Karun Dewan is Specialist Prosthodontist based in Birmingham, West Midlands and works as a Restorative Consultant at Birmingham Dental Hospital. He is an Expert in Prosthetic Dentistry which specifically deals with people with dentures problems. He uses conventional denture making techniques and dental implant treatment to improve the fit and retention of the dentures and provide his patients with improved comfort, appearance and chewing abilities.
Problems with your Dentures?
The majority of people who have dentures complain of the following commonly encountered denture problems, in particular with their lower denture:
- Loose Dentures and Denture slippage
- Difficulty in Eating and Function
- Uncomfortable to wear and Trouble in Speaking
- Cleaning Problems
Do you have missing teeth? We’re here to put a smile on your face
Natural-looking, well-fitting dentures make all the difference to how you feel about yourself. That’s why the RESTORE specialist clinician creates incredibly realistic, bespoke dentures that look and feel so good that no-one need ever know you’re wearing them.
Taking into account your unique face shape and natural variations in tooth and gum colour, your full or partial dentures are created especially for you ensuring the perfect fit and performance. Using correct techniques, we will be able make a difference to your lip fullness giving a youthful look.
Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic), nylon or metal. They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential eating and speech problems caused by gaps.
What are dentures?
- When a person is missing teeth, he or she may experience a variety of problems. The person may become less confident in their smile and have difficulty speaking and eating certain foods. Dentures are appliances that are custom made to replace a person’s missing teeth and restore the appearance and oral functions that were lost.
- The denture can be either a full denture or a partial denture.A full denture is used when all of the person’s teeth are missing and a partial denture is used when only some of the teeth are missing.
Complete dentures are made of a plastic base that is coloured in order to replicate gum tissue and supports a full set of plastic or porcelain teeth. The traditional full denture is held in the mouth by forming a seal with the gums. They can also be held in place by attaching to dental implants that are surgically placed in the bone of the jaws.
Implant retained/supported Dentures
Lower dentures problems such as looseness, being unable to eat and bite properly or even smile with confidence is one of most common problems we hear from patients. We acknowledge this issue head-on and by using our specialist knowledge and skills, we are able to maximise the stability, support and retention for your dentures so that they are comfortable to you. Read the latest thinking amongst the dental community about dentures, below:
The McGill Consensus Statementon overdentures was published following a symposium held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2002. A panel of relevant experts in the field stated that: “the evidence currently available suggests that the restoration of the edentulous mandible with a conventional denture is no longer the most appropriate first choice prosthodontic treatment. There is now overwhelming evidence that a two-implant overdenture should become the first choice of treatment for the edentulous mandible.”
In 2009, a further consensus statement was released as a support and follow-up to the McGill consensus statement. This report was jointly created by members of the BSSPD (British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry) Council and the panel of presenters at the BSSPD conference in York, UK in April 2009. The York statement concluded that “a substantial body of evidence is now available demonstrating that patients’ satisfaction and quality of life with Implant Supported mandibular overdentures is significantly greater than for conventional dentures. Whilst it is accepted that the two-implant overdenture is not the gold standard of implant therapy, it is the minimum standard that should be sufficient for most people, considering performance, patient satisfaction, cost-effective in longer term and clinical time.”
- Partial dentures can either be made with a plastic base or a metal framework that supports the number of teeth that need to be replaced. It is held in the mouth by using clasps and rests that are carefully adapted around the natural teeth.
- The partial denture that uses a metal framework is the traditional design, due to the rigidity and strength of the metal. Plastic partial dentures have normally been used as emergency or temporary replacements of missing teeth, allowing the gums and bone to heal before a definitive restorative solution is obtained.
How are fees paid?
At your initial visit a plan of treatment will be devised and fees determined.
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