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Denture stabilisation with dental implants

Dental checkup in preparation for implant procedureA few years ago, patients who wanted to straighten their smile would need to endure months or even years of wearing visible metal brackets and wires. While metal braces are very effective in treating a wide range of dental problems, many adult patients choose not to have them, due to aesthetic concerns.

Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed a treatment that accomplishes teeth straightening gently, comfortably, and discreetly. Invisalign is an innovative treatment available at many dental practices including PDC Dental in Barnsley.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign consists of a series of virtually invisible, removable, transparent and comfortable aligners that gradually move the teeth into their right position over a specific period of time. Invisalign invisible braces are custom-made with 3D computer imaging technology that allows patients to view their own virtual treatment plan.

How does it work?

Each set of aligners should be worn for about two weeks, being removed only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As each aligner is replaced with the next in the series, teeth are slowly moving as planned. Unlike metal braces that require frequent adjustments, Invisalign invisible braces are very easy to use and do not require frequent dental visits. Total treatment time for Invisalign is usually 12 months but this will vary from patient to patient.

Benefits of Invisalign invisible braces

When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign has many benefits. The most obvious benefit that attracts many patients to Invisalign is that the aligners are transparent and discreet. In fact, most people will not even be able to tell if someone is undergoing treatment.

Additionally, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, playing sports, or performing other activities, so patients do not need to alter their lifestyle significantly. Moreover, Invisalign invisible braces help oral hygiene significantly, since patients can brush and floss their teeth as they normal would. This way, teeth are not only straightened, but also remain clean and healthy for longer.

Am I a candidate?

Invisalign is very effective at treating overbites, crossbites, underbites as well as crowded and gapped teeth. Suitable Invisalign candidates should be at least 18 years old (although a special type of Invisalign is also available for teenagers) with no untreated cavities or gum disease.

Dentures in the Modern World

An example of dentures Ageing has many challenges and one of them is losing your teeth. None of us likes saying goodbye to our pearly whites. Teeth are lost through grinding, decay, infection, smoking, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related causes. More often than anything, they fall out due to gum disease.

Fortunately, dental researchers are constantly finding ways to improve available techniques and, in the 21st century, the use of new materials and techniques has made dentures more lifelike and easier to wear.

Dentists throughout the country offer dentures and if you live in Farnham, one dentist that offers this invaluable service is Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable false teeth. They are used to replace missing teeth and gums. Partial dentures replace just a few teeth, while complete, or full, dentures replace all the teeth.

Dentures Then and Now

Over the years, dentures have become better fitting, more comfortable and more realistic looking, but they still have quite a reputation for problems based on old technology. Dentures in the past did not look very realistic: the gum bits were too pink, the teeth too white or nowhere near the same shape as the wearer’s original teeth. As if that wasn’t enough, dentures could be embarrassingly badly fitting, seeming to have a life of their own in a person’s mouth, not to mention the whistling and speech problems they could also cause.

Fortunately, these days dentures are no longer another problem you just have to grin and bear in old age, but a solution that brings you a healthier mouth.

What Makes Dentures So Much Better These Days?

New improved resins, stains and custom-made artificial teeth make a beautiful, natural smile much more possible to recreate.

But new materials are not all that’s important. Over the decades, dentistry has vastly improved its understanding of the science involved in managing different mouth and jaw shapes, as well as the muscle skills of the patients receiving the dentures.

The methods for making dentures have also advanced. Dentures can now be made with injection moulding techniques that improve accuracy of fit. Also, denture makers are far more skilled in creating dentures that look natural. It is an art in itself.