False teeth have been around for many years, but they are now the last resort option for patients with many missing teeth. This is partly because dental implants have risen in popularity in recent years, offering more benefits than conventional dentures. However, dentures are very resilient, cost-effective and if created properly they can transform a patient’s smile and quality of life.
The key to making great quality dentures in Edinburgh is to pay attention to facial symmetry and using high-grade materials. This combination can be offered by a few dental practices, such as Edinburgh Dental Specialists. Partial dentures are ideal for patients who have lost a few teeth in a row, whereas full dentures can accommodate patients who have lost most of their teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Why are cosmetic dentures different?
Cosmetic dentures are different from conventional dentures for many reasons. Firstly, they are customised to look like a patient’s missing teeth. As a matter of fact, they are usually created with the help of old photographs, digital x-rays and precise measurements. Moreover, cosmetic dentures in Edinburgh are made of the high-quality materials such as acrylic and porcelain in order to look as natural as possible.
Dentists can also give the teeth with an uneven and worn appearance for enhanced realism. Last but not least, partial dentures are flexible with hidden clasps for improved retention and better attachment. Overall, cosmetic dentures are less likely to become loose after a short period of time as normal, uncustomised dentures would.
Cosmetic dentures will last longer and fit better if they are looked after. Cleaning them is very important, though most types of toothpaste available in the market will destroy them in the long run. Instead, use a soft toothbrush and a cleaner specially designed for dentures and do not forget to soak them in specialised solution every night. This will keep them fresh and bacteria-free for longer. Moreover, cold water storage can prolong their lifespan and keep them from drying out or losing their shape. Be careful about cleaning products, if dentures are made of metal parts, and do not soak them in warm water as they can be destroyed.