False teeth also known commonly as dentures have been around for many hundreds of years. Its been shown that false teeth were used in 700 bc by Etruscan s in Northern Italy. Dentures were made of human or animal teeth.
These were not very comfortable but were the first recorded false teeth known to man. Later materials such as wood were used in Japan for full dentures however these again were not comfortable and people struggled to cope with them. Dentures today are made of acrylic or metal and are used to replace just a few teeth ( partial dentures ) or a complete arch of teeth ( full dentures )
Dentures unfortunately are not the ideal solution for missing teeth. Soon after teeth are lost the jaw bone changes with bone shrinkage and this has an effect on the facial profile. It is normal to see a change in facial appearance when teeth are lost. The jaw bone has little function when natural teeth are removed and for this reason the jaw bone shrinks.
Dentures are made from accurate impressions which are taken of the mouth. Upper and lower impressions are taken in special impression materials and sent to a special dental laboratory for making removable dentures.
In the lab dental technicians make dentures which sit over the gums and jaw bones. Dentures do not have much support in the mouth. The upper denture has a close seal on the roof of of the mouth. This seal enables the upper denture to stay in place.
The lower denture unfortunately has no such seal so unfortunately lower dentures tend to move around a lot more than the upper dentures. Acrylic teeth are set into the dentures which will form the new artificial teeth on the denture. Acrylic teeth come in a variety of brands, shapes, colors, sizes and styles. Dentures can last up to 10 years after which they should be replaced. Due to bone shrinkage the denture will no longer fit properly and will cause irritation to the gum tissues. Fungal infections are commonly found under dentures which are not routinely removed. False teeth are not the best choice for replacing natural teeth in the 21st Century.
Consider dental implants, these can provide a full set of fixed teeth just like natural teeth. Unlike dentures dental implants are placed into the jaw bone and are secure and stable in the mouth. Dental implants are able to support a individual or multiple teeth.
Dental implants can change your whole life. The treatment is safe, predictable and successful in about 95% of cases. Dental implants are the ideal choice for missing teeth
Brighton Implant Clinic has experienced surgeons and clinical staff dedicated for high quality dental implant treatment. Our clinics are based in Hove, Brighton and Hailsham. Don’t put up with uncomfortable false teeth any longer! We offer a FREE implant assessment for all new patients who wish to find out more information about dental treatment.
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