Missing teeth? It may be time to consider dentures.
What are dentures?
Dentures are false teeth which are removable and are worn in the place of missing teeth. Dentures can come as a full set or partial set, depending on how many teeth are remaining. Partial dentures attach to existing teeth and blend in with your gum and teeth.
Dentures come with a plate, made of metal or acrylic, and teeth which are made of ceramic or acrylic and will resemble your natural teeth. The plate can be taken in and out with ease and fits over your jaw. Dentures can be used for the upper or lower sets of teeth, or both if necessary.
Can I eat with dentures?
Yes. At first eating with dentures may be challenging while you are still getting used to the new dentures. When you first have your dentures, try and eat soft, small food. With time, you will be able to continue eating your regular food.
Do I have to wear dentures at night?
Once you have your dentures, you will be required to wear them at night as well as during the day. However, after the first few weeks, you will be able to remove the dentures at night while you sleep.
How long do dentures last?
Ensuring the dentures are looked after correctly, they can last up to 8 years. To ensure your dentures are safe to wear and are not causing any damage to your gums, they may need to be realigned or remade. This will ensure your dentures are comfortable and look as natural as possible.
How do I look after dentures?
To help the longevity of dentures, it’s important you look after them. Like regular teeth, they will need to be brushed and rinsed daily. However, you will need to use a cleaner which removes any lingering bacteria and prevents stains. You can clean your dentures using a regular toothbrush and mild detergent. Make sure to clean all of the dentures, not just the teeth.
Want to discuss if getting dentures is the right option for you? Contact JC Dental today.