When your dentures are issued you will be provided with a starter pack which includes a daily denture care information leaflet and a sample of Polident denture cleanser. It’s a good idea to clean your dentures over a sink filled with water in case you drop them, it will save them from being damaged. Never use regular toothpaste as it will damage your dentures.
It will take some time to get used to your dentures and everyone is different. The muscles of your cheeks and tongue need to learn to adapt and keep your dentures in place. It will become more comfortable with time but early on you may have some soreness or irritation which will settle once you have adjusted to your new dentures.
Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5-7 years and need to be relined every 1-2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so its important to maintain regular visits.
The cost of complete or partial dentures depends on the type of denture you need and/or want. All dentures are not created equal, at your initial consultation you will be provided with a quote before any further treatment is provided.
You should keep your dentures in the denture box/container provided when you do not have them in your mouth. This will protect them from any unforseen danger.
Usually its recommended to remove your dentures while your sleep but its on an individual basis. It is a good idea to leave your dentures out for at least 8 hours a day to give the tissue supporting your denture a chance to rest.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding gums. There are two types of dentures available- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
If you notice your dentures are hurting, you need to contact the clinic and arrange an appointment. Usually when you are first issued with new dentures you may develop some sore spots. Its recommended to leave the dentures in your mouth for as long as possible before your appointment so we can see what is causing the problem.
Usually not. Dentures are designed to resemble your natural teeth. You will be able to speak, chew and look like someone with natural teeth. We recommend that our patient bring in a photo of themselves with their original teeth and/or a smile that you like, so we have a better understanding what it is you need.
You may have some difficulty saying certain words. With practice and time you will become accustomed to speaking properly with your dentures. We recommend spending extra time practicing on those hard to say words.
Dentures may even improve your smile and fill out your facial appearance. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance.
At first, it will affect your ability to eat. As with anything new it take time to perfect. It can be a little uncomfortable while adjusting so its a good idea to practice with soft small pieces of food.
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