Some background. I am having an implant to replace one of my front teeth. Because of the healing process after the extraction and after the implant is fitted I need a denture to mask what is a very obvious gap for @ 5 months.
I delayed going ahead with the implant because of work pressures (my crown had been cemented back on a temporary basis) but also – if I am honest – because the idea of wearing a denture was something I couldn’t quite get my head around. However there came a crunch point when I needed to go ahead with the implant and felt reassured when I was told the denture would be small and would use my existing teeth to hold it in place.
I can confirm that it is tiny, hardly any bigger than my previous crown. It slots into place within a matter of seconds and is equally easy to remove. It’s very secure, almost rock-solid. The match with my existing teeth is perfect and you would have no idea I have a front tooth missing.
Everyone will probably wear something like this differently. I have no issue not wearing it when I am with family or close friends. I do a lot of travelling, which is a fairly solitary business, so – again – I don’t usually wear it. But when I am in meetings etc. at work then I pop it in and forget about it. In some ways it’s become like my iPhone, it goes with me everywhere.
In terms of maintenance a quick swish under a warm tap keeps it clean after meals. And it needs dropping into a glass of warm water and a cleaning tablet every day. But this is all simple stuff and only takes a few minutes.
In summary, it’s ideal for what I need. For anyone thinking about getting something similar don’t hesitate. If you wear it sporadically like myself, or if you want to wear it virtually the whole time, it’s a great solution.