Why should you replace missing teeth?

Having your missing teeth in Loughton replaced can seem like a big step. There are a number of different restoration methods you can consider when you visit Forest Dental. It can be tempting to delay but, generally speaking, the sooner you have your teeth replaced, the better it is for the health of your mouth. Swift action can, in some cases, give you more options and a better chance of successful replacement.

Missing Teeth in LoughtonIf you have missing teeth, you are probably already feeling the repercussions in your life. These are just some of the ways that gaps in your smile can have a detrimental effect on your experience of life:

  • Aesthetics – your smile is a key component of the way you look. A complete smile is balanced and aesthetically pleasing. Gaps can affect this symmetry and change the overall impression that you make;
  • Confidence – once the appearance of your smile is compromised, this can have an effect on your self-esteem. Gaps can occur for a myriad of different reasons but you may still feel like yours make a negative statement about your age, health or oral hygiene, which can lead to smiling less.
  • Reduced functionality – chewing might seem like a simple action but your mouth and the position and shape of your teeth are specifically designed to perform various functions that are supported by the whole structure. When you have missing teeth, it can affect your ability to eat the foods you want while also having a knock-on effect on the remaining teeth. They may be subject to uneven wear and deteriorate more quickly than they would as part of a complete smile;
  • Health of your mouth – missing teeth can have an effect on your other teeth, your gums and your jawbone. The latter can begin to deteriorate once you have missing teeth because it is no longer being used in the areas where you have gaps. If you have multiple missing teeth, this can end up affecting the appearance of your face.

Fortunately, the friendly team at Forest Dental are standing by to talk you through your options for tooth replacement. We help you make informed choices about your restoration and face the future with a complete smile.

Replace your missing teeth with cosmetic dentures in Loughton

According to recent studies, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth. If you have lost one, several or all of your teeth due to decay, gum disease, trauma, injury or old age, there are plenty of medical reasons to seek treatment. For one thing, large gaps between your teeth may affect your ability to speak or eat. More importantly, remaining teeth can shift and become loose, even resulting in bone loss.

Luckily, with modern advances in dentistry, you do not have to suffer from missing teeth. At Forest Dental in Loughton, we offer flexible cosmetic dentures, for patients who are looking for a more comfortable and attractive alternative to traditional acrylic dentures. Flexible dentures are more lightweight and barely unnoticeable when fitted. At our dental practice, we offer both Duraflex and Valplast flexible dentures for patients who want to enjoy the benefits of removable dentures without the hassle.

Missing Teeth in LoughtonAesthetically pleasing dentures

The materials of our dentures are nearly transparent and blend in with the natural gum tissue, making them virtually invisible. These are ideal for patients who want to replace their missing teeth but are put off by the idea of dental implants or bridges. They are also a viable temporary option for patients who have lost one tooth and are waiting for their dental implant operation. Essentially, flexible removable dentures feel a lot like removable bridges, therefore, do not impede your speech or chewing ability.

More importantly, flexible dentures are lightweight, hypoallergenic, and resilient. We offer a lifetime guarantee against fracture under normal use. Unlike conventional dentures, they are metal-free and do not interfere with your natural teeth. As they are significantly smaller and smoother they are not painful and feel more comfortable inside your mouth.

Patients who opt for flexible dentures do not need to worry about their dentures feeling loose or falling down while they are speaking or laughing. Our innovative flexible dentures are custom-made for each patient and can be ready in as little as three weeks. More importantly, they do not require any complex adjustments once they have been fixed into your teeth and gums.