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How to take care of your dentures?

Caring for your dentures is as important as caring for your natural teeth. Experts recommend rinsing dentures after eating by running water over them to remove food debris. Soak them in mild water overnight to keep them in shape. It is also important to regularly clean your mouth after removing your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Regular toothpaste is not a suitable choice to clean dentures as they may scratch the denture surface. Therefore, dentists suggest nonabrasive denture cleansers to remove any food deposits.

Eating with dentures?

Over time, your mouth gets used to the dentures and you can move onto more solid foods. However, it is important to cut them into small pieces so that you don’t require excessive chewing.

How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?

If the denture no longer fits you as well as it did before, you may need to undergo a procedure to refit the base of the denture. The procedure called relining is commonly performed by a prosthodontist. However, please note that it is important to get it checked by a prosthodontist if your denture can be relined. It is not good to reline your dentures with over-the-counter reline kits.

Is it possible to get dentures on the same day as your teeth removal?

Yes, it is possible to get your tooth extracted and get dentures the same day. These dentures are called immediate dentures. Talk to your dentist to decide what treatment is best for you.

Losing gum and bone because of extensive dentures usage. Can this be fixed?

Research shows that once teeth are removed, the jaw bone shrinks and changes shape. Typically, dentures should be checked every year. If they lose their fit after years of usage, they should be remade, ideally after 5-10 years of use. It is important to take your dentures out at night to allow your gum tissues to rest and decrease the possibility of sore spots.

Why go to a denturist instead of another dental professional?

A denturist can assist you with all the information you need on your best treatment options. Denturists can also help you with tips on the care and maintenance of your dentures for good oral health. They are also qualified to fabricate, repair and adjust your dentures to ensure the best fit and aesthetic appeal you expect from your dentures. Additionally, they can also advise you on how often your dentures need to be adjusted, repaired or relined.

What are the steps involved in getting a new set of denture?

  • Dentist will take an impression of your gums.
  • Customs trays to take the final impression.
  • Bite registration will be done.
  • Wax rims are placed in your mouth to help you try on and then select the size, shape and shade of the teeth for your denture.
  • Ensure the mock-up is comfortable and you are satisfied with the look.
  • Then the mock-up model is sent to the lab for further processing.
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