What is a denture?
A denture is an dental appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth hepling to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.
A complete or full denture replaces all of the natural teeth in the upper or lower jaws.
A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or so called precision attachments.
What is a denture made of?
The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.
Will I be able to eat with dentures?
Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the denture from moving. As you become more used to your denture, add other foods until you return to your normal healthy diet.
Will dentures change how I speak?
Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words will help you out. Over time you will get used to it, so don’t worry!
How long should I wear my dentures?
During the first few days, you may be advised to wear them for most of the time, including while you are asleep. This will allow you to adjust to your new dentures and let them settle in. After that initial period you will be advised to remove them before going to bed. This allows your gums to rest.
Must I do anything special to care for my mouth?
YES. You still need to take good care of your mouth. Every morning and evening, brush your gums, tongue and palate with a soft –bristled brush. This removes plaque and stimulates blood circulation in the mouth. It is vitally important that partial denture wearers brush their teeth thoroughly every day to prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to further teeth being lost.
What is the difference between conventional and Immediate Dentures?
Conventional dentures are made and inserted after teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed.
Immediate Dentures are inserted immediately after teeth have been removed. To do this, the dentist takes impressions of your mouth/gums during a first visit
An advantage of Immediate Dentures is that you do not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bone and gums shrink over time, especially during the first six months after teeth have been removed. When gums shrink, Immediate Dentures will require relining or even replacing to fit properly.
What will dentures feel like?
New dentures may feel a little awkward or even uncomfortable for a few weeks until you become used to them. The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place.
You may also experience minor irritation or soreness during fert few days. As your mouth becomes used to the dentures, these problems should diminish. If any problems persist, particularly irritation or soreness contact your dentist as soon as possible.
How do I take care of my dentures?
yes. Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food debris and plaque. Brushing helps also prevent dentures becoming stained. There are special denture cleaning brushes available but a soft bristled toothbrush can also be used. Avoid using hard-bristled brushes, which can cause damage.
Can Denture look natural?
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