If you have suffered from tooth loss at any point in your life, you may feel that you cannot be as confident as you once were – especially when it comes to smiling and eating. This means that you will be looking for a solution, and dentures are certainly the ideal thing for you in this case, as it gives you the chance to enjoy life again.
You can have either a full or partial set of dentures, meaning that no matter how many teeth are missing, or where they might be in your mouth, you can be certain that we can fix the problem for you.
If you have lost some of your teeth, then you will need a comfortable solution, and dentures can often be great with this in mind. They fit perfectly over your gums, as they are made just for you. This means that you will be able to speak properly and eat comfortably, without having to do anything different than what you normally would.
You may also choose to have dentures to replace singular missing teeth, as this can help to stop your current teeth from moving and being damaged in the future.
If you have a few remaining teeth in your mouth, you may take the decision that it is a better option to have these removed, as it means that you can simply get a full set of dentures, which are sure to be stunning once they’re in place.
Sometimes, you will be able to get dentures as soon as your teeth have been taken out, and these are called immediate dentures. This means that you won’t have to spend any time without teeth.
Once your mouth is ready for your dentures, we will invite you in for an appointment, where measurements and impressions of your mouth will be taken. This means that we are then able to order your dentures, and you can be sure that they will fit your mouth perfectly, and be comfortable once they are fitted, as they have been made with just you in mind. If you have any issues soon after fitting, we are able to readjust them for you.
Because dentures are a big change for you, it is likely that you will notice some differences after you’ve had them fitted. You are likely to look a little different in a positive way, as your dentures will support your jaw and face, giving you a more natural shape.
You may also find that it is a little strange to eat at first, and it will help to try to stick to soft foods to start with, while you get used to what it’s like. There is a chance that speaking will feel different, however, this will be fine with practice.
While your mouth gets used to your dentures, you will be advised to wear them for the majority of the time. Once your mouth is healed, you will be able to take them out before you go to bed, giving your mouth time to rest.
You should brush and soak your dentures every day, while they’re out of your mouth. You should be careful while doing this, as they can be damaged easily if dropped. Keeping them clean is essential to help stop infection in your mouth.
It is also still important to brush inside your mouth, including your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth.
Providing you care for your dentures and treat them well, they should last for many years. This means that you can enjoy your new smile and the confidence that comes with it.