Types Of Cosmetic Denture
There are two main types of Cosmetic denture available:
1. Acrylic (or plastic) Cosmetic dentures
2. Cobalt Chromium (or metal based) Cosmetic dentures – advised when at least some teeth are present
Advantages Of Cobalt Chromium Cosmetic Dentures
1. Better chewing (more stable; less movement of denture)
2. Food more enjoyable (less coverage of the mouth)
3. Stronger (metal is very hard, plastic can fracture)
4. Lighter and thinner (plastic is more bulky)
5. More comfortable
6. More healthy (less gum coverage possible)
Stages In Cosmetic Denture Making
1. The first impressions. Required to make moulds and a custom made special tray.
2. The second impression. A very accurate impression is taken.
3. The bite stage. The complexity of your bite is recorded, and the colour and shape of the teeth chosen. (It is helpful to bring along any old photographs you may have showing your teeth at this visit).
4. The try-in stage. The Cosmetic denture teeth are set up in wax to confirm the appearance, fit and the bite. Your approval and opinion is important here.
5. The fitting stage. The Cosmetic denture is carefully adjusted to fit in place.
6. The review stage. To assess how you are getting on with the Cosmetic denture(s).
Cost Of Cosmetic Denture Treatment
Cosmetic dentists have a consistently high standard of clinical work using modern Cosmetic denture-making techniques. The variables in cost are:
1. The laboratory – An advanced laboratory will have better equipment and materials.
2. The technician – A skilled, experienced technician will produce a higher standard of work compared to an average apprentice technician. This ensures more comfortable and better fitting dentures.
3. The materials used – Cosmetic Denture making technology has really come a long way.
Cosmetic Dentists carefully select the ideal set of teeth for your needs based on the shape of your face, your smile and shade requirements. The quality and strength of plastics, the use of cobalt chromium, the use of gold or tooth coloured clips and many other variables affect the total cost of denture treatment. The Cosmetic Dentist will carefully discuss with you and guide you which Cosmetic denture will best suit your needs and budget.
I wanted to let you know that here in the UK there are a group of registered dental care professionals called "Clinical Dental Technicians" or "Denturists". They are a small small group of Dental Professionals largely because of the time it takes to qualify. However, those are the Dental Professionals who have many years of experience in making dentures. as part of their qualifications they have to be first a Dental Technician before they can take the Clinical Training and Clinical Exams. In the UK they graduate from the Royal College Of Surgeons in London.
So these professionals like me are trained to make the dentures in a laboratory as well as the clinical side of dentistry. Most people think that a Dentist makes Dentures and go along to their existing Dentist for the provision of Dentures. Dentists in general are qualified to conserve and maintain natural teeth and they do not have the same background or training as Denturists. Denturists in the UK have studied in depth the clinical and technical side of Dentures, most denturists have studied for over 10 years for specialist qualifications in this specific area of Dentistry.
Currently in the UK if you need Dentures and have no remaining natural teeth you can go directly to a registered Clinical Dental Technician or Denturist, they will carry out a clinical assessment and provide both the clinical side and technical side of the treatment for you. If you have some remaining natural teeth then the Denturist will work closely with a Dentist will develop a treatment plan for you. As i said before we actually make the Dentistry ourselves as well as doing all the clinical work. as you can imagine this is a completely different service to that of seeing a Dentist who would do the clinical work and then send that off to a laboratory perhaps as far as turkey or china, yes thats correct the laboratory could be miles away and the person making the dentures has never even met you.
How do you find these people like myself, well you can go to the GDC website and click on find registrant and then click on Clinical Dental Technician, you can then enter a postcode or nothing and scroll through the list. Alternately you can call our center and we will find someone close as we can to your area. If you go to our website you can also get a free consumer report written by myself, that answers most of the common questions related to Dentures. If you go to the site just scroll down until you see on the left hand side which reads "Denture problems free report" or follow the link below. It is a completely free report, written in plain english to give consumers as much information as possible. I do hope that you find it informative as the more information you have the better informed you are in making the best choice for your treatment.If you have any other questions you can call me on 01342 325522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org[Top]
Dental implants have certainly come a long way, and most of them only take an hour to install in your mouth! For people who have been using denture adhesive and are sick of the constant denture care that comes along with adhesive dentures, denture implants are definitely for you!
Lets first talk about the benefits of the old style false teeth, adhesive dentures. These dentures look nice, but fit in your mouth like a mouth guard which completely covers your palate. An adhesive has to be applied to your gums and dentures to hold the dentures into place. The largest benefit to this dentist type is that when you smile they usually look great, and they allow you to chew small food. The biggest drawbacks of course is that the adhesive is messy, uncomfortable, and expensive as you have to purchase it weekly. Another huge drawback is that you can not eat the foods you want to eat. Without its mushy small food, you can not chew it without your divorces dislodging from the adhesive and causing uncomfortable movement and embarrassing moments while eating. Also with the palate covered, you can not even taste some of the food you choose to eat with these types of dentures.
Well, no need to fear because implant dentures are here. There are several things that can be categorized in the benefit of denture implants category. The first thing is that the dentures are smaller and more light weight. They do not cover the palate as they just include the teeth and gum line as part of the dentures. The dentures snap into place on the implants which make the teeth extremely sturdy and makes the idea of biting into an apple a reality. There are no messy adhesives to clean up or buy as all you have to do is simply snap the denture out of place and clean it like a normal denture with a dentist friendly cleaning solvent. Another great benefit is that you will be able to taste food again! You will be amazed at how much of a difference it makes to have your denture implants expose your palate which will help you enjoy food like you used to.
As you can see the benefits of denture implants are many and rightly so! Denture implants are changing the way people view life without real teeth and making the transition to dentures much more natural and easy. If you want to start enjoying these wonderful benefits simply make an appointment with your dentist to discuss the different implant types and installation options. Stop suffering with adhesive denture and make the switch today![Top]
Losing your teeth in old age is a major inconvenience. Dentures are provided to provide a solution to this problem, but sometimes they may cause you more discomfort. One alternative is to replace them with denture implants.
The Problem with Dentures
Removable full or partial dentures are still the most common solution to replace missing teeth. While they may be more economic than implants, they may cause some problems. These include:
* Additional expenses for adhesives and cleaning solutions
* The embargo of dentures falling out or moving around while eating in public
* Sore or irritated gums
* The inconvenience of having to remove them before going to sleep every night
Many people believe they need to have individual dental implants installed to fix their lost teeth. While this was true in the past, all on four implants changed everything.
All-in-4 implants, created by Portuguese dentist Paulo Malo, involve the installation of four implants in your upper or lower jaw. Full rows of dentures are then mounted on these implants. A set of four implants is enough to support around 12-14 teeth.
The Advantages of Denture Implants
Removable dentures are no match for the benefits permanent implants provide. For one thing, they look and feel exactly like your natural teeth. Many removable dentures look unnatural and fake. Reliable dentists providing all-on-four implants take your facial structure, age, and skin tone into account when making your new teeth. This ensures your teeth look natural while providing a bright smile.
The four implants hold your dentures in place securely without causing you discomfort. You no longer have to use dental adhesives, or regularly adjust your dentures in your mouth. They will not press down on your gums when you chew. This allows you to enjoy all your favorite food without having to worry about your dentures moving out of place.
Denture implants are much easier to take care of. When using removable dentures, you have to soak them in cleaning solution every night to keep them moist as you sleep. You may also need specific types of brushes and toothpaste to clean them on a daily basis. All on four implants only require regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth would.
Implants require a certain amount of bone mass to adhere to. Senior citizens and individuals suffering from periodontal disease often have lower bone mass than other patients. If your bone mass does not meet the requirement, your dentist has to perform a bone grafting operation to remedy the problem. This procedure is often painful and may require months of healing.
Permanent dentures are effective for everyone, even people with low jawbone mass. The four implants are angled in a certain way, which allows them to act as a solid foundation for your dentures regardless of your jawbone's density.[Top]