Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace teeth that are missing due to decay or disease or perhaps as the result of some kind of physical trauma. They incorporate a whole or part dental arc with synthetic gum tissue to create the appearance of a full set of teeth. Most people are probably aware of dentures and will know somebody who uses them, especially if you are of a certain age.
Although the standard of dental care in the UK has improved dramatically over the last fifty years, there is still quite a big chance that you will lose some or all of your teeth at some point later in life. Once a certain number of teeth have been lost, it often becomes very difficult to eat and talk with only a few remaining teeth. A Weston-super-Mare dentist might then suggest the removal of the remaining teeth (depending on their condition) and the use of dentures.
A well-fitting set of dentures should stay in place by suction alone, but often due to gum erosion the dentures feel loose. If this is the case then you should always go to see your dentist. The options usually involve adjusting the dentures to fit better over the gums or to start using denture adhesives. Although a more modern alternative may be to have mini-implants fitted into your jawbone. Like the larger dental implants to replace single missing teeth, mini-implants are screwed directly into the jaw and fuse with the existing tissue. They can then act as a base onto which can be clipped and unclipped the dentures. This will keep them secure and alleviate any anxiety about loose dentures.
Dentures are the most suitable solution for patients who have many missing teeth. They restore the appearance and functionality of your original teeth, meaning you will no longer have to be embarrassed about your smile.