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 17th, 2012
Tooth loss is a sorry state of affairs in Surrey, by whatever reason it happens. The aftermath however is the more difficult thing to get over; not only is there the shock of how different your mouth looks, there is the complication of further health issues arising in your mouth because of the loss. Though not essential in all cases, generally, it’s advisable to plug up the holes in order to protect your ‘bite’ and relieve pressure on your jaws and a tried and tested method is the use of a dental bridge. They come in many guises, depending on where the tooth loss has occurred. If for example you have lost a tooth at the back of the mouth and there is only a single tooth to bond the replacement to, it will be attached with wires and resin to the adjacent tooth. The more common bridge however is one that sits between to remaining teeth often called the Maryland bridge, the replacement tooth is bonded to two crowns that are then cemented onto two adjacent teeth; this can be used for multiple tooth loss as well, though, often in conjunction with a mini-implant. Whatever bridge you need for tooth loss, they can be a bit hard to clean at first as you will require some special little brushes to get under them, but if cared for, they are a fantastic replacement that will last you a good 15 years or so.
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.
August 4th, 2010
Dental Implants have been in the news of late, a certain celebrity is having them fitted and so now everyone wants to know what they are says a Sunbury dentist. They were devised through research in the 1950s and 60s, the first procedure was carried out in Sweden and it was a huge success. Since then medical science has improved on that first attempt, and the results are just amazing. What Implants are exactly is a widely asked question, and to answer it is quite simple, they are false teeth that are permanently fixed to the jaw bone just as our own natural teeth are. A Titanium plate is fitted under the gum and screwed directly onto the jaw bone, over a period of a few months the body produces bone cells that cover the plate and secure it better to the jaw. The incision is opened up and spikes are then inserted into the plate, pre-drilled holes are provided for this. Then the false tooth or teeth is fixed in position on the spike, this is cemented into position and becomes a permanent fixture. They need no special treatment and are treated just the same as a natural tooth is, in fact they soon become so settled in the mouth that the patient forgets they actually have false teeth. They are cleaned like normal teeth, are infection free and very hard wearing. If damaged they can be easily replaced in a few weeks. They really are a unique piece of medical science.
February 9th, 2010
A dental implant is not a new innovation, the research was started in the 1950s in Sweden and Oxford, the results of which have been revolutionised of late says a Sunbury dentist. They are the ultimate in false teeth and are a real God send for the patient who has lost a tooth or two, and doesn’t want to wear a denture on a plate. The patient first consults a dentist with a tooth problem, this could be a misaligned or crooked tooth, it may be a chipped, cracked or discoloured tooth or even worse a decaying tooth. Once it has been decided that a veneer won’t solve the problem by covering it up, the decision may be made to extract it. The patient then has pictures taken of the gap left, and the teeth either side of the rogue one. An orthodontist will then make the new tooth, this will look just like the old one in colour, size and shape, except it will be more perfect than nature’s last attempt. The new implant has a screw on the bottom of it, the dentist will now drill into the jaw line and screw and glue a plate in place, this has an inner screw hole and into this is placed the new implant. After three to six months the implant will fuse into the jaw and for all intents and purposes the implant acts, feels and works just like a natural tooth. Multiple implants can be fitted in this way, and they last a long time, if they in turn become damaged then they can easily be replaced in a few sittings. This has completely turned around the false tooth industry, especially for those patients that cannot wear dentures on a plate. The new implant can literally be used just like the old tooth, and it can be cleaned in just then same way so there’s no need for a glass of water each night, glue or any special cleaning materials.