What is a Denture?
Dentures are a removable prosthetic that replaces all your natural teeth. The teeth in dentures can be arranged to match a natural look or a perfectly straight smile. They also come in a wide range of shades to look more natural or give you a perfect white smile. Dentures usually have an Pink acrylic or nylon base and a varying strength of tooth. They are cured together to make a complete denture.
Getting use to your new denture
A Denture can be a great solution for replacing your natural teeth giving you back your face structure and ability to eat a normal diet. Getting use to your new denture can be challenging at first here are some tips to help get the most out of your dentures.
- Wear your denture as often as you can. The more you wear your denture the faster you become familiar with it.
- Talk a lot, the more you talk, sing, read out loud the faster your tongue and muscles will become familiar with your new denture. This will help return your speech to normal.
- Eating with new a denture can prove to be very challenging, but with practice and some tips you will be back to eating foods you love.
- Eat soft foods
- Cut foods into small pieces
- Chew foods evenly on both sides of your dentures
- Use denture adhesive to keep dentures in place while eating
- Clean your dentures daily to help avoid food and bacteria build up
- Remove your dentures at night to give your muscles, gums, and tongue a rest
What is an Immediate Denture?
Immediate dentures are usually constructed before you have your natural teeth extracted and are placed immediately following extractions. Immediate dentures are sometimes referred to as healing dentures because they help control bleeding and swelling and are usually worn while you heal for 9 -12 months. After your healing period a final reline will be required or a new denture.
Common issues with immediate dentures
- They will feel big or bulky due to swelling and excess bone. As you heal your tissue and bone will shrink and your denture will need to be adjusted and temporarily relines will be needed.
- You may produce more saliva causing your denture to float making it harder to keep dentures in place. This should subside the more you wear your denture and eventually return to normal.
- Slurred speech and gagging can be expected, as your mouth muscles and tongue become familiar with your denture you may find your speech affected and your denture gagging you. Gagging is temporary and will subside and your speech should return to normal the more you wear your denture.
- Sore spots and jaw fatigue may occur as your muscles and gums become familiar with your new denture. Adjustments will help relieve sore spots, making your dentures more comfortable These issues are temporary and should subside with continued use and care.
Balance is due upon delivery of dentures. Insurance is welcome. We require a $250 deposit per plate before we begin processing.
Satisfaction is guaranteed for 90 days from the day of delivery on new dentures.