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Dentures; the advantages and disadvantages by a London SE1 dentist

20 / 09 / 2010

Dentures have been around since prehistoric times, and man has been obsessed with them to the extent they have come up with many weird and wonderful ways to make them, says an SE1 London dentist. The Egyptians made them from sea shells and loved the colours they came in, there have also been flint, metal, plastic and even wooden dentures. At one time we used the teeth of animals to make them. Their development has been a long time in the making, and up until recently the problem of food getting lodged under them was still a big problem. These days the new style adhesives make the plate so totally sealed and hygienic that it is impossible for any foreign objects to get behind them, which has been well received by everyone who wears them. They are made out of porcelain these days which is a hard wearing clay mix that is so workable it makes the teeth look really natural. Some people can`t get on with dentures and go for a bridge or implants, but most patients are happy with their dentures. They are made to a custom design using digital photos of the patient’s mouth, that’s why there has been a big increase in their use of late. To keep them clean and germ free they are usually just dropped into a solution of sterilising fluid over night, you don`t clean them in the usual manner with a brush. Many wearers have more than one set, and some even change them on a regular basis for socialising, they are now a fashion item to many people.

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