Ill-fitting dentures can cause a number of different problems, and are something we see quite frequently in patients visiting our Leeds surgery for the very first time. One of the most common complaints is that they make eating and speaking difficult, and that the dentures tilt or move when trying to speak or eat. This may be a design fault, or it could be that you have lost significant amounts of bone in your jaw, making denture retention more difficult.
Another common problem is that the dentures look false or artificial, or that the incorrect size of denture teeth has been used in relation to the size of the patient’s facial features. You’ll find that Dr David Brown or whoever you choose to see at our dentist in Leeds dental surgery, will take the time to listen to the type of denture you’d like so you get great results.
Dentures can be as individual as You Are
Some people prefer to have straight white teeth, while others prefer their dentures to the incorporate spaces and irregularities that may have been found in their natural teeth. Dentures in Leeds can be made to include characterisations that recreate your smile in the most natural way possible. Leeds City Dentalcare can provide patients with cosmetic dentures that use top quality denture teeth to give very natural results, and although they cost a little more than conventional dentures, they give excellent aesthetics. These dentures are carefully constructed to give you a natural smile, and are designed to restore the correct dimensions of your face. This is something that is very important, especially if you lost your teeth a while ago.
The reason for this is that your face is likely to have lost some of its height, as the bony ridge of your jaw will have reabsorbed slightly and will have become flatter. Restoring these dimensions will ensure all your facial structures, such as your lips and cheeks, are properly supported. Your dentures can be made entirely from acrylic, or they may have a cast, cobalt chrome base. The advantage is that this alloy is very light and strong, and can be cast up to be extremely thin. In contrast the acrylic base of a denture needs to be a little thicker in order to have sufficient strength. However it might not always be possible to make your denture from cobalt chrome, as this alloy is only suitable for certain situations. These are all things that Dr David Brown will discuss with you at your consultation for cosmetic dentures.
Fed up With Your Dentures moving around?
While a properly designed denture can work wonders on your appearance, it can be difficult to get sufficient retention if you have significant bone loss in your lower jaw. This is where dental implants can be extremely useful. You may need as few as four dental implants to secure a lower denture, making them relatively affordable for most people. Implant placement doesn’t take very long, and you may even be able to receive your implant retained dentures on the same day. It is usually the lower denture that creates the most problems with retention, as this tends to be the area where bone is more easily lost. If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic dentures or dental implants then it is worth contacting Leeds City Dentalcare to find out more.