Dating back to 7000BC in Italy, dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for centuries. Over time, animal teeth, human teeth and even carved stone have been used to try and help those wearing them to grind their food and to bite.
Luckily, modern dentistry has moved a bit further along than that!
Many people who have dentures in today’s society have them bespoke fitted by a dentist, have access to advice on how to look after them correctly and even have cleaning solutions to soak them in overnight.
However, many users of dentures report not feeling entirely secure when using them. Even though there are denture adhesives in every chemist across the UK, denture wearers often complain about their dentures moving or rubbing against their gum line, causing irritation and ulcers. Now that is unpleasant!
Dental implants vs dentures
While we do not believe that dentures should be put on the back shelf, they are not suitable for everyone. If you are a younger person with gaps in their teeth from an accident, you may not like the idea of wearing dentures.
Dental implants in Cheltenham are a great option for either replacing missing teeth or securing dentures in your mouth. This will allow you to be able to eat any food you wish without worrying, while also giving you the freedom to laugh and speak without feeling your teeth are becoming loose.
Also, you don’t have to worry about them becoming damaged through storage, they are fitted to your jawline and will only need to removed for inspection by one of our dentists if required. They are just like real teeth in almost every way.
Will having dental implants placed hurt?
This is a very common question we are asked about dental implants in Cheltenham at our dental surgery.
Individuals who have had dental implants fitted have stated that having a tooth extracted is more painful, so discomfort associated with this procedure is minimal. If you are concerned about the level of discomfort you experience post fitting, please contact us.
How long will it take?
The length of time it will take having dental implants fitted in Cheltenham depends on how much work you are having done. For a small number of dental implants, we can have them designed, created and fitted all on the same day.
How much will it cost?
Again, the overall cost for having your dental implants fitted is difficult to estimate, as you may need preparation work and aftercare based on your individual needs.
Before you have any implants fitted, you will need to have a consultation with one of our dentists. This will allow them to discuss with you the level of work that they may feel you need and how much it will cost.
Remember, this initial cost should only be taken as an estimate, the prices may change due to aftercare.
Contact us today for more information on implants.