All dentures are removable, which may make them a more attractive alternative to bridges.
Despite your dentures being custom made, they may still take about a month or so to feel comfortable.
Full dentures for your top teeth have an acrylic base which fit over the gums. This base will fully cover the inside of your mouth, so may make you feel as though you have less room in your mouth while you are adjusting to them. A lower Denture is shaped to fit around the tongue.
Alternatively, partial dentures include artificial teeth attached to a pink base to match the gum colour. This base may cover a metal framework or include clasps to attach the Denture to your natural teeth. These clasps hold the Denture securely in place.
With the right set of dentures and the care of a skilled dentist your dentures will look natural and function almost like natural healthy teeth. It may take some time to adjust to both full and partial dentures, but persistence is the key.
Oral hygiene is important, and your dentures will need to be cleaned daily with a soft-bristled brush and a nonabrasive denture cleaner. Remove your dentures at night and store them in water to prevent them from drying out.
Your dentist will recommend how often you will have to visit to have your dentures professionally cleaned and examined. Your dentist will also check for slippage and discomfort as well as check the health of your mouth.
However, please contact us immediately if you experience any discomfort, your dentures crack or break, or you need an adjustment.Back to treatments
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