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Why Are Valplast Dentures Different?

You may have been told by your dentist that you will need dentures. This can sometimes be a complete shock, and you may not know what to do for your best option. One of the options open to you is to visit our dental surgery to discuss Valplast dentures with our denture technician. These are often a good choice for younger adults who have lost teeth due to accidents or gum disease. There are several things about Valplast dentures which makes them different.

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What Are Valplast Dentures?

Valplast dentures are typically available through private treatment, and are flexible dentures which are fitted to your gums. They are used to replace the missing teeth which would have been in your gums, and are sometimes known as partial dentures, since they don’t replace the entire set of teeth. They are flexible and durable, and can also be made from a tough, nylon-type material which is lighter in the mouth than the standard set of dentures. These dentures look natural, feel comfortable, and fit easily into the mouth, making them some of the best denture sets around.

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How Valplast Are Different

The chief way in which Valplast dentures are different from the standard set available on the NHS is the fact that they are more hypo-allergenic than traditional dentures. This means that even if you have had soreness and irritation caused by an immune reaction to acrylic or metal dentures, you are likely to benefit from using Valplast.

The dentures are also different in that they tend to be much smaller than the standard acrylic dentures. This means that there is less wear and tear on the roof or floor of the mouth, so there is less irritation and less discomfort. As they are smaller, they are also less likely to affect the movement of the tongue and lips, so you can speak more naturally.

The dentures are also different in the way that they are fitted to the mouth. Often, they are not sized until they arrive at the dentist’s office. When the patient is fitted with the dentures, they are immersed in hot water, and then fitted to the gums. Patients tend to use this method at home, heating them up and then inserting them into the mouth so that they take the shape of the gum line. This means that there is more adherence, and better grip even without the use of glues.

Will Invisalign Align Teeth Centrally?

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Patients who need braces often turn to disguised orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. This brace is designed to be completely unseen by anyone who doesn’t know it is there, and has become a big favourite with adults who need to have their teeth straightened. Adults make up a significant population of patients who visit our dental practice hoping to get straighter teeth, and we know that Invisalign is one brand that can help them without making them feel self-conscious or embarrassed. We also know that we can help patients who have had previous experience of dental braces, but haven’t got the look that they want.


Fixing Wrongly Straightened Teeth

One of the things that our dental practice sees over and over again is poor alignment of teeth even after braces have been used (when no retention has been used after treatment). Our adult patients come to us with teeth which have been flattened down, but that are still not centrally aligned. This can mean that the central point of each set of teeth, upper and lower, are in completely different places. The jawline may also be out of sync. These problems can affect the health of your teeth, and can cause conflicts on the biting and chewing surfaces of the teeth, since they don’t come together in the right place. Our dental team can help our patients to fix these problems, and improve their smile.

How Invisalign Can Help

Invisalign can help to reduce discrepancies in the positioning of teeth in the upper and lower jawline. As long as there are no underlying problems, such as the upper jaw and the mandible growing out of position, then Invisalign can help you to recover from these problems. It is a simple device, and can work in less than two years, helping to improve your appearance and save you from discomfort and tooth decay.

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Let Our Team Help You

If you want to try out Invisalign for teeth which have been straightened, but don’t meet in the middle, then talk to our team today. We will need to take X-rays of your jawline, to tell us where your teeth are not in the right place, and to make sure that there are no other problems which might prevent our braces from working. If we find that Invisalign are not the solution for you, then we may be able to offer other solutions which will end with you having perfectly aligned teeth. Call us today to book your Free Consultation.

Where Can I Get My Teeth Whitened Cheaply In Birmingham?

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Teeth whitening is a common procedure which involves changing the natural colour of the teeth so that they seem whiter, without doing any kind of damage to the surface of the teeth. If you want to get whiter teeth in the Birmingham area, then our dentist team can offer you advice and simple procedures that will help to ensure that you get a perfect, white smile. There are several options available to you, some of which you can do at home with our help, and some of which requires in house treatment.

Home treatments

The most common type of teeth whitening service used by Birmingham patients is home whitening. This can involve either buying DIY kits for use in the home, which we don’t recommend and which can leave you disappointed and with damage to your teeth. These DIY kits are often cheap and don’t whiten all of your teeth, or all of individual teeth. Our recommended method is instead Dentist Supervised home whitening. In this process, we create moulds of your teeth which are used to create trays that fit closely to your teeth, rather like a gum shield. We supply you with the whitening gel, which you put into the trays and use during the day. This type of whitening can be done comfortably at home, and you don’t have to worry about getting all of the teeth, since our bespoke trays will ensure that you cover every part of the enamel evenly.

Laser whitening

Our dentist team can also offer laser teeth whitening services to Birmingham patients. In this process, sometimes also known as chair-side whitening, we do all of the work during the appointment. We start the process by covering the surface of your teeth with a whitening gel, which is applied to the teeth evenly. The gel is left for a few minutes, and then we take a light and shine it onto the gel. This speeds up the time it takes for the teeth to whiten, so that the teeth are whitened for when you leave the practice. We take care to protect your teeth and gums by using a cloth to cover the gums, preventing any of the whitening gel from affecting your gums. If you want to know more about this process, or about the tray whitening process, just call us and book your free consultation today.

How To Keep Dentures In Place

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If you have dentures, then you will know the struggle it takes to keep dentures in position. Eating, talking and even wearing them for long periods can all cause dentures to loosen in the mouth, and may even work themselves free at embarrassing times. Loose dentures are also more likely to get substances trapped below the plate, causing irritation and even swelling of the mouth plates, gums and jawline. Loose-fitting partial dentures can also put the rest of your natural teeth at risk. There are a few ways to solve this problem, and it is worth experimenting to find the right solution to your problem.

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Using Fixatives Or Adhesives

One of the most basic ways of keeping dentures in place is to use fixatives or dental adhesives. These involve applying glue or powder to the underside of the dentures, or putting paste across the entire bottom of the dentures for pastes, and then biting down on the dentures until they are fixed in place. Fixatives and adhesives are not always very strong and chewing or drinking can loosen them until the dentures are no longer held in place. However, they can work for short periods. In addition, these fixatives cannot be used if the dentures have become loose due to gum reduction or poorly-fitting plates.

Use a Dental Implant

As many denture wearers find that they cannot keep their denture sets in place, many cosmetic dentists are now offering an alternative, known as dental implants. The purpose of these implants is to secure the dentures, and hold them in place for longer. Dental implants also restore the chewing and eating capacity of the natural human mouth, meaning that most dental users can return to their ordinary diet. Many others find that dental supports help to give them better speech, allowing them to have more confidence when talking to strangers. There are also other benefits to the dental implants, including the fact that they keep the dentures firmly held against the gums. This means that there is less irritation and annoyance, and so the gums do not become inflamed. This ensures that there is greater comfort for the denture user, and less chance of infection due to irritation. If you struggle with your ordinary dentures, and want help in holding them in place, then you need to consider the benefits of dental implants and dental replacements.

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How To Make Bottom False Tooth Stay In

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If you have to use dentures on your lower jaw, then you may have problems with keeping the lower set in position against the gums. Many people find that they struggle to hold down their lower set of dentures, even with fixing glues and tight fitting. The main problem is that lower dentures just do not create as much suction as an upper set, and can move in the mouth, or even come totally lose while eating, talking or drinking. If you are struggling with these problems, then there are a few solutions available to you.

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Have Dentures Fitted Correctly

If you have had dentures for a while now, then you may need to return to your dentist and make sure that they are now correctly fitted in the mouth. Over time, the gums below the dentures will recede, and this can cause the dentures to not fit inside the mouth. If you think that this is part of the problem, then visit the dentist today. It is also important to have dentures realigned every two years, in order to fit any changes that occur in the mouth.

Change Eating and Talking Practices

If your dentures have been expertly fitted, but you are still struggling to make false teeth stay in your mouth, then you may need to adjust your eating and speaking in order to accommodate the plate. For example, you need to chew on both sides of your mouth evenly. This avoids placing excessive pressure on one side. You may also want to try to place your tongue in a different position on the mouth. Resting the tongue against the lower teeth can displace the denture, and you may need to retrain your mouth so that the tongue is held away, helping to keep the dentures in position.


Discuss Dental Implants

If you are still struggling to keep your bottom dentures in place, then you may need to consider an alternative such as dental implants. These are small titanium screws which are set into the mouth, fixed into the jawbone, and then a natural-looking tooth is placed onto the gums. With lower dentures, implants are placed in four or five locations, and then the plate is added to the implant, and secured tightly. These dental implants fit better than ordinary dentures, and are designed to work in the mouth just like natural teeth.

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