Dentures Explained

When people think of dentures they usually think of their grandparents. I know for a long time, if someone mentioned denture to me, I had a hard time picturing anything but my grandfather searching for his teeth. The truth is that many people are wearing dentures now days. From partials and implants to full dentures there are dentures out there for everyone.
How do you know if dentures are right for you?

Well if you have been thinking about getting dentures the first thing that you should do is talk to your dentist. He will be able to assess your situation and help you to decide whether or not dentures are right for you.

You may also want to do your own research to find out what type of dentures would suit you best. There is some great information about the different types of dentures right here on this site. You can visit that page by clicking here

How will dentures feel in my mouth?

Dentures can feel very different at first. This can often be bothersome to some people. If you get a full set of dentures it can feel as if you have just put way to much bubblegum in your mouth. Full dentures and flippers that go toward the back of the mouth can also stimulate the gag reflux. A dentist can usually help by making the denture a bit thinner for the patient. Most people will get used to the way dentures feel in their mouths; however it can take a bit of time.

If you do get dentures and they are bothersome, there are a few things that you can do to make them feel more comfortable. Start out by wearing your dentures for short periods of time. While you are practicing, sit up straight with your feet on the floor to open up your diaphragm. Take deep breaths in through your nose and out your mouth. This will help you learn to breathe with the denture in. Learning to breathe properly will help to prevent the gag reflux.
How will you find a dentist to make your dentures?

Dentures can be fitted by a regular dentist. To do this they will need to take an impression on your teeth and send it off to a lab. The lab will then customize the dentures for you. In the mean time, if you are getting a full set of dentures, you will need to have the rest of your teeth pulled. Once your dentures return from the lab a dentist will adjust them to fit you perfectly.
If you have a difficult case your dentist might refer you to a dentist that specializes in dentures. A dentist that specializes in dentures is called a prosthodontists. Prosthodontists have specialized training in dentures, implants, crowns and bridges.

How long will my dentures last?

With proper care your dentures will last for a long time. In most cases a full set of dentures will last from 10 to 15 years. If you want them to last this long it is important that you follow the care instructions that your dentist gives to you.

It is important that you brush the denture and soak them over night. It is also important that you store your denture in a proper place. If you put them where they are suppose to go you will never lose them, step on them, melt them or run them over with your car! Believe me working in a dentist office you hear it all!

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"dentures well i have a top pair they are my 2 pair and they dont fit the dentist dont know how to fix them i have had them relined but they are still no good the upper cost me £198 i have to see the dentist again im geting fed up now"

mrs khan