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
Many of the dental woes of people have been satisfactorily resolved thanks to the effort made by the surgeons who practice cosmetic dentistry as an art from a specialized dental practice. There was a time when teeth deformities like breaks, chipped teeth, discoloration of teeth and gaps between the teeth were the main cause of embarrassment to individuals who did not have any option for overcoming this disorder.
The advances made in the field of cosmetic dentistry not only presented the people with a choice as regards the improvement of their teeth but also made the dentist and the dental practice an accessible and endearing area. There are various aspects of cosmetic dentistry of which the one related to complete as well as partial dentures (PD) is the most sought after field among people.
(PD) are dentures which are used to fill in the gaps left by the few missing teeth in such a manner that not only do the empty places get filled but the remaining teeth are also kept in their natural positions. The field of cosmetic dentistry features two types of partial dentures formerly the fixed (PD) and the removable (PD).
The fixed variety involves the permanent attachment of artificial teeth which bear a striking resemblance to the natural teeth in form of dental implants or bridges. Comparatively, the removable partial dentures, also known as removable dental bridges, consist of artificial teeth which are attached to the jaw with the help of a resin base material connected to a metal framework to keep the teeth in place. As every dentist would inform his patients, there are a number of varieties of removable partial dentures namely acrylic, cast chrome, partial and full dentures.
Immediate dentures are immediately all the cosmetic dentistry options since it is made of acrylic and is widely used in the dental practice for immediately replacing an extracted tooth. The cast chrome partial dentures are more stable as compared to the acrylic and composer of cast metal frameworks which are made from chrome cobalt. The flexible framework (PD) are a recent advancement in the field of cosmetic dentistry and consist of nylon-like unbreakable material which is pink in color. A complete denture which features all teeth on the denture.[Top]
Dentures have been used for many years to help people with missing teeth regain their smiles and dental functions. However, advances in technology have mean improvements in care and even greater choice when it comes to oral care. Dental implants are now becoming the treatment of choice amongst dental clinics when it comes to tooth replacement.
There are many benefits that dental implants provide over dentures. These include:
1. Stability – they are non-removable and fixed. They do not slip around or shift when you're speaking or eating. Once they are fixed, they will not fall out. You therefore need not worry about any socially awkward moments when your teeth might fall out. You also do not have to worry about having to remove them in the nighttime and wearing them in the daytime. Because they are fixed and can not be removed, they are designed to be cleaned just as you would normal teeth.
2. Comfortable – they are designed to be very comfortable. They feel just like natural teeth. They do not cause irritation to the gums. They do not cause any pain either. Like with natural teeth, the force of chewing food is transmitted directly to the jaw bone underneath. Dentures on the other hand transmit this force to the gums therefore causing a great deal of pain, and making eating uncomfortable for the wearer.
3. Long lasting – they offer a durable solution that requires minimal maintenance. Once they are implanted, there is no need for restoration or replacement. These teeth replacement treatments can last for more than 20 years without restoration or replacement. They are the perfect solution for those who do not want to spend the rest of their lives in and out of dental clinics.
4. Retain healthy jaws – they keep your jaw bone stimulated and living just as natural teeth do. They therefore prevent the jaw bone from atrophying. Studies have shown that implants have a 95% success rate in patients. Patient in studies, over a 10 year period, came through without losing a significant amount of the tissue in their bones. Dentures on the other hand are known to result in degeneration of the jaw bone. They also result in receding gums.
5. Increased confidence and self-esteem – they are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. These teeth replacement treatments therefore ensure that your natural smile is restored following the loss of teeth. They allow you to have a healthy and natural looking smile. They also contribute to preserving your youthful facial contours.
If you have dentures, contact your dentist as soon as possible and find out about having dental implants.They will not only improve your oral health, but will improve your overall quality of life.[Top]
If you have to use dentures for normal eating and everyday wear, you certainly know how much of a headache they can be. Slipping, grating, or irritating dentistry can easily cause jaw pain and run the risk of infections. Dentures require frequent cleaning beyond normal brushing in order to retain their color, durability, and function. What is worst is how expensive the process can be if your dentures have fractured and new casts must be ordered. In many cases, dentures are such a frustration that it is a much better decision to do away with them altogether and pick up a new medical alternative to traditional dental substitutions. One day dental implants can be the key to a new, healthy mouth of teeth and a hassle-free approach to all eating or chewing problems that dentures cause.
Nearly all denture users report some semblance of pain or irritation with their products. This is because dentures are not naturally balanced and structured like naturally forming teeth, so that their use does not exactly follow like normal. First-time users of dentures are particularly vulnerable to extreme grinding on soft, newly exposed gums. Most denture adhesives are difficult and unsuitable to use, some will not last through the entire duration of a day, while still others form nasty-tasting chemical reactions with the bacteria in your mouth. Sadly, denture technology has come to an impasse – the difficulty in preparing a proper fit with sealed edges and no loose parts lies in the cost. Form fitting dentures are available for purchase, but can cost several times more than their basic counterparts can, certainly a hard decision for seniors living on a fixed income.
More than mere discomfort, however, can be serious pain. If the gums are too weak or poorly cleaned, the surface of the skin is broken to breaking and bleeding. In other cases, sores may grow that are extraordinarily painful to the touch and take days, sometimes even weeks, to vanish. The worst dangers of all, however, are infections that can sprout if the dentures have lodged particles underneath your mouth, most of the time, pain results from an imbalance in the ridges of the mouth. The complexities of bones and jaw muscles create a wavy, shifting map that a set of dentures will have difficulty settling upon. Jaw ridges are not uniform in any patients, so that no two people can wear the same set of dentures without a bit of slipping. Properly modified dentures can adjust and settle into jaw ridges, but very few patients have the finances or the time for a select model.
Luckily, an easy and fast solution is available to those who are tired of clunky, obsolese dentures. One day dental implants are a new procedure available at your family dentist. The field of cosmetic orthodontic surgery has advanced leaps and bounds since the advent of computer programs that can map out a new set of artificial teeth. Unlike simple dentures, these dental implants are directly screwed into the jaw, making it impossible for new teeth to slide about and create sores.
One day dental implants are just that: you can walk into your dentist's office after the preliminary adjustments and walk out with a new, vibrant, form-fitting set of teeth. Your dentist can map out the advance of bone, so surgeons are capable of reducing areas that would push against the teeth and screws. In other words, there are no more hassles of having to replace, clean, or adjust dentures.[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]
As one grows old, one starts losing teeth. This is a part and parcel of aging. Although it may not appeal to us but we can not choose to ignore its consequences. However, times have changed for the good and one does not have to go through any inconvenience and embarrassment these days as now we have the option of going for dental implants surgery. This treatment can not only be used in old age when you lose teeth but can also be used in case you lose a tooth or two due to an accident or teeth infection. Proper care can prevent these problems but for how long. Sometimes one has to go for this treatment. There are two options that you can go for when you lose teeth. These are dentures and dental implants.
Cosmetic dentistry, the modern technology used in the field of dentistry has improved the quality of dental treatments. Earlier one could only go for dentures which were uncomfortable and painful. But implant is the most preferred dental treatment nowdays.The treatments were cost effective but otherwise took a lot of time to replace the teeth. They proved as a hindrance while eating and these had to be mostly removed while sleeping. One could chew with the help of these dentures but it was a very inconvenient process. These did not look good. These dentures had a very artificial look. One could easily make out the difference between the natural and the artificial teeth. This cave a very awkward look to the whole face. These are not permanently fixed and therefore move when you talk or eat. These can also put people in embarrassing situations in case they fall out while eating in public places.
In fact they can even fall out if you laugh out too loudly. The new method of teeth replacement that is dental implants are the gift of improved technology. They look absolutely like the natural teeth. One can not make out the difference between the original teeth and the dental implant. These will not spoil your looks in any way. They look real as well as feel real. These dental implants are permanently fixed to your gums and do not move at all, just like your natural teeth. These will not lead to any embarrassing moments. You do not need to fear about these falling out any moment. So with these implants you can laugh and eat easily.
The process of fixing these implants is very easy. These implants are fixed in the jaw with the help of titanium parts. These titanium parts are put on the jaw first and then the tooth is fixed upon them. The titanium base makes the tooth as stable as original tooth. In case of dentures the original tooth had to be extracted so that the full denture could fit in. It was a very painful process. These implants are fixed in the gaps that are there in the denture. This is a much faster process and it is also painless. These implants are not very expensive and they are worth the money that you spend upon them. Use them for comfort and convenience.[Top]
People often have problems with their teeth and have to have dentures put in. When this happens it is important to be able to eat comfortably, and to do that you need to be able to keep them in your mouth. To accomplish this properly, you need to use dental adhesives.
It may not always be necessary, however. You need to use adhesives when you think you may be chewing something that is tough or sticky, so that you can have the confidence that your teeth will stay in. You also need to use it when dry mouth may be an issue or when you are taking cold medicines. You may also want to consider using it when you will be doing lots of speaking or playing music publicly.
However, there are times when you should not use these adhesives. It is not intended to help poorly fitting devices fit better, as this can cause pain and sores within the mouth. If your dentures do not fit, see a dentist right away to get them fitted properly. You should also not use adhesives when you are in a position to not be able to brush your teeth and keep up with other good dental hygiene practices, or when you may experience allergic reaction to the adhesive products.
When you are applying adhesives to your dentures, there is something that you need to keep in mind. You should start with a small amount first until it feels comfortable and it stays in place properly, making sure that it is even spread spread across the surface of the gum. You can always apply more as needed and make sure that everything is clean when it is applied.
There are two main types of dental adhesives. One of these is adhesive paste, which is applied to the device when it is wet, cleaning it off if it starts to ooze around the outside of the dentures. The other type is powder, which is sprinkled thinly on the side of the device that Touches the gums. Most people do prefer the powder because it is less messy.
As with any other medication, adhesives for your dentures are considered to be a safe as long as you use them according to the instructions. As long as the device fits correctly, there should be no problems with the adhesive. However, if it is not being used appropriately, it could cause the gum tissue to become inflamed and painful as well as cause loss of the bone under the gum.[Top]
When it comes to having perfect teeth, there may be a time in your life where you have to consider getting teeth that are not your natural teeth. This could be for a broad variety of reasons including tooth loss and recurrence infection. You will have to make the decision on whether or not you will want dentures or implants. Both have their own benefits and their disadvantages.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Here are some of the implant benefits.
• Permanent solution. Getting dental implants allowed for teeth that will be there, long-term as long as they are taken care of properly. For most people, implants will last a lifetime.
• No movement. For implants that are done correctly, there will be no movement. Moving teeth can allow for bacteria to build up, speech to not always sound clear and problems with chewing.
• Easy to maintain. Dental implants are easy to maintain and just have to be brushed and flossed.
• Impression. Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. People will not be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and dental implants.
• Bone preservation. Getting dental implants will allow you to preserve the bones that are in your jaw.
• Facial construction. Implants help to protect the shape of your face and keep your face from collapsing. Since they stay in all the time, their protection is greater than that of dentures.
Cons of Dental Implants
As with anything, implants do have multiple cons.
• Waiting time. In most cases, you will have to be careful with your teeth until they fully fuse with the bone. This could take several weeks and you will have to wear a temporary cap over your teeth.
• Infections. Even though they are artificial, the gum around the tooth is not and will need to be taken care of to ensure that no infection starts.
• Cost. Implants are a bit higher than normal dentures. Most insurance agencies do not yet cover dental implants.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures offer several benefits for those who choose them.
• Functioning teeth. Dentures will give you fully functioning teeth that will allow you to eat, drink and talk normally.
• Better appearance. Dentures will help you to have an overall better appearance with no sagging facial muscles. You will also appear younger with dentures.
• Pricing. Dentures are generally affordable with many insurance companies covering them.
• Healthy mouth. Your mouth will be healthy and you will have less chance of any infections.
Cons of Dentures
There are several cons when it comes to dentures.
• Not a permanent solution. Dentures often have to be refitted or redesigned to fit in the jaw properly. They may wear out and may need to be completely replaced.
• Fit. Dentures may not always be a good fit. They may loosen and slip.
• Extended cost. With dentures, you will have to buy bonding agents to keep the dentures in your mouth. This can be extremely costly.
• Face and bone. Dentures will not help always maintain the shape of the mouth as most people remove their dentures at night.
Both dentures and implants are a good choice to replace discontinued and missing teeth. You will need to weigh both the pros and cons when it comes to choosing dental implants or dentures. Be sure to ask your insurance company which one they cover to ensure that you can afford it. If your insurance company does not cover implants or dentures, you can speak to the company about a payment plan. Some companies out there have great payment plans that can allow you to purchase a great set of teeth no matter whether they are implants or dentures.
Remember to weigh the pros and cons and figure out what type of teeth works best for you and all of your needs. Take your time and choose the right fit.[Top]