What is a Denture?
Dentures are a trusted and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are removable plastic or metal frameworks that can carry single or multiple false teeth. Dentures are custom made to fit the size and shape of your mouth, making them feel and look as natural as possible.
What are the benefits of dentures?
They can replace missing teeth and improve your confidence.
Help with everyday life; eat comfortably and speak clearly.
Dentures help maintain face shape, as missing multiple teeth can cause the muscles of the face to sag.
What are the disadvantages of dentures?
Dentures are removable, they are not a permanent, fixed solution to missing teeth.
Getting used to them will take time and they may initially feel uncomfortable.
Some words may be difficult to pronounce at first, but this usually improves with time.
Thorough cleaning and maintenance of your denture is necessary. If not cared for, they can become brittle.
There is an increased risk of gum disease if food is trapped by the dentures.
They frequently need replacement (every 3 to 6 years).
What are the alternatives to dentures?
Dental implants are highly realistic, permanent replacement for one or more missing teeth. They look and feel very real and enable you to eat and speak with confidence.
Dental implants are metal cylinders made of titanium. They are surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing and replace the roots of missing teeth. They are supported by crowns, bridges and dentures to blend in naturally and create a perfect smile.
At Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic, we offer guided implant surgery. We ensure that prior to surgery, there is enough bone tissue present for an implant and therefore can plan the implant placement with pinpoint accuracy. Using our latest 3-dimensional scanning equipment will allow for optimal results.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment takes between 3-9 months from the initial assessment to the time the artificial teeth are finally attached to the implant.
Do the implants show?
Your dentist will ensure that the implants will not show during all normal movements of the mouth and lips.
What happens if the implant fails?
If the implant fails during the healing process then it can be easily removed for healing to take place as normal. Once healed, another implant can be placed or alternative measures can be taken.