Denture Alternatives: Do you know your options when it comes to gaining a fixed smile?
What do you think of when we say dentures? The chances are you imagine an older individual – but the truth is that dentures or false teeth are much more common than you think.
Yes – it’s true that dentures are most common in mature individuals, but they are still a customary fix for missing teeth in people of all ages.
But they’re not your only option.
If your dentist has suggested dentures are your best option, you’re in the right place as today we’re shedding some light on denture alternatives.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are the name given to removable teeth. They can be made from a range of materials but are most commonly made from acrylic and are designed to fit snugly over the gums to give the appearance of a full smile where tooth loss has occurred.
They are synonymous with old age, which is why many younger individuals are often too embarrassed to accept them, instead becoming more withdrawn as they feel too self-conscious about their smiles.
What are the downsides of getting a denture?
There are a number of reasons why dentures are the go-to option for dentists when it comes to treating tooth loss, namely that they are affordable to make, can restore the appearance of a full smile with ease and don’t require surgery to fit.
However, there are also plenty of drawbacks to opting for dentures, which is why more and more people are seeking out alternatives. Some of the most prominent downsides when it comes to getting dentures include:
- They require a lot of prep work to be fitted, including getting molds made and removing failing teeth
- There’s no way of knowing what the dentures will look like until they have been fitted
- They will eventually wear down to the point of needing to be replaced
- You may need temporary dentures in place until your proper dentures have been made
- They can cause soreness through removal
- They can become loose over a short period of time, leading to embarrassing ‘clacking’ noises and difficulty eating and drinking like normal
- They can cover the palate, affecting how you taste food and drink
Although we can certainly see the benefits of dentures for some, the negatives can have a huge impact on the quality of life of the individual.
But what are the alternatives?
Meet our EvoSolution
In many cases, dentures are put forwards as the only possible option for patients that are suffering from advanced periodontal disease significant tooth loss or severely failing teeth. But we’re here to tell you that this isn’t the case. Even if you have already had extensive dental work done, including crowns and bridges, we’re confident our EvoSolution can still provide an alternative that is:
- Natural looking
But what is it?
Since 2007, the team at EvoDental have worked hard to hone their specialities in a way that offered patients something unique. We understood how desperate tooth loss can leave an individual, which is why we engineered a solution within our UK labs that combined advanced technology with high-quality materials to provide full jaw dental implants.
Our EvoSolution uses titanium fixtures to create dental implants which can be fixed into a dental bridge, for a resulting smile that is permanent, durable, long-wearing and can often be fitted all on one day!
The best part of our denture alternative is that you can eat, drink and socialise freely without worrying about any embarrassing denture-related mishaps. They have the power to give you back your independence as well as your winning smile – what’s not to love?
Talk to our team about Denture Alternatives
If you feel backed into a corner when it comes to your dental options, we can help. Our team have supported thousands of people to regain their smiles, and their confidence with our innovative full jaw dental implants, and we offer a free consultation, so you will find out there and then whether you’re suitable for the treatment.
Our friendly team are waiting to speak with you – so give us a call on 0203 137 9714 today.