Everything You Need To Know About Our Dental Services
Dentures are a least invasive way of replacing missing tooth/teeth. Complete and partial dentures are the two types available. When all the teeth are missing, complete dentures are needed while partial ones are needed when only some teeth remain. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth so there should be no significant changes in outward appearance. They are very durable appliances that will last many years and can be remade many times, with proper care.
There are a few options to consider when determining the right denture type for you in Liverpool. Dentures can be full or partial, and they’re either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are ready to wear after any remaining teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed. Immediate dentures are made in advance at least several weeks in advance and placed immediately after the teeth are removed.
The advantage of immediate dentures is that you aren’t without teeth during the healing process. Bones and gums can shrink as time passes by, more so when there is a healing period after extraction. Therefore, one disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they may require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be looked at as a temporary solution till there are conventional dentures.
Another option is a removable partial denture (RPD). This kind of denture is aimed at those who have some natural teeth remaining. It has replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base, which attaches to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth which are connected with pink plastic bases.
When To Have A Root Canal?
Root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. When the motive is to save a tooth, pulp, nerves, decay, bacteria gets eliminated while the remaining area is filled and the tooth is restored.
Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realised is that teeth replacement will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.
The root canal treatment can help in repairing and saving a tooth which is extremely decayed. There is a high success rate for root canal treatment and it lasts for a lifetime but there might be cases when the tooth needs treatment again because of new infections.
Reasons for Root Canal Treatment
If you experience any of these symptoms you may need root canal treatment:
- Extreme toothache pain after chewing or application of pressure
- Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
- A persistent irritation on the gums