February 4th, 2012
Many people who wear dentures are unsure as to whether denture adhesives are necessary. The truth is they’re not – but they can make wearing dentures feel more comfortable, and alleviate worries. If your dentures slip regularly, see your dentist – it may be that you simply need a denture adjustment.
However, if you feel more comfortable using denture adhesive, there is no reason not to. There are two kinds of denture adhesives currently available.
The first type is the powdered adhesives, which you apply simply by applying a thin layer of powder onto the inside of your denture before you put the denture in place. These are easier to clean off than other types of adhesives, and they don’t affect your bite. If you opt for a powdered adhesive, you’ll have to remember to clean your denture rather than simply rinse it with water.
The second kind of denture adhesive is paste adhesives. You apply these moderately onto the tissue surface of a clean, dry denture, before placing it in position. This is less convenient than the powdered denture for a couple of reasons: if you apply too much, it might ooze out and alter the structure of your bite. It’s also much harder to clean off thoroughly.
Your denture adhesive should keep your dentures in place for a good amount of time, though it’s dependent upon a variety of factors. Upper dentures tend to stay in for longer, because they do not have to deal with the movements and friction that lower dentures get from your tongue, cheeks and mouth.
People with dentures should still see their dentists for check-ups twice annually. If you think you might need a denture adhesive, ask your London dentist for advice and information on what kind will suit you best.
December 18th, 2011
If you are missing one of more of your natural teeth, every day activities such as eating your favorite foods, laughing, smiling, or speaking with others can cause you to be embarrassed or feel uncomfortable in public. Your missing teeth are detrimental to your confidence and self esteem, inhibiting you from living your life to the fullest. Fortunately, the advancements of modern dentistry has a solution for you: dentures. Dentures could help you get the confidence back that you need and give you back the luxury of enjoying every day life again. Dentures come in two different types of removal false teeth: partial dentures and full dentures. Partial dentures are a good option if you are missing only some of your natural teeth. Partial dentures recreate the missing teeth you need replaced, working around the natural teeth you have remaining. Full dentures are the way to go if you are missing all of your natural teeth. Full dentures recreate your complete set of teeth, including the gums. Whatever type of dentures you need, your dentist will make sure that they look and feel natural so that they are completely comfortable for you to wear every day. Your local dentist in the City of London would be happy to help you get started on your journey to getting dentures, so come speak to us at our offices today for a consultation.
October 19th, 2011
So what do you do in London if you lose a tooth, a few teeth or indeed, all of your teeth? There are many ways such as implants and bridges to plug a few gaps, but you should never overlook the ideas of having partial or full dentures fitted because the technology has changed beyond those horrible images that you may have of them and they have become more user friendly these days and a damn lot easier to wear. Dental implants have helped a lot of users of dentures to be able to wear dentures without the fear of them dropping out during the most important of situations. There are also some great Fixodent’s on sale that can also help keep your dentures in the mouth. But best of all, the materials from which dentures are made from have changed immensely and not only do they stick to the inside of your mouth better, but they also look more natural when they are put in. The thing is, if you have to wear them for whatever reason, you will have to, if only to maintain the way your jaws close together and so protect the future of your jaws, your neck and back, as these can be affected by a bad ‘bite’.
September 16th, 2011
Dentures are sets of false teeth mounted on platforms that can be worn to replicate a full set of teeth when all of the natural teeth have been lost. This can happen in old age, as the result of a severe accident or after a period of poor dental health resulting in large scale dental decay or serious gum disease.
For many years dentures could be uncomfortable for the wearer and had a tendency to slip out of the mouth when the wearer spoke or ate. This is to say nothing of how messy they could be after meal times.
Denture technology has improved immeasurably since those days and they are enjoying something of a renaissance amongst patients in the United Kingdom. The main improvement is the fact that dentures are now made individually for the wearer. This allows the dentist who makes the dentures to take into account the contours of the patient’s gums. The advantages of this are manifold. A tighter fit means that there is less chance of food getting trapped between denture and gum. Also there will be a lower propensity for dentures to slip out and they will cause less friction. Denture wearers can either fix their dentures in place every day by using a special dental sealant or rely on the suction of gums.
Friction free materials also help and dentures are becoming more durable too. They still require a standard of care to make sure they are long lasting, but with the right level of being looked after dentures ought to last several decades.
If you have lost all of your teeth you will need to replace them and your London dentist can give you lots of information about dentures.
August 13th, 2011
Dentures are a perfectly valid way to replace a set of lost teeth. If all of your teeth have been lost then they will need to be replaced in one fashion or another. Several methods are available including the permanent solution of dental implants and the less invasive dental bridges. But you should also consider dentures as a solution because the modern variant is a vast improvement on the older type of denture which has been the subject of such negative stereotyping.
Dentures are essentially a set of false teeth mounted onto a platform which can be worn in the mouth through the suction of gums or using a fixing gel. In the past they were mass produced and so no allowance was made for the fact that each mouth is shaped uniquely. These old types of denture were often uncomfortable and could slip out easily during meal times or even while the wearer was speaking.
The improvements in dentures technology allows the wearer to get a set of dentures which are much more comfortable because dentists make them individually according to the contours of the patient’s gums. The use of modern materials such as valplast allows some dentures to be free from friction and wearers are reporting a high degree of satisfaction with the products.
Ask your dentist in the City of London about dentures and how they are able to provide a long term solution to tooth loss. They are more affordable than some other methods, don’t require invasive surgery and can be worn in the short term if you are trying to decide about whether to go through with dental implants, for example.
July 3rd, 2011
It might seem like an obvious thing to say but missing all of your teeth can have a major impact on your ability to do a number of things that you take for granted in your every day life. Losing your teeth is something that, thankfully, most people will never have to deal with. But it can happen. It is true that it is more common in old age but a period of ill health or an accident that severely affects the mouth can leave patients with no teeth.
The resulting issues will be difficult to deal with. Talking in a fashion that can be understood is extremely difficult without teeth because tongues use teeth to form syllables and consonants. Food digestion starts in the mouth with teeth chewing it up. So it is vital that, in the event of large scale tooth loss, they are replaced by things that replicate their function.
A common way of doing this is dentures. Dentures, in one form or another, have been around for a long time as people sought to ensure that, even without natural teeth, they would still be able to eat and talk without problems. In the distant past things like animal bones and teeth were used, as well as pieces of wood and other natural materials.
Modern dentures are much more advanced than these primitive methods however. Your Central London dentist will be able to sculpt an individual set of dentures that fits comfortably in your mouth. You can either hold them in place using a special fixing gel or just by relying on the suction of your gums. They are in inexpensive option for replacing lost teeth.
June 14th, 2011
When it comes to the time that you succumbed to the fact that you have to have dentures, you move into a completely new world of dentistry and in London, you have specialist dentists that are versed in the exact science of modern dentures. Gone are the terrible years of gluing in ugly, ill fitting plastic teeth, because there has been a radical new attitude towards the wearing of dentures. When you lose some or all of your teeth, the gums can continue to shrink which meant, in the past, the dentures became even more ill-fitting. Dentures are designed by well trained technicians that are personalized to you; no more off the shelf dentures. Modern dentures are made from softer, natural looking materials and measured to give an exact fit inside the mouth for comfort and function. Partial dentures can be designed to fit with accuracy around the teeth that remain, preventing them from movement. The sealant around today offer better strength and the discovery of the mini-implants has allowed the dentures to lock inside the mouth. All this equates to better freedom for the wearer to go about their average day without fear of the dentures falling out.
May 10th, 2011
If you have experienced tooth loss then the really important thing for you to do is to get then replaced with something that replicates their functions properly in your mouth. Eating food without teeth, let alone talking, is difficult at best so you will need to consult your Central London dentist in order to determine what the next step is.
Many patients are opting for the permanence of the dental implants solution. Dental implants essentially involve having a socket placed beneath the gum that will fuse with you jaw bone. Into these sockets, false teeth can be secured and they are provided with an incredibly secure foundation. The solution is a permanent one but requires invasive surgery.
That is why many people still choose to have their dentist fit them with a set of dentures. These are a set of removable false teeth which are held in place either by the suction power of gums or through the use of a bonding agent which can be applied daily. Because they can be removed at any time (although this is more difficult if bonding agent is used) they are attractive as a possible temporary solution while patients make up their mind about whether to undergo surgery to have dental implants.
Dentures are also relatively cheap compared to some other procedures and are far more comfortable than they used to be. The problems of dentures slipping out of the mouth are not as common now that dentists can make dentures more expertly to fit the unique contours of the wearer with greater success. Central London dentists know all about dentures and they will be happy to answer any queries that you have about them so that you can make up your mind if you have lost a number of your teeth.
April 19th, 2011
Dentures have a quite undeserved reputation which associates them only with older people who have trouble keeping their teeth in at meal times and while they talk. But the fact is that dentures are a vital tool in solving the problem of tooth loss. If you have lost some or all of your teeth then the problem will have to be solved so that you can get on with your life and eat and talk in comfort. There are a number of options presented by modern dentistry but dentures retain their popularity for a number of reasons.
For one thing dentures are highly adaptable and they are available in full and partial sets. It is not the case that you only get dentures fitted when all teeth have been lost. Modern dentures are also far more comfortable than the stereotypes might have you believe. Able to be held in place either by fixing gels or through the natural suction ability of your gums, dentures tend to be made from materials these days which cause the minimum amount of friction to your gums.
The fact that dentures are total removable means that they are an advantage for some. Having dental implant work done, for example, is a big decision for many people and dentures can be worn in the mean time while patients make up their mind about what the options are. You can persist with dentures or opt for another solution at a later date.
Compared to some of these other options, dentures are also relatively affordable which will be a consideration for many people in these chastened economic times. Book an appointment with your London dentist to ask him or her about the various solutions to tooth loss.
April 1st, 2011
Many people who lose their teeth now opt for dental implants to replace them. The benefits of dental implants are obvious: they are extremely permanent and durable. However, dental implants are not suitable for everybody and some patients might be better choosing another method of replacing their teeth, perhaps a set of dentures (either full or partial) or dental bridge work if the conditions are right.
Dental implants have become popular because the implants themselves are such a secure housing for replacement teeth. This is possible because an implant is placed carefully beneath the gum against the jaw bone. Over time the implant will fuse with the bone in a process that scientists call osseointegration. Effectively the implant becomes part of the mouth and the false tooth that is housed in it will be very secure in its position.
In order for this procedure to be carried out, dental implants require fairly invasive surgery to take place. This will not be suitable for every single patient. Usually the operation is done under local anaesthetic which will be too much for some patients who are especially frail. Those with blood disorders might not be suitable patients either.
Dental implants can be done with the purpose of housing just a stand alone tooth but they can also be used to support a bridge of replacement teeth. In this case it will have to be determined whether your jaw bone is up to the job. Such a procedure will put the bone under some strain; most healthy people will be able to cope with it but not everyone, particularly if you have a bone disorder.
Your London dentist will be able to give you a full consultation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.