Losing a tooth or teeth can be extremely painful and cause activities which you take for granted to be difficult. Eating and drinking can be problematic and you might feel embarrassed about your appearance at social occasions, especially if your loss has caused your cheeks to sag, making you appear older than you are. The fitting of dentures might be the ideal solution and you should ask your London dentist about them today if you have lost teeth.
You might have lost teeth if you were in an accident or because they have decayed as a result of disease, poor oral hygiene or simply old age. Dentures can come as a complete set or partial set, depending on how many replacements you need. They are designed to resemble natural teeth and are vital either to replace all of your teeth or to fill in a gap and stop the remaining teeth from shifting into the positions where the missing teeth used to be. Advances in technology mean that the dentures people are given today are more comfortable than they used to be and removable to make cleaning easier.
If you would prefer a permanent solution and don’t want the worry of your dentures slipping while you are talking, eating or drinking, non-removable options are also available. Dental implants and fixed bridges mean that you can clean your replacement teeth just like you would any other tooth. The implants can be quite expensive but they are a long term and durable solution.
Dentures are usually made from acrylic resin materials and can be held in place by the natural suction of gums. Some people prefer to apply a fixing agent every day to keep them in place. They last many years with good care but you will probably need replacements in the future if and when your mouth changes shape. If you want to know more about dentures, talk to your London dentist today.