Dentures are dental appliances that are designed to replace missing teeth, gums and bone. They have been around for many years in various guises. In the past, they used human teeth removed from dead soldiers on the battlefield, which they fixed onto a denture base. Unfortunately, these human donations still decayed and rotted away. Luckily, those days are over and here at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we have dentures in Farnham that look completely natural, function well, and definitely wont rot in your mouth!
Can dental implants help too?
With the help of dental implants, your dentures in Farnham can be connected directly into the bone for greater stability. Traditional dentures can be a long-term solution, or an interim treatment that can be used until the body heals. They can also be used to maintain the stability of the mouth until, for example, an implant-retained tooth can be made.
Many people with dentures believe they need to adjust their diet to cope with a denture that moves when they chew. This doesnt have to be the case. Once your dentures are stabilised with implants, you can chew with confidence and regain the enjoyment of eating whatever foods you want. You will also be able to enjoy your new smile and improved confidence, with the knowledge that you wont have to take your dentures out at night.
When implants are used to support our dentures, this is called denture stablisation; its a very popular option for many of our patients who require dentures in Farnham.
Am I suitable?
Dentures in Farnham are best placed in a healthy mouth and must be maintained and cleaned. A proper treatment plan for the whole of the mouth will be created before we will place a denture. However, dentures cant adapt themselves to a changing mouth, meaning further procedures may be required to make allowance for these potential changes. A typical example of changes is if a person loses weight; as this can mean the bone and gum may recede causing the denture to loosen over time.
If you think you could benefit from dentures in Farnham, why not give Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic a call today?