We offer partial and complete dentures for all your tooth loss needs and our modern dentures offer the following benefits:
natural looking aesthetics
impressive bite power
We offer a comprehensive denture service and will be here every step of the way, from the initial consultation to follow-up sessions. We carry out repairs as necessary and also check the fit of the denture on a regular basis to prevent irritation and pain.
With our modern dentures, you can look forward to enjoying meals out, meeting new people and showing off your new smile with confidence.
If you are interested in denture treatment or would like to book a consultation to find out more about dentures at Clifton Dental Studio, why not give us a call or pop in and see us?
Advancement in technologies, novel materials used in dentistry and innovative dental techniques have led to the development of modern denture solutions for replacing missing teeth. Teeth can be lost due to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. Modern day dentures are able to replace one or more missing teeth.
Assessment for modern day dentures
After assessment, if dentures are suitable, individuals have choices in the type of denture they may prefer. Using dental impressions and images, dentures are custom-made. Time may be needed for gums to heal from extraction before temporary dentures are provided. The bespoke dentures are then fitted and adjusted, providing fully functional teeth with a natural smile.
Options in modern day dentures
Individuals are offered choices in dentures for partial or full teeth replacement. Partial, immediate and complete dentures may be:
acrylic resin bonded to metal base
Dentures serve to mimic natural teeth and gums, restoring oral function for eating and speaking, and giving aesthetic appeal to the face and smile. Immediate dentures may need adjustment as the oral contours change. Plastic dentures may be less flexible than acrylic resin dentures with a metal base.
It is natural for gum tissue to change over time and dentures may need adjustment. There is also an initial period of getting used to denture wear. For better retention and stability, some people opt for implant-supported dentures that feel and look just like natural teeth supporting facial structures and expression.
Wear and care of modern day dentures
Dentures are designed for daily wear, approximately eight hours per day. Dentures may be soaked in a cleansing solution or lukewarm water overnight and cleaned with a soft-bristled brush, allowing gums to rest overnight. Following dentist-recommended guidelines for oral hygiene practise, denture care and repair allows patients to get the best out of their dentures for longer-lasting results.
If you are interested in having dentures please contact Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol today for a consultation.
If you’ve recently started wearing dentures, here are five top tips and tricks to ensure a smooth transition and to help you get the most out of your dentures:
Practice reading out loud: it can take a little time to get used to speaking with dentures, so try reading out loud and practising talking during the first few days.
Stick to soft foods at first: at first, it may feel slightly odd when you try and eat with your new dentures, but you will soon get used to them and eating will become second nature. For the first few days, we recommend sticking to soft foods such as yoghurts, scrambled eggs, soup and mashed potato. As you become more comfortable with your denture, you can start introducing slightly harder foods. It’s best to avoid anything sticky, such as chewy sweets, when you have dentures.
Use both sides of your mouth when you eat: avoid eating on one side of your mouth only, as this will create an imbalance. Try to chew using both sides, take small mouthfuls and chew slowly until you have become accustomed to eating with your dentures.
Drink plenty of water: it’s a good idea to drink lots of water when you first get your dentures, particularly at meal times and after eating.
Wear your denture every day: it’s important to wear your denture every day so that you get used to it quicker and to reduce the risk of gum recession and bone loss.
If you have any questions about your new dentures or would like advice, don’t hesitate to call and speak to our dentists or pop in and see us.
If you lose a tooth or a number of teeth, there are various options open to you. Losing a tooth can be distressing, but the good news is that modern prostheses are incredibly effective as well as natural looking, so rest assured that we can restore your smile to its former glory. If you have a single, multiple or full arches of missing teeth, we can help. Call today to find out more about our terrific tooth replacements.
What are my options?
There are three main options for replacing missing teeth. These are dental bridges, dentures and dental implants.
Dental bridges: bridges are a reliable and effective solution for missing teeth and are commonly used when a single tooth has been lost. Bridges are usually made from ceramics, and can sometimes be fused to metal. A traditional fixed bridge is made from a bar of crowns and literally bridges the gap left by a lost tooth. These bridges take two sessions to make and fit and should last for up to 15 years. Bridge treatment is simple and painless. The first session is used to plan treatment and create the template for the bridge and the second appointment (usually two weeks later) is used to place the bridge.
Dentures: dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth used to replace multiple teeth or entire arches of teeth. They are generally made from acrylic and metal and modern dentures are very lifelike. Dentures are custom-fit for the individual and are built to last. We will check your denture every time you have a check-up and can provide repairs and replacements with minimal hassle. Dentures are a good choice for those with a large number of missing teeth and the treatment process is very simple.
Dental implants: dental implants offer a long-term option for patients with single or multiple missing teeth. The implant itself replaces the missing tooth root and it is then attached to a crown, bridge or denture, which replaces the crown section. Implants last for many years and they offer the same level of stability and functionality as a natural tooth root.
If you would like to discuss your treatment options with our experience dental team, call us today!
Dentures are an effective tooth replacement treatment and have been used to restore beautiful, healthy and functional smiles for many years. We are delighted to offer modern partial and complete dentures.
Partial dentures are designed to replace a single lost tooth or multiple missing teeth. They are made to blend in with the natural teeth for a seamless aesthetic and help to restore function to the mouth, as well as preventing the remaining teeth from slipping out of position. Partial dentures are secured using clasps and they represent a simple and affordable option for patients who have lost their natural teeth through injury or decay.
Complete dentures are made to replace entire arches of missing teeth and they can transform the smile, as well as improving quality of life and confidence. We use the latest imaging techniques and impressions of your teeth to create custom-designed dentures that enable you to speak, eat and smile without anxiety. If you’ve had a number of missing teeth for a long period of time, you will find that wearing a denture will have a positive effect on your day to day life, as well as your confidence. Our complete dentures are made from high quality materials and are designed to mimic the aesthetic of healthy, beautiful teeth.
Dentures are held in place by the suction of the gums, but it is also possible to add security and stability by using fixative or investing in implant-retained dentures, which are stabilised by dental implants.
If you have missing teeth and you would like to do something about it, don’t hesitate to call us and make an appointment for a consultation. We can go through the pros and cons of treatments, talk to you about the treatment process and explore other options, such as implants.
If you’re looking for a comfortable solution for missing teeth, our partial and complete dentures could be just the ticket. We use modern design concepts and high grade materials to create beautiful, bespoke dentures.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth designed to look and function like natural teeth. There are different styles available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures replace a small number of teeth, while a complete or full denture replaces an entire arch.
Usually, dentures are held securely by the natural suction of the gums. However, it is possible to use denture fixative for added security. We also offer implant-retained dentures, which are supported by dental implants.
How are dentures made?
We make dentures based on impressions of your teeth and images of your face. Our aim is to create a well-fitted, natural looking denture that enables you to feel confident when you smile and facilitates clear speech and the ability to eat a range of foods with ease. Our dentures are made by highly skilled dental technicians. Once they are ready, we will fit them and check that you are happy with your new smile. We will then arrange follow-up appointments to check the fit and the condition of the denture. It is important to achieve a perfect fit with dentures, as ill-fitting dentures can cause sore spots to develop and irritate the gums.
What advantages do dentures offer?
Dentures offer a number of benefits for patients with multiple missing teeth. Dentures enhance the aesthetic of the smile and the overall facial look and they can make you look much younger. They are easy to keep clean and the treatment process is simple and non-invasive. Dentures are also more affordable than other tooth replacement treatments and you can start enjoying the results after just a couple of weeks.
To find out more about our outstanding modern dentures, call today and book your consultation.
If you have a missing tooth or a number of missing teeth you may be thinking about tooth replacement treatment, but which treatment is best and what’s the difference between dentures and dental implants?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth, which have been used for decades to replace missing natural teeth. Dentures come in two forms: partial dentures, which are used to replace a small number of teeth and full dentures, which are used to replace an entire arch. Dentures are usually made from acrylic and plastic and we use the highest quality materials and the latest techniques to produce perfectly-fitting, natural looking dentures.
Dental implants work as a more modern tooth replacement treatment and they are suitable for patients of all ages. They can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. The aim of an implant is to replace the tooth root. Like a natural root, the implant lies in the bone tissue and this allows optimum stability for the new tooth. Once the implant has merged with the bone, it can be connected to a bridge, crown or denture to complete the replacement. Implants are built to last for many years and they are currently the most durable option on the market.
Which one is best for me?
There are many factors to consider when deciding which treatment is best for you. These may include your dental needs, your budget, treatment time and your preferences in terms of aesthetics and maintenance. Implants last a lot longer than dentures, they are easier to look after, they produce more natural looking aesthetics and provide greater stability than dentures, but treatment can take a long time and implants are expensive. Denture treatment is faster and more affordable.
When you have a consultation, we can weigh up the pros and cons with you and go through the ins and outs of each option to help you decide.
Our implant-retained dentures could be the perfect solution for patients looking for peace of mind, amazing aesthetics and enhanced functionality in Bath and beyond. If you’ve had troubles with badly fitting dentures in the past or you’re searching for a long-term solution for missing teeth in 2015, Clifton Dental Studio could have the ideal solution for you.
What do implant-retained dentures do?
These dentures combine aspects of implant and denture treatment to provide a long-term and effective solution for tooth loss. These dentures offer much more than standard dentures and could be just what you’ve been looking for if you’ve experienced painful or poorly-fitted dentures in the past.
With implant-retained dentures, the dentures are secured in place using dental implants. Implants are small rods made of titanium that are inserted into the sockets in the jaw bone to take on the role of an artificial tooth root. Implants provide a similar level of stability to a natural tooth root. This means that the denture is completely stable and you won’t find it slipping out of place or losing its perfect fit.
With implant-retained dentures, the implants are placed first. This procedure involves positioning the implants in small holes in the bone of the jaw. Once the implants have integrated with the bone tissue, the denture is ready to be fitted and the teeth will look and feel like healthy, strong, natural teeth.
Implant-retained dentures boast a host of benefits, from increased stability and support to natural aesthetics, convenience and long-term results. Unlike normal dentures, which are held in place by the suction of the gums, these dentures are anchored by implants and this not only gives greater support, but also improves the function of the teeth. With implants, you can enjoy increased bite power, so no foods are off-limits, as well as enhanced facial aesthetics.