DENTURES

Dentures 

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If you are looking for a practice which can offer you everything you need in terms of dentures in the London area then look no further than us.

Dentures can bring back the smiles you used to enjoy flashing – before you suffered from the problems caused by missing teeth. The dentures can replace both the form and the function of teeth that have been lost, allowing you to smile, eat, and speak in a normal way once again – things that are very difficult to nearly impossible to do without teeth.

The idea of having dentures can make some people think of uncomfortable, rigid pieces of prosthetic teeth that can look unnatural when one smiles or opens the mouth. However, with the technology nowadays, there are a number of options available that can both serve as missing teeth replacements, while being aesthetically pleasing at the same time.

Are you interested in dentures as solutions for your missing teeth problems? Do you want to know more about the different types of dentures that are available, before you can make the decision to use them? Read on to know more about dentures, so that you can make the best choices for your missing teeth solutions.

 

Flexible Dentures

Flexible dentures provide missing teeth replacement options in a more comfortable manner. Flexible dentures are made with a flexible resin material that allows them to lock in place and attach to the undercut of the jaw bone – so there are fewer worries of the dentures moving around uncomfortably and in an embarrassing way. Dentures that are made of a more rigid material will not have the flexibility needed to firmly adhere to the jaw bone, which makes them more prone to uncomfortable and uncontrollable movement inside the mouth.

Flexible dentures are thin and light, making them ideal missing teeth replacements that are very comfortable to wear. The base of flexible dentures has a transparent pink colour which allows the natural colour and hue of the gums to be seen; the prosthetic teeth that are attached to the transparent pink base can be chosen to match the exact colour of your natural teeth, so that your smiles look natural as well.

The resin material of flexible dentures is non-porous in nature – making it virtually impossible for bacteria to grow or multiply on the surface of the flexible dentures base, eliminating the possibility of having bad breath while wearing the dentures – a problem that is common with people who wear rigid types of dentures. The base of the flexible dentures is very strong and virtually unbreakable, so there is no need for you to worry about damaging your dentures whenever you drop them on the sink when taking them out to be cleaned.

Metal Dentures

Metal dentures are those that have a part of the denture body that is made up of a metal casing, instead of being made completely out of plastic. Metal dentures can either have a metal base portion that comes in direct contact with the supporting tissues (palate or gums), or can have a metal base portion that does not come in direct contact with the supporting tissues of the gums or palate. Metal dentures can either be attached to a hard plastic body, or to a much softer liner material (which will need to be replaced on a yearly basis).

The metal base that is a part of a metal denture can provide added comfort to a denture wearer, since the additional weight of the metal portion can make the dentures more stable; this stability is especially beneficial when the metal dentures are used for the lower jaw. The added weight of the metal base contributes to the stability of the lower jaw dentures, causing the metal dentures to settle down firmly onto a jaw ridge.

Metal dentures are hypoallergenic and biocompatible, making them safe to wear without having to worry about allergic reactions or other negative reactions inside the mouth; they are also considered to be more stable when compared to dentures that are made from plastic alone. Metal dentures also provide the denture wearer with a more natural, more comfortable feeling – attributable to the additional weight from the metal portion of the dentures base.

Acrylic Dentures

Acrylic dentures are considered to be the simplest or most basic types of dentures; they are also the oldest types of dentures that have been used for missing teeth solutions. Acrylic dentures are usually used as temporary dentures, since they are much easier to reline and adjust compared to metal-based dentures. These types of dentures can be used on a temporary basis while waiting for metal-based dentures (or more permanent dentures), or while waiting for dental implants to be healed and attached to other teeth restorations.

Acrylic dentures may be the most cost effective denture solution, since they are relatively easier to manufacture compared to dentures that have other materials. Acrylic dentures can have metal parts, but these are mostly to hold them in place – and not to serve as the base of the denture itself. However, the lower cost of the manufacturing acrylic dentures translates to less durability as well – acrylic dentures are less sturdy and reliable when compared to dentures made from other materials.

Acrylic dentures can also have a tendency to be thick and bulky – and may not look as natural or aesthetically pleasing as dentures made with metal, or other materials being used nowadays in the creation of dentures. The fit of acrylic dentures may not be comfortable, and may not feel natural inside the mouth. It may be challenging for acrylic dentures to stay in place for long periods of time, because of their bulk; it is especially difficult for acrylic dentures to stay firmly in place in the case of dentures used for the lower jaw, since the sealing action may not be possible (as in the case of acrylic dentures being used on the upper jaw).

Valplast Dentures

Valplast dentures are flexible partial dentures that are custom-made in a dental laboratory, and are made of a nylon resin material that makes it more flexible than traditional partial removable dentures. A Valplast flexible partial denture does not have metal parts, making it possible for the dentures to be worn discreetly, as there is no need for others to know that you are wearing dentures (metal clasps are obvious signs that a person is wearing dentures).

Valplast dentures are lightweight, making them one of the most comfortable denture options out in the market today. The lightweight but strong material feels very natural inside the mouth, so you can chew food, smile, or even laugh naturally without having to endure a bulky or unnatural feeling inside the mouth all the time. The flexibility of the material used in making the Valplast dentures allow these prosthetic dental appliances to adapt to the natural contours and movement of the mouth – so that you can enjoy all of the normal activities without having to worry all the time about a rigid and bulky prosthetic dental appliance inside your mouth.

The nylon resin material of Valplast dentures is unbreakable, so there is no need to worry about damaging or breaking the dentures when they are dropped onto a hard surface – such as the sink, whenever the dentures are brought out to be cleaned. The unbreakable nylon resin material of every Valplast dentures comes with a lifetime warranty against fracture and breakage.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are those that are immediately put into place right after tooth extraction, without the need to wait for a few days to have the prosthetic teeth. Immediate dentures can be created ahead of time by obtaining a cast of the mouth of the patient even before teeth are extracted, so that the immediate dentures can be ready and finished right after the teeth have been extracted. Immediate dentures eliminates the need for a patient to go toothless for a period of time after teeth extraction – which may be the case for other types of dentures that will be fabricated after the tooth have been extracted.

After teeth extraction, the immediate dentures will firmly be put into place; the dentures can be beneficial in stopping or at least minimising the bleeding that is normal after teeth have been extracted. An immediate denture will allow the patient to get used to the dentures right after the teeth have been extracted, instead of having to deal with a toothless condition first – and then learning how to speak with dentures on after a period spanning a few days.

Immediate dentures prevent any distortions that may occur on the face following teeth extractions; the immediate dentures will immediately replace the form and function of the teeth that have been removed, and can save a patient from the embarrassment and discomfort of having to go through a few days without teeth. However, there are times when immediate dentures will not fit as comfortably as dentures that are created after teeth extraction – since the gums have not yet fully healed when the immediate dentures are put into place.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are used to replace the form and function of all natural teeth that have been lost. Complete dentures allow an individual to have a better quality of life by providing teeth replacements even after the loss of all of the natural teeth. If you have complete dentures, you may spend a short period of time learning how to get used to the feel of the dentures on your mouth, and how to use and maximise them to their full potential.

Complete dentures can be conventional, or immediate. Conventional complete dentures are placed when the gums have been given enough time to be healed after teeth have been extracted – usually after eight to 12 months from the time of teeth extraction. Complete dentures that are placed in the conventional way generally have a more comfortable feel, since the gums and bone ridges of the jaw have had sufficient time to heal and adjust to the toothless condition. Temporary dentures may be provided to help the patient while waiting for the complete dentures to be placed, as the gums are allowed to heal after the extraction.

Immediate complete dentures, on the other hand, are complete dentures that are placed immediately after the teeth extraction procedure. Immediate complete dentures can help in minimising or stopping the excessive bleeding that is associated with teeth extraction, and eliminates an embarrassing or uncomfortable experience when a patient goes through his or her daily life without teeth. However, the fit of immediate complete dentures may not be as comfortable as the complete dentures that are placed after the gums have been healed.

Denture Repairs

There are times when dentures may be damaged, due to accidents of other unfortunate circumstances. Depending on the material of the dentures, they can be damaged or broken when they are dropped onto a hard surface (such as the bathroom sink, when the dentures are taken out to be cleaned); dentures can also be damaged by biting onto a hard piece of food. Dentures can also be more susceptible to damage when they lose their comfortable fit – which is possible with the passage of time, when jaw bone ridges and gums are altered

Damage to dentures can be avoided by taking extra care whenever they need to be removed; this is a habit that should be practised on a regular basis by denture wearers. Placing a towel or a piece of cloth on the bathroom sink – or any hard surface – before taking the dentures out to be cleaned can protect the dentures by cushioning them on the soft material, so that they will not break even if they fall accidentally. Taking the dentures to be adjusted when they do not fit comfortably anymore will also protect the dentures from premature damage.

Denture repairs will need to be undertaken by a dental technician; any attempts at doing the repairs yourself may only succeed in making the damage bigger. The length of time that the denture repairs will take will depend on the severity of the denture damage. The repair or replacement of a damaged tooth on the dentures may take just a day to finish; more extensive fractures, breaks or damages to the other parts of the dentures, however, may take days to be repaired completely.

 

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