A guide to modern dentures

Missing TeethMissing teeth can significantly impact your lifestyle. First off there are the unsightly gaps they leave behind. This can make you feel self-conscious about your facial appearance and apprehensive about smiling. On top of these anxieties are the day-to-day challenges of eating and chewing, which can be made more difficult with tooth loss. Missing teeth can even affect your speech. Dentures provide a tried and tested solution to missing teeth. With advances in dental materials, they also look more natural than ever before.

At Elmsleigh House Dental in Farnham, several denture treatment options are available that cater to your individual circumstances, all of which provide effective results. Dentures can give you the confidence to smile brightly again, restore your ability to eat and chew with ease, and improve your speech.

What Are Your Options?

There are three main denture treatments you can consider in consultation with a dental professional: premier dentures, essential dentures and denture stabilisation.

Premier dentures are handmade based on measurements of your teeth, digital imaging, and even old photographs of your smile. This treatment aims to match your dentures to your natural teeth with as much precision as possible.

Essential dentures are a more cost effective solution. They are made of hard plastic teeth on a strong acrylic base. Constructed from resin, each tooth is built up layer by layer. They are very resistant to staining and to breakage.

Denture stabilisation combines dentures with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots made from titanium. A special fixture is attached to the dental implants, which allows dentures to be securely clipped on. This treatment option requires a minor surgical procedure to place the dental implants into your jawbone. However, this will provide enhanced stability to your dentures and also help protect your jaw from bone loss over the years, which can occur following tooth loss. 

Finding the Right Fit For You

Deciding on which denture treatment works best for you depends on your personal needs and expectations, as well as the finances you are wiling and able to invest. A dentist will be able to talk you through the pros and cons of each option, so that you can arrive at a decision that suits your circumstances.