Recapture the health and appearance of your smile after tooth loss with Prosthodontics
Prosthetic dentistry is the replacement of missing teeth with either fixed or removable dentures. Tooth loss is something that affects millions of people every year. Fortunately, prosthodontic dentistry can help.
Natural teeth may have been lost due for many reasons, such as caries (dental decay), periodontal (gum) disease, or trauma. For people who are already edentulous (i.e. have no natural teeth), the objectives of prosthetic treatment are generally to improve speech, appearance, chewing and biting, comfort and the ability to laugh, shout, kiss, etc., without the denture becoming dislodged.
Along with the latest state-of-the-art technologies, Dentures have also improved in comfort, stability and longevity. Dentures are classified as partial or full:
Partial Dentures are made to replace a small proportion of lost teeth. They provide stability and support as they can be retained on adjacent natural teeth using the latest in dental technology.
A Complete Denture replaces all the teeth in one dental arch.
As with any kind of prosthesis, Dentures take time to get used to. Good prosthetic dentistry is a team effort involving patient, dental technician and dentist. We take time to ensure your dentures are a perfect fit. This is the case as we realise you will be wearing them for most of the day and it is imperative that they do not irritate your gums or cause problems eating. With some practise, most patients find their speech, appearance and confidence will be 100%.
In some cases, i.e. when the patient has a complete lower denture, implants may be recommended to hold the replacement teeth in position. This may be necessary as the complete lower denture is largely retained by the skill of the patient to hold it in place using the tongue, lips and cheek muscles.
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For more information on Prosthodontics, please contact Brooklands Dental Clinic, Broughton, Milton Keynes, UK, on 01908 251115 or click here to email us.