What are dentures?
Dentures are removable false teeth, fashioned from acrylic, nylon or metal. They are fitted to sit directly over gums, in order to replace missing teeth. These are utilized and used in order to eliminate potential problems caused by having gaps in the teeth. There are different types of dentures suited to each specific requirement per individual. For example, if you need to have all of your teeth replaced in the upper or lower section of your mouth, you may need to have complete dentures. Whereas, if you only have a single or couple teeth missing, you can opt for partial dentures, which replace singular missing teeth. It is also a proven fact that dentures help prevent problems with eating and even with speech. As well as that, complete and partial dentures improve the appearance of your smile, in order to give you the upmost confidence.
Who needs a denture?
Any and all individuals can receive dentures. They are typically ideal when you have lost a tooth or several teeth and are having complication with eating and talking. In addition to this, the longer you go without having dentures installed, the higher the chance of your other, healthy teeth, shifting faster and becoming weaker than they once was. As well as, they also give individuals the confidence to smile wholeheartedly, and in turn, becoming happy with their own teeth. Dentures are also used when an individual has lost multiple teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or permeant damage. As they are fake teeth, they won't decay like normal teeth would do. And are a wide-spread cure to not having the confidence to smile.
Why choose us for dentures?
At Ward and Allison dental clinic, we place the care of our patients as our top priority. We are a family friendly practice that have been serving the community of Ilkeston and surrounding arounds for over 40 years. Our clinic is the preferred dental choice for busy families and professionals. Our ultimate goal is to create healthy smiles for our patients and give them the confidence to smile. We are open and transparent with all our patients and can deal with individuals with respect and patience. Our team is very highly qualified and will give all our customers the highest quality service that they deserve. Not to mention, our attentive and caring team are trained to put all families with young children, anxious patients, and elderly patients at ease. For your convenience, our practice provides on-site parking for easy access to the clinic.
How do I look after my dentures?
Looking after your dentures.
Dentures will feel strange to begin with, but you will soon start get used to wearing them. At first, you may need to wear your dentures at all times, including whilst asleep. Our team will advise you on whether you should remove dentures before sleeping or not. If you remove your dentures, they should be kept moist, either in water or suitable overnight cleaning solution.
Keeping your mouth clean is just as important when you are wearing dentures, you should still brush your remaining teeth, gums and tongue. This is so your real teeth do not decay and must opt for more treatment.
Cleaning your dentures
It is important to regularly remove plaque and food deposits from your dentures. Being unclean, can lead to problems, such as, bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay and oral thrush. Clean your dentures twice a day, just like normal teeth. To clean them, you should:
Dentures are fragile and may break if you drop them, so it is advised to do these steps over a bowl or sink that is filled
Eating with dentures
When you first start wearing dentures, it is advised to eat soft foods cut into smaller pieces and to chew slowly, using both sides of the mouth. You should also avoid chewing gum and sticky, hard or sharp food stuffs. You can gradually start returning to old eating habits when you are used to them.
Adhesive is not always needed. It is needed if your jawbone shrunk significantly, as adhesive may be the only way to retain your dentures.
How much does this cost?
At Ward and Allison, we appreciate that everyone is
different, and some individuals do not always have the necessary funds to make
an individual payment, so our patients have the option of paying upfront or
with a third-party finance option to spread the cost from treatments.
Partial Dentures: Ranging from £350 +
Full Dentures: Ranging from £450 +
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) Do I have to sleep with dentures in?
A) No, but you have to keep them in a denture solution to remove food molecules.
Q) Does having dentures installed hurt?
A) No, but having your teeth removed can be painful.
Q) Can you tell if someone is wearing dentures?
A) No, unless you are told by them, you wouldn't have any idea.
Q) Can I eat food with dentures in?
A) Yes, of course, they are not only made for looks but also so you can eat properly.
Q) Will my dentures spontaneously fall out?
A) No, unless your face shape changes over the course of having dentures, this will not happen.
Q) Do I need to clean my dentures?
A) Yes, this is very important to keep dentures as clean as they can be, while removing the chance of mouth disease.
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