Come to Us for Dentures in Edgecliff
Dentures are used to replace your missing teeth. They are the cheapest and easiest option to bring back the functionality of the mouth.
If your permanent teeth fall off due to gum diseases, you can opt for dentures. As you grow older, it is common to have some dental disease or the other. Remember that old age per se does not cause the teeth to fall out. But if you neglect to care for your teeth, you may lose them and may need an option like dentures to help you chew and speak properly.
Types of dentures
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete or full dentures are used when all of the teeth need to be replaced. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are used when you need to replace only some missing teeth. Partial dentures are connected with a metal frame and are fixed to a plastic base.
In the case of complete dentures, sometimes you may need to remove a few of your remaining teeth. When you come for a consultation, our dentists will assess your oral health and suggest if you need to have your remaining teeth removed for a full denture set. In this case, you will be fitted with dentures after the teeth are removed and the gums heal.
Procedure for placing dentures
We first take an impression of your mouth to make the mould for your dentures. You can decide on the colour of your teeth before the final fit is planned. Sometimes before you receive your complete dentures, a temporary denture will also be given to you.
Partial dentures are usually held in place using metal clips, you can remove and clean them when you want. The colour of the dentures will be identical to your natural teeth so you do not have to feel conscious of your new teeth at all.
Wearing dentures will be something you have to get used to. You may feel a bit odd the first few days, but you will slowly get used to it. At first, our dentist might ask you to wear them all the time, even when you sleep. Later on, if you wish you can remove them while sleeping. Remember to keep your dentures moist. Though they are made of durable materials, they would easily chip or break if they fall down.
You will need to care for your dentures like you care for your natural teeth. You will need to brush them every day. Do not forget to clean your tongue as well. Cleaning your mouth after your meals every day is important. If they are not cleaned properly, plaque can build up and gum infection can happen. You can use toothpaste to clean dentures or you can use denture cleaning products that are easily available in the market.
Merely keeping your dentures clean is not be enough – right after you start using them, you should be careful of the food you eat. Start with soft food, and eat slowly. Do not chew hard food like nuts lest you damage your dentures.
Do come in for consultations with our dentists, so we can check your dentures and assess if any adjustments are needed.