Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons: be it that you suffered an accident to the mouth or suffered from dental decay or gum disease. It is vital that you always get your missing teeth replaced to enable you to eat, drink, talk and smile with the ease that having teeth allows. Dentures are one option and are especially suitable for people who have lost all their teeth.
If all of your teeth have been lost, you might find that your cheeks begin to sag, giving you an older appearance. Dentures can combat this and make eating, drinking and talking so much easier. Your dentist will take moulds and then impressions of your mouth using dental putty to construct a set of dentures. They are designed to be realistic enough to resemble natural teeth and are far more comfortable than they used to be.
If you have only lost a few teeth, dentures can come as a partial set to stop your remaining teeth from shifting into the gaps left behind. They can be held in place via your gums natural suction properties or you can use a fixing gel.
The fact that dentures are removable is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Cleaning is easy because you can take them out at any time but they do have a tendency to slip when you are talking or eating and they can become messy.
Dentures are increasingly durable as they are made from acrylic resins but, even with the best of care, it is likely that you will have to be fitted with a replacement set eventually as they get worn down and your mouth changes shape. Contact your London W1 dentist for more information about dentures.