Dentures do not have the best reputation. They tend to be associated only with elderly people who have trouble cleaning them and slipping out during speech and meal times. But the fact is that modern dentures are quite different and represent a viable solution to the problem of the multiple loss of teeth.
A common complaint about dentures has been that they are uncomfortable to wear. They had a tendency to wear against the gums with the friction causing pain to the patient. Friction free dentures are now available, made from patented materials which are far less abrasive and a much easier wear. Modern dentures are also more hard wearing and won’t need to be replaced as often. This also means that they are far more realistic, to the point where people won’t be able to tell that they are not your natural teeth.
The fact that dentures are removable means that they have to be cleaned but it also means that you can wear dentures while you are considering having a more permanent set of replacements installed. Some of these procedures can be invasive – such as dental implants – and it is often quite a big decision for patients to have to reach. Dentures are ideal in the mean time as they require no work to be done in the mouth. They are also available in partial sets so that a few lost teeth can be replaced with a smaller set of false teeth.
A chat with your London W1 dentist about dentures will reveal that many of your preconceptions might well be ill founded and a decision to get dentures fitted will be a more satisfying one than you might have thought at first.