A light in the dark
Over the course of the past year, fewer people than ever have had easy access to cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dentures.
Although in some respects cosmetic treatment such as dentures might not be considered as ‘essential’ as an emergency dental may be, however, this does not mean that the treatments are not massively important and life changing for many patients across the county.
People who have teeth that are visibly stained, broken, missing entirely or chipped often find these issues to have a weighing impact on their self-esteem and confidence. Although treatment such as dentures may not seem ‘essential to some, for others they are exactly that.
As things slowly but surely return to a pre-covid normal, anybody who has grown increasingly concerned about the visible aesthetic of their teeth should now take action by reaching out to a reputable cosmetic dentist about their denture options.
What are dentures?
People commonly recognise them from within the smiles of movie-stars and TV personalities – but there is often some confusion as to what dentures actually are.
To put it simply, dentures are a cosmetic dental treatment that involves bonding porcelain ‘shells’ over the front and backs of a patient’s teeth – effectively encasing the tooth in clean and fresh porcelain covering. It is possible to get a single denture for insurances where one tooth is squint, stained, chipped or missing.
Patient’s can also choose to have a full-set of dentists in place if they are wanting to completely transform the exterior of their smile – which is what commonly happens with movie stars or celebrities.
Why should I get dentures?
Unlike most other forms of cosmetic dentistry which aim to treat one specific dental problem, dentures are very much a one-stop solution for a wide variety of problems.
This is because they give the patient an opportunity to treat multiple cosmetic concerns that they have with their teeth through a single, fast and long-lasting treatment.
Below are some of patient most common reasons for seeking out denture treatment:
- Chronic toothache – If patients are experiencing a severe toothache, it may be an indication that an infection has spread beyond the surface and into the nerve. If this is the case it may be a good idea to consider a single denture as treatment.
- Difficulty eating – Another indicator that you may wish to consider denture treatment is if you experience difficulty or discomfort when eating. This is usually an indicator that something is wrong within the interior of your teeth, and you may want to consider dentures as a long-term fix.
- Embarrassment – One of the most common reasons for seeking dentures is to improve a patient’s self-confidence and esteem when they smile. If you are finding that you deliberately avoid smiling or laughing out of fear due to the visible condition of your teeth, you should seriously consider seeking out dentures as a way of transforming your smile and achieving a cleaner, cohesive and aesthetically pleasing smile.
How do I get dentures?
Although they have the potential to completely transform a patient smile, dentures are not for everyone – as patient teeth must be at a certain level of health in order to carry out treatment efficiently.
As such, the first step in getting dentures always starts with a consultation and examination. If you’re interested in finding out your eligibility, then take the first step today by contacting a trusted dental clinic in Liverpool today.