Dentures & Dental Implants
Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic is able to carry out denture and dental implant treatments that are expertly-designed to transform your smile into an impeccable, natural-looking one. Whether you are missing one tooth or an entire set, dentures or dental implants have the ability to restore your teeth back to being fully-functional and as comfortable as possible. Eat, drink, talk and smile with confidence by choosing dentures or dental implant treatment in Loughborough.
Natural-looking Denture Treatment in Loughborough
Dentures are an effective way of achieving a full set of natural-looking teeth if one or more of them are missing. Dentures might be the right option for one patient, but it may not be the ideal solution for another patient. Our dental practitioners will work closely with you to determine whether you would benefit most from dentures as opposed to an alternative treatment. So what are dentures and what are their benefits?
What are dentures?
Dentures are a trusted and highly-effective way of replacing missing teeth. They are most commonly used to replace more than one tooth and are often used to replace entire sets of teeth, although they can be used to replace a single tooth when required. It is important to note that dentures are removable and have either plastic or metal frameworks.
Both materials have the ability to carry single or multiple false teeth. Dentures are custom-made with the patient’s comfort in mind as well as ensuring optimum functionality. As a bespoke option, dentures are made to fit the size and shape of an individual’s mouth, making them feel and look as natural as possible, regardless of how many teeth are missing.
What are the benefits of dentures?
- They can replace missing teeth, whether it be a single tooth or multiple teeth
- They are natural-looking
- They provide a new-found confidence for patients
- They are made to be as comfortable as possible when wearing them
They enable a patient to eat, drink, speak and smile comfortably
- They can help to restore face shape in cases where multiple teeth are missing as they provide support for facial muscles where there wasn’t any before
Why might dentures not be right for you?
- Dentures are removable and so they are not a permanent, fixed solution to missing teeth – dental implants would be better if this is something you are wanting to achieve
- 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 and practice
- Thorough cleaning and maintenance of your denture is necessary because, if they are not cared for, they can become brittle and break over time
- There is an increased risk of gum disease if food becomes trapped by the dentures and is not removed or cleaned out
- They will require replacement every 3 to 6 years, so they are not a completely permanent solution
What are the alternatives to dentures?
- Dental Implants
Dental Implants in Loughborough
Dental implants are highly-realistic, permanent replacements for one or more missing teeth. They look and feel very much like natural teeth and enable you to eat, drink, speak and smile with confidence again.
Dental implants are essentially metal cylinders made of titanium. They are surgically-placed in the jawbone in the precise locations where teeth are missing, in turn replacing the roots of the missing teeth or single tooth. They are supported by crowns, bridges and dentures to blend in naturally and create a perfect smile once again.
At Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic, we offer guided implant surgery. Our experienced dentists work tirelessly to ensure that, prior to surgery, there is enough bone tissue present for an implant and can therefore plan the implant placement with pinpoint accuracy. Using our latest 3-dimensional scanning equipment, you can rest assured that we will achieve optimal results every single time.
How long does treatment take?
Dependent upon on how many teeth are missing, treatment could take anywhere between 3-9 months from the initial assessment to the time the artificial teeth are finally attached to the implant. We will discuss an approximate timeframe with you after your initial consultation to give you an idea of how long your treatment will take from start to finish.
Do dental implants show?
Our expert dentists will ensure that the implants will not be visible during all normal movements of the mouth and lips. This is the sole purpose and idea of dental implants. They are a far more permanent solution when compared to dentures and this is why dental implant treatment is most favourable amongst those looking to replace missing teeth.
What happens if the dental implants fail?
In the unlikely event that the dental implants fail during the healing process , they can be easily removed in order for healing to take place as normal. As soon as the patient has healed, another implant, or implants dependent upon how many missing teeth you have, can be placed, or alternative measures can be taken to make sure we deliver impeccable results
If you would like further information about the denture and dental implant treatments we have available, get in touch with a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team today – we are always happy to discuss your options at a time and date to suit you.