Did you know that dentures have been in existence since around 700BC? Back then, they were made from human or animal teeth. Later in 1700s things started to advance and people began to make dentures using ivory.
While those were stronger, the problem with ivory was that it discoloured quite easily. So a new method needed to be found. Porcelain variants were first tried in 1774, but were not strong enough until 1820, when a British goldsmith called Claudius Ash created a set of porcelain dentures mounted on 18-carat gold plates. These were far more advanced both functionally and aesthetically than their predecessors.
As time went on, different materials were tried and tested until we came to the acrylic resins used in the 20th century. While dentures are still widely used, the great news is that they’ve come a very long way since the earliest ones! In fact, at Dentaprime F3T Dental Clinic, we’re really pleased to offer a further developed technology for fixed denture using dental implants.
This means that the days of taking your dentures out before bedtime, or worrying about them slipping when you speak or eat are gone. Our solution means that you can smile, laugh and enjoy meals out with good friends knowing that your teeth won’t let you down.
Implant-retained dentures – how do they work?
After an initial consultation, we will discuss your needs and implant treatment options after ascertain your eligibility for implantation. After it, you can start your treatment with us straight away. Currently, our most popular implant treatment is Fixed Teeth in a Day. With this treatment, you will have your implant-retained dentures fitted in one, single day.
Why should you choose implants over wobbly dentures?
The dental implants can be your lifetime solution if you look after them and keep good oral hygiene. On top of their main function to provide a strong and sturdy basis for your new dentures. So once you leave us you can immediately laugh, smile, speak and eat your favourite foods. In fact, you can celebrate by visiting a steak restaurant after your appointment!
While we have long forgotten the earliest dentures of the past, it’s now time to also leave behind those removable options and look forward to the permanent solutions that dental implants can offer, which provide real-life benefits.
If you’d like to find out more about the implant treatments we can offer or if you have any questions about how dental implants could benefit you, give our friendly implant advisory team a call via our Freephone number on 0800 781 9637.