It is important to replace missing teeth, even if just one is missing. If left untreated, your chewing and speaking will be affected, as additional strain is put on teeth either side of the gap, and your bite can become misaligned. The missing teeth and bone can also cause your face to sag and look older, and you could end up losing further teeth.
Dentures must be looked after as if they were your natural teeth. Plaque can develop on dentures in much the same way as it can on natural teeth, which can put you at risk of gum disease.
With removable dentures, we recommend you take them out and clean them thoroughly with a soft brush. They should then be rinsed and soaked overnight in a denture cleaner.
Remember to keep your mouth clean too, by gently brushing your gums and tongue with a soft brush and rising with a mouthwash.
There are a number of benefits to choosing dentures to replace your missing teeth.
"After the helicopter crash smashed most of my teeth, I thought I was going to have to wear dentures for the rest of my life. Thanks to your skill and dedication you have rebuilt my mouth and my smile. I was amazed at how painless the whole operation was. Since treatment the crowns have been absolutely superb. It’s just like having my old teeth back again, I have regained my confidence when smiling. I would like to thank you for a wonderful job, I have been recommending you to all my friends."
"I’m just writing to say how delighted I am with my implant, and to thank you for your professional expertise and for the special consideration you showed me. I would have no hesitation in recommending the procedure to anyone considering an implant. I would also like to thank each of your staff, who throughout my treatment, offered advice and encouragement."
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