June 17th, 2013
It isn’t an easy time when it you lose a tooth or two: the prices of some treatments can be very pricey, and the thought of losing that smile of yours can do damage to you psychologically, as can the image of wearing dentures. But before you tie yourself up in knots about the idea; give Mulberry dental of Surrey a call: they serve the Kingston-upon-Thames area and what you find out about dentures may pleasantly surprise you. For a start they are the cheapest option out there for getting over tooth loss, but that isn’t the only reason to consider them. There is a lot of thought and hard work gone modern dentures and they are becoming very popular again. Both partial and full dentures are made from aesthetically pleasing materials that grip in the mouth better: the cements now used are also far superior than they ever were in the past and also help keep them in place. But probably, the greatest turn around for anyone with dentures has come with the mini-dental implant. All it takes is a few of these little gems placed strategically around the mouth, combined with the cement and your dentures are going absolutely nowhere, which rather puts steak and wood back on the menu!!!
May 25th, 2013
When anyone goes through tooth loss, it can be devastating and from a vanity point of view, awful. However, it needn’t be so scary if you just delve into the options available to you to re-address the problem and though dentures haven’t been seen as the best option historically, they have gone through a bit of a renaissance in recent years and that has been purely down to the fact that there has been a lot of fabulous research and development into them. Materials used in dentures have become more user friendly because they are softer and adhere to the mouth better. The concept of pulling teeth out has changed- work on gum disease has improved so now more people keep their teeth and wear partial dentures- again, better looking, better fitting and simple to wear. If you are going through any form of tooth loss in Molesey, give Mulberry Dental a call, they serve the area and can give advice on anything dental
November 7th, 2012
The eternal problem that anyone who wears dentures has is keeping them in the mouth. And it would seem that it is a problem that will never go away…or will it? Modern dentures adhere to the mouth a lot better than they ever did and by fixing them to mini-implants, it means that they are as strong as the teeth that have been lost. A lot of energy has been pumped into denture technology, but aside from all the benefits that have already been talked about, there has been a lot of work done on adhesives for dentures as well. Not only are these adhesives strong and work with the saliva in the mouth and the general balance of the gums, they allow a lot more freedom for the wearer as they bond the dentures strongly to the gums. A lot of adhesives are also scented, so they add a freshness to the breath when the dentures are in place. There are many adhesives to choose from in and aroundSurreyand it can be difficult to make a choice at first, so you should get in touch with Mulberry Dental Care in Walton for some expert advice on denture adhesives.
October 27th, 2012
It is amazing that dentures have hung around for so long in Worcester Park, especially if you consider that the dental implant is seen as the replacement for dentures right now. Well this story is rather two-fold really. For a start, the approach to removing teeth by dentists has shifted immensely: no longer do teeth get pulled at the merest mention of gum disease, dentists today have the tools to at least save as many of your teeth as they can if your gums become infected, which is why there has been a big rise in the number of people wearing partial dentures. Full dentures, like partial dentures, have also gone through a radical make-over too. They are made from softer, better adhering materials that cling to the mouth better: they also look more like real teeth and gums, unlike the ones in the past that looked like they had come from a Christmas cracker. Stronger cements help bind them to the mouth better, but the greatest irony in all of this is the fact that full dentures can be even better fitting when used alongside mini dental implants. You have to remember as well that dentures are very easy to pop in and out and they come without the hassle that your normal teeth give you…dentures will be around for a long time yet! If you want to know more about all aspects of dentures, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton.
June 15th, 2012
If many people in Molesey were to be honest- especially the vain ones, one of their greatest fears of getting older would be of tooth loss and the thought of wearing dentures. There are many reasons behind why people lose their teeth, but there are also many reasons why they should be replaced- mainly health reasons. Dentures have received really bad press over the years and in some cases, justifiably so; ill-fitting and horribly fake looking to name a couple. Things however have moved on greatly and dentures actually, are quite brilliant these days. They are made of far better materials that adhere to the mouth a lot better and if you have only lost the odd tooth, having a partial denture is a serious option to consider because they look fabulous, feel great in the mouth and are miles cheaper than other alternatives such as implants and bridges. Full dentures have also taken a leap into the future; again, it’s about the materials that dentures are now made from- so much softer and so much more natural looking. Fixatives have also improved magnificently over the years, but possibly the the greatest aid that has come to the denture wearer is the mini-implant. With five or six of these located into the jaw, they locate into the dentures, clicking them into place and holding them firm and true in the mouth. For all answers to your denture fears, you can contact Mulberry dental care for advice.
December 10th, 2011
It really is a bit of a leap of faith and a nervous one to take when you have to wear dentures; images of teeth falling out and in being dropped into a jar late at night doesn’t do anything to alleviate those fears either. But take heart because there is a new breed of dentures around in Kingston-upon-Thames today and if you take a look at what’s available, it will ease you worries no end. For a start, they look a lot more natural than they ever did, because of the naturally colored softer materials they are made from and also because the material then houses hard porcelain teeth. Being softer also means that it adheres to every crook and cranny inside the mouth. Fixodent’s have also been through an amazing transformation over the years and stick the dentures into the mouth with incredible strength. But the most amazing thing to ever be offered to those who wear dentures is the mini implant. Simple to fit, it’s a tiny titanium spike that is screwed into the jaw in a day: five or six of these to one denture that then clicks onto the little spikes. This removes virtually any chance of the dentures coming out in mid conversation and combined with a Fixodent as well, and you could gnaw your way through a scaffolding pole. Not so frightening now eh?
August 22nd, 2011
Dentures are sets of false teeth which are mounted on a platform and worn in the mouth when a number of teeth have been lost. They are probably most common in cases of complete tooth loss where the patient has no teeth left, but they are also available in partial sets. They have not enjoyed the best of reputations but that is all changing as the techniques used to make dentures improve and offer patients a far better experience with the product.
Sets of dentures are able to be held in place either with special fixing gels or just through the suction of your gums. Modern dentures are made to order with the dentist taking note of the contours of your mouth. This means that they are far more comfortable and better at staying put in your mouth, where they are meant to be. This is a great improvement on the situation in the past where wearers had to put up with what they got and just where a set of dentures that might have not really fit their mouth at all. What’s more, special material is usually used nowadays that is effectively friction-free.
There are, of course, other ways to replace lost teeth and they all have their pros and cons. Dental implants, for example, are becoming very popular. They are far more permanent than dentures but they also require invasive surgery and are quite an expensive choice. Have a chat with your local dentist in Sunbury and get him or her to talk through what is involved with wearing dentures. You might just find that it is the solution that suits you best when it comes to the problem of multiple tooth loss.
July 5th, 2011
The experience of losing all of your teeth can be a very traumatic one indeed. But you will need to replicate the functions of your teeth in some way so that you can chew your food and speak intelligibly so that others can understand you. Dental implants have become a very popular method of doing so because of their permanence, but you should not forget the tried and trusted denture as a way of replicating teeth.
If you think that dentures are just for the elderly and are uncomfortable and inconvenient, think again. Modern dentures are far more comfortable and give the wearer a much better experience. This is partly due to the fact that they are constructed individually for the wearer now rather than simply being mass produced. Wearing dentures that are tailored to the shape and contours of your gums is far more pleasurable experience and there is much less chance of them slipping out of your mouth.
Dentures tend to be made from materials such as valplast, which ensures that they are effectively ‘friction-free’. The fact that dentures are removable means that they can, of course, slip out but that is also a bonus for some. If you are thinking about having dental implants but not sure about the invasive surgery and the cost, dentures can always be worn as a temporary measure while you make up your mind.
If you want to get beyond the unhelpful stereotypes pertaining to dentures then you could do worse than talk to your Weybridge dentist. It is likely that they will have fitted a great many patients with dentures and they can go into greater detail about what is involved with them.
June 21st, 2011
Dentures have become the butt of many jokes over the years and their reputation has suffered as a result. But they have a long and noble history of replicating the functions of lost teeth in the mouth and they deserve to be reassessed. This is especially so given the technological changes that have produced modern dentures, vast improvements on the dentures from the past.
Humans have sought to replace lost teeth with false ones for many, many centuries. In ancient times they would use animal teeth or wooden replicas. Over time we have become much better at producing replica teeth, especially whole sets of them if a patient has lost all of their teeth. For much of the twentieth century dentures were mass produced in a one-size-fits-all fashion and if you needed dentures you simply had to make do with the one you were given, in spite of the unique shape of your mouth.
Dentists now make dentures individually for their patients and as a result this overcomes some of the problems that wearers faced in the past. The primary problems were that dentures were often uncomfortable and prone to slipping out of the mouth. With tailor-made dentures, they can stay in the mouth easier and are made from materials such as Valplast which irritate the gums far less.
Dentures represent an affordable solution to tooth loss, much cheaper than, say, dental implants. Also they don’t involve any invasive surgery. This is perhaps one of the reasons why dentures are still so popular amongst older generations of people. If you are anxious to know more about dentures, beyond the negative stereotypes which persist then have a chat with your Surbiton dentist next time you are in the surgery.
April 23rd, 2011
There’s an incredible range of techniques and products around to replace missing teeth in Surbiton these days; implants and bridges are in vogue right now as they are considered to be more desirable than dentures. But have you seen the dentures around today? Long gone is the imagery associated with them; they too have taken a leap into the 21st century, being made from far more flexible materials and more natural looking ‘teeth’- once in, they are hard to separate from the real thing. Modern dentists will resist the urge to ‘pull’ all of the teeth, as before, which means that where possible, partial dentures can be fitted. These come in many shapes and sizes, but essentially, they fit so true and firm around the remaining teeth, they allow a freedom similar to that of having a full set of teeth. But even if all the teeth have been lost, full dentures too are in a world of their own compared to the dark ages. Again, modern dentures fit the mouth far better than they ever did, thanks to the development of new, softer materials that adhere to the mouth far better than before, almost to the point that adhesives are almost unnecessary. Mini- implants have also been godsend to denture wearers. They can be located into the jaw within a couple of hours and once the dentures have been modified, they simply click onto the implants, locking them over the gums. Dentures now give you freedom, not imprison you.