03 Jul

Central London dentists and dentures: how they can work for you and your needs

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.