If you have missing teeth, your dentist might speak to you about getting dentures fitted. Dentures are specially made to fit your mouth.
There are 4 main types of dental dentures:
If you’re having your teeth removed, you might choose to have dentures inserted on the same day. This is called an immediate denture. You may need frequent adjustments as your gums heal, and new dentures once the healing in complete in 3-4 months. If you are having dentures after the healing has completed, or as replacement dentures for your old dentures, you will still need to probably come back for adjustments etc., until the denture feels comfortable in your mouth.
Wearing dentures might feel strange at first. Most people take a few months to get used to how they feel. At first, you might need follow-up appointments so the dentist can make adjustments. After you have become used to the dentures, you’ll still need an appointment with your dentist, at least yearly, to check they fit correctly.
You’ll need to learn how to maintain your dentures– Cleaning daily. The Australian Dental Prosthetist Association recommends brushing your dentures nightly with regular hand soap and lukewarm water, using a soft-bristle toothbrush.
You should also brush your gums and tongue each day with a soft-bristle toothbrush, with or without toothpaste. It’s also a good idea to rinse your mouth with salty water.
Dental dentures can help make eating and speaking easier for most people. If you don’t replace missing teeth, the muscles in the face will sag. Dental dentures can help fill out a person’s face.
Most people take a few months to adjust to wearing a new set of dentures. They may feel awkward or loose at first. You might feel irritation or soreness. You might have more saliva than normal. These problems should go away after 4 to 12 weeks. But make sure you see your dentist if your mouth is sore, or if you have bleeding gums, swelling or ulcers. They may need to adjust your dentures.
Usually the denture fabrication takes 4 steps, and it is about a week in between each stage. Cast-metal dentures take longer as the dentures need to be sent to specialised labs in Melbourne for some processes.
At Whitehills Dental practice, we use the best dental labs to be able to get a great looking result for our patients.
Please contact us via our website www.whitehillsdental.com.au or call 1800 546 333 to make an appointment, wherein we can discuss what are the best options in your situation. You can also book online via Google or via our website.
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