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Dental implantsDental implants are a relatively new concept in the world of tooth replacement and they have a very big impact in a small space of time. A long term solution for missing teeth, dental implants offer a versatile option for patients with any number of missing teeth. Implants are made from titanium and are used to replace the root of the missing tooth. They are placed inside openings in the jaw bone and attached to crowns, dentures or dental bridges. When you have an implant and the restoration has been attached, the tooth looks completely natural and it will function in exactly the same way.
DenturesDentures are a very popular solution for patients with a large number of missing teeth. These custom-made sets of false teeth are designed to restore the aesthetic of the smile and enable you to eat and speak with ease. Modern dentures are very convincing and they also offer a much higher level of comfort and functionality than dentures of old. We offer partial and complete dentures at Clifton Dental Studio.
Which treatment is best for me?Dental implants provide a long-term solution, amazing aesthetics and the best level of functionality and they are easy to look after. However, they are expensive and treatment does take a while, as the implants have to integrate into the bone tissue. Dentures are a more affordable option, but they don’t last as long, they require maintenance and they don’t offer the same aesthetic standards as implants, although they do look very natural. Your dentist can help you to make a decision and will go through the pros and cons of each option with you.
Assessment for modern day denturesAfter 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 denturesIndividuals are offered choices in dentures for partial or full teeth replacement. Partial, immediate and complete dentures may be:
- acrylic resin bonded to metal base
Wear and care of modern day denturesDentures 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.
- 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.
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!
Partial denturesPartial 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 denturesComplete 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.
- Dentures: dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth. They are custom-designed for the individual and held in place by the suction of the gums. They look like natural teeth and enable you to eat and speak with confidence. We use the finest materials to create high quality dentures and we also offer implant-retained dentures for those looking for improved stability. This option relates to dentures anchored by dental implants.
- Dental bridges: bridges are a popular option for patients who have a single missing tooth. They are most commonly made from a false tooth, which is supported on either side by a dental crown. Bridge treatment is simple and painless and you can choose from a range of materials, all of which create a very natural look. We can usually complete treatment in two sessions and bridges should last up to 15 years.
- Dental implants: implants are an option for patients with single or multiple missing teeth. Treatment involves placing a titanium implant into a small opening in the jaw bone and then connecting a crown, bridge or denture once the implant has integrated into the bone tissue (usually three to eight months later). Implants last for many years and they give you the same level of functionality as healthy, strong natural teeth.