There are many reasons including gum disease, deep decay requiring extractions, trauma or disease that cause teeth to be lost. When many teeth have been lost, dentures may be required to maintain normal chewing, speech and appearance.
Types of dentures are:
- Partial Dentures
- Full Dentures
- Immediate Dentures
- Over denture
Dentures can be made of either metal or acrylic, there are advantages and disadvantages of both. If you require dentures we will discuss your specific situation with you and advice you on what material we would recommend.
New dentures will take time to get used to. They may feel tight and uncomfortable or bulky. Your gums may feel strange and you may notice that you have an increased amount of saliva in your mouth and you may find it hard to talk and may experience a gagging sensation. Getting new dentures are like getting a new pair of shoes, they often take some time to get used to.
With time, dentures may become loose and uncomfortable. If this is the case, come in and see us and we can adjust them for you. DO NOT TRY TO ADJUST YOUR DENTURE AT HOME. Loose dentures are often caused by changes to the gum and jaw bone underneath and will need professional attention.
Dentures need to be cleaned after every meal. We recommend you brush your denture at night with a soft brush and mild soap or denture cleaning solution over a basin of water or a towel (to prevent damage if it falls). Ensure all debris has been removed.
If you have sore gums or if your denture gets chipped or damaged at any point, please call us immediately so we can have a look and see if we can help you. Do not attempt to repair it at home.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us today on 02 8084 7242.