Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic

Tradition and modernity in tooth replacement

Written by Elmsleigh House | 17-Apr-2017 08:57:42

If you are considering having your teeth replaced, dentures will probably be the first option that comes into your head. People have been using dentures for centuries. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we can help you find out if modern dentures are the method by that you would like to replace your teeth.

Come and have a chat with Frank

The best thing to do is to come in for a consultation with Frank Johnson, our clinical dental technician, so that he can talk you through the process and explain how we customise dentures in Farnham for maximum fit and benefit for you. If you decide to go ahead, we will draw up a treatment plan that meets your personal needs.

The process may start with having some teeth extracted if they are already on the way out and you have decided to go for full dentures in Farnham. If you still have good healthy teeth, you can go for a partial denture instead.

If you have had extractions, your gums will take several months to heal properly. You do not have to be without dentures in the meantime, but can have less expensive dentures while your gums heal. Or you can have full dentures and then later have them relined to fit the new shape of your gums.

Learning to wear dentures

Learning to wear dentures is a bit like learning to ride a bike. Youve got this whole extra set of stuff in your mouth and it can feel really full at first. We can give you plenty of guidance on how to speak and eat with your new dentures, and, just like riding a bike, you will one day wonder why it seemed so hard at first.

Eating and dentures

When you have dentures in Farnham, you do need to think a little more about what and how to eat. Our dentures will fit as perfectly as we can get them, giving you an excellent grip, but these teeth are not anchored into your jawbone like your natural teeth. So one way to enjoy more fibrous or crunchy foods is not to bite into them with your front teeth, but to cut them up and chew with your back molars.

Denture stabilisation

Alternatively, the dental implant team at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic offer denture stabilisation with dental implants. A dental implant comprises a small titanium screw that is inserted in your jaw bone, to which your denture is attached. Dental implants also maintain support to your neighbouring teeth and underlying jaw bone, keeping them strong and healthy. They are long-lasting and provide a secure attachment to your denture, which is made to look and feel like your natural teeth.

For further information or to book an appointment, call the Welcome team on 01252 713797, email info@elmsleighhouse.co.uk or click here to request an appointment online.