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!
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.
We are proud to offer terrific tooth replacements for patients in Chepstow and beyond. If gaps are getting you down this winter, we can restore your smile and your confidence so that you’re ready and raring to go for the festive season.
The benefits of replacing missing teeth
Missing teeth can contribute to a host of problems in the mouth, from an increased risk of oral disease and movement of the remaining teeth to poor aesthetics, reduced confidence and impaired speech and chewing ability. With natural looking restorative treatments, we are able to combat potential issues and create healthy looking, functional smiles, which will also contribute to increased confidence and self-esteem.
Which is the best option for me?
We offer a range of tooth replacements including dentures, dental implants and dental bridges. There are pros and cons of each treatment and we can go through these and discuss the different treatments and how they work when you have a consultation. In some cases, there is a clear favourite due to the nature of a patient’s dental needs, while in others, a range of options may be suitable and patients have more choice.
Dental bridges are generally recommended for a single missing tooth, while implants and dentures are suitable for patients with multiple missing teeth. Implants offer longevity, function and convenience, as they are very easy to look after and they last a lifetime, but they are the most expensive option.
When you have your consultation, your dentist will assess your dental needs and they can then discuss your options, answer your questions and explain how each treatment could be of benefit to you. We can consider a number of factors when we are planning your treatment, including treatment time, cost and preferences.
If you have troublesome gaps in your smile, now is the perfect time to look into tooth replacement treatments. Call us now to find out more!
Whether you are unable to wear conventional dentures due to bone loss or you are searching for a tooth replacement treatment, which offers greater stability than traditional dentures, we can help. Implant-retained dentures are dentures with a difference. Rather than being held in place by the natural suction power of the gums, these dentures are anchored by dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium devices, which are fixed into small holes in the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Implants are special because they are able to integrate into the bone tissue and once this process has taken place, a denture can be attached to the implants. With implants there to support the denture, patients can enjoy increased bite power, amazing aesthetics and the ability to perform everyday activities with ease. Implant-retained dentures also give you peace of mind; with the implants in place, there is no risk of a denture slipping, irritating the gums or becoming loose and this means you can smile, interact and communicate with others and eat without any hassle or stress. We usually recommend between 4 and 6 dental implants per denture. In cases where bone loss may be a problem, we can fit mini dental implants, rather than traditional implants. Treatment time is around 3-6 months and the results of treatment are incredible!