Dentures and partials are a practical and affordable solution to the problem of missing teeth.
Advances in dental technology have improved the appearance of dentures so much that most people will be unable to tell that they are not your natural teeth. Dentures and partials are also designed to fit more securely and comfortably than ever before, which means you can enjoy a large variety of foods with confidence and speak comfortably without the risk of embarrassing mishaps.
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✱ Decay– For some, years of decay have led to teeth rotting and falling out. …
✱ Gum Disease– Gum disease, especially if left untreated can result in the loss of teeth, making dentures the best option for restoring a smile.
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit. It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures. You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
Will Dentures Affect How I Eat?
Properly fitted dentures return your jaw to its natural position, and this may affect your chewing and biting ability in the short-term. Don’t worry – it won’t be long before things improve. In the beginning, avoid tough, hard and sticky foods and take smaller bites until you get used to your new bite position. Try chewing on both sides of your mouth at the same time, using an up-and-down motion instead of side-to-side.
When Can I Wear My Dentures?
How long you wear dentures for is entirely up to you. We recommend giving your gums a regular break, and most people find that night time during sleep is the best opportunity to do so.
Why Do I Need to Clean My Dentures Daily?
Even healthy mouths harbour bacteria which can aggravate infection, so cleaning daily is essential.
How Should I Store my Dentures?
It’s important not to let your dentures dry out. So store them in a glass of water or in your favourite denture soak.