There are many approaches to replace your missing enamel and your dentist can be able to advise the nice choice for you, whether it’s a denture, bridge or implant.
Complete / complete or partial dentures
Complete dentures or full dentures are designed to update a full set of teeth. They can either be in shape on the higher arch, lower arch or each and can be without difficulty removed, whether or not it’s to ease your denture or honestly to present your gums a relaxation. To help aid your dentures and gums, you could pick out to apply a denture fixative consisting of the ones offered within the Bicton Dental Clinic. Denture fixatives can assist make certain that your dentures are kept firmly in the vicinity, and help block meals particles from becoming trapped underneath them.
Your dentist may additionally propose partial dentures if you handiest have a few teeth lacking. These clip onto any last natural teeth and assist you to experience more comfortably if you are the handiest lacking a small wide variety of teeth.
Fixed alternative teeth
If you would decide on a more constant alternative solution, your dentist may additionally recommend a set prosthetic to update your missing teeth. Numerous options will help you discover the one that suits your lifestyle.
Artificial crowns are made from replacement teeth, which fill the distance left for your mouth. These are held in the area by means of attaching to your herbal tooth.
Acting like everyday teeth, a root implant is surgically placed into the bone. These can be ‘loaded’ with a dental prosthetic which includes a crown or a bridge.
Implant-supported constant dentures
Your new teeth/tooth might be constructed on a steel and acrylic base (a bridge). Screws are then located into your mouth to assist keep the denture constant, which in turn steady the tooth into root implants which might be surgically inserted into your jaw bone. The bridge is constant with screws and may be eliminated if essential.
Implant-supported removable dentures
This sort of over denture additionally works with dental implants and attachments. In this situation, the attachments are embedded into the acrylic, which may be fitted on and rancid the implants. Two or three implants are surgically placed across the curve of your jaw that the overdenture clips directly to, for better stability on your mouth.
A dental prosthetic can enhance your self-belief and your dentist could be in a position to talk to you about your alternatives for replacing lacking teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
We adhere to all the latest government regulations advice and guidelines regarding equipment, cross-infection and decontamination. All our equipment is properly serviced and maintained and our staff receives regular training to make sure we are completely up to speed. We make sure your safety is taken very seriously!
The problem is it doesn’t necessarily follow that not having any pain, means you don’t have any dental problems. Tooth decay and gum disease need to be well advanced before they cause pain. By the time they cause pain treatment becomes more difficult more expensive and time-consuming and the outcomes are less predictable. At our checkups, we will check your teeth and gums very carefully and advise you of any potential problems. We also check for mouth cancer. If your teeth and gums are completely healthy, we will give you advice on how to keep them that way. We may also recommend you increase the interval between check-ups to a year if you are spectacularly good!
Bad breath is most commonly caused by the smelly gases produced by the bacteria coating your teeth and gums. Food debris trapped in between the teeth can also start to decompose and cause a very unpleasant odor. So effective and regular tooth brushing and cleaning in between your teeth with dental tape or interdentally brushes and cleaning your tongue is crucial to keep your breath fresh.
Strong foods like garlic coffee and onions and smoking of course add to the problem, as can having a dry mouth caused by certain medical conditions and some prescribed drugs and mouth breathing. Artificial saliva products may help.
Infections in the throat nose lungs or sinuses and liver or kidney problems may also cause bad breath. If we can’t find a dental cause for your problem we may refer you to your doctor.
Sensitive teeth are usually triggered with cold food (ice cream) or drinks, or touch (toothbrush or fingernail) or sweet foods (chocolate). The pain is severe but only lasts for a few seconds. If you get pain that lasts longer than this and is triggered with hot things more than cold you have a toothache, not sensitivity!
Sensitivity can be caused by exposing the more sensitive dentine on your teeth either by brushing too hard or drinking /eating too many acidic foods, fizzy drinks, white wine, fruit juice. The solution is to limit or expose your teeth to acid attack, clean with an electric toothbrush and use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Use the toothpaste as an ointment… rub it into the sensitive areas and leave it there.
If you find no improvement come and see us!
Please call us immediately on (08 9339 8008) as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you. The earlier in the day that you ring, the more likely you are to be seen that same day and at a time that suits you best. If the practice is closed and you cannot wait until opening time, please call us and listen to the answer phone message which will give you instructions on accessing our out of hours emergency service.