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Cosmetic dentures

We believe that wearing dentures should not prevent you from having the confidence of a natural, healthy looking smile.

If you have suffered the loss of more or all of your natural teeth you have a special need of someone who is extra sensitive to how you look and has the training to know how to design a smile that will be attractive and will fit your facial characteristics.

Working closely with the dental technician, our dentist will use high quality materials and new techniques to create natural looking dentures that fit and work comfortably.

How soon after extractions can I have dentures fitted?

Immediate dentures can be fitted on the day of the extractions. However, these immediate dentures will need modifying, re-lining or replacing within the first 6 months due to the changes that will take place in your gums after extraction. Your dentist will be able to advise you further.

How long will it take to get accustomed to my new dentures?

Some people will get used to them very quickly; for others it will take a little longer. It is often helpful to use a denture fixative for the first few weeks.

How do I clean my dentures?

You should clean your dentures twice a day and will need to remove your dentures before cleaning. You can either brush them with a denture brush and toothpaste or a soft nail brush and soap. It is also recommended to soak them regularly in a special cleaning solution.

Even with full dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth. Every morning and evening, brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush. This removes plaque and helps the circulation in your mouth. If you wear partial dentures, it is even more important that you brush your teeth thoroughly every day. This will help stop tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to you losing more of your teeth.

Will my dentures stay in position?

Well-designed dentures should stay firmly in place and fit your gums comfortably. However, due to the changes in your mouth, dentures may over time become loose or start slipping. If this happens you should consult your dentist. A fixative cream can be used to hold the dentures in place but not for an extended period of time.

Should I wear my dentures to bed?

It is recommended not to wear your dentures when sleeping. Taking out the dentures will allow your mouth and gums to rest. Make sure to keep your dentures in a moist environment whilst out of the mouth to stop them from drying out.

When should I replace my dentures?

You will probably need to renew your dentures every five years to reflect changes in the mouth throughout life. Ill-fitting or broken dentures are not only uncomfortable but can affect the mouth or jaw joints.

 
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