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Custom-fitted full dentures are ideal for those who have no natural teeth remaining. Meanwhile, partials are used when only some teeth are missing, improving your appearance and increasing your ability to speak and chew with confidence.
It can take up to three to four weeks to create your new custom dentures, including custom fitting appointments. The first step involves taking preliminary impressions of your mouth to create impression trays for the next appointment, when the final impressions are taken.
The bite is adjusted to your jaw, and the tooth shade is chosen to best match your existing teeth. Following that appointment, you’ll be able to try wax dentures to see how they will look. Once you’re happy, the permanent dentures are created.
You can also opt for immediate dentures to fill spaces after a tooth extraction.
The upper denture creates suction that allows it to adhere to the roof of your mouth to keep it in place. The lower denture is designed to fit with your tongue, and there’s some movement because no seal can be created. It can take some time to adjust to your dentures, and muscles will start to develop to help keep them in place over time.
The muscles in your face have adapted to the old dentures and will take some time to adjust when you get new ones. There’s also bone loss and receding gums in areas of the mouth where there’s missing teeth, so the dentures get progressively larger. There’s an adjustment period before you’re fully comfortable, but the clinic is confident you’ll be smiling soon!
Dentures fit and look their best in the first two to three years. After that, changes to bone and gum structure can make them feel loose. Worn dentures can lead to sore jaw muscles and headaches. Wearing can also cause uneven stress on the denture, increasing the risk of breaking.
Denture relines can be a solution for this problem, but it’s still recommended you change your dentures every five to eight years. An annual checkup can gauge the condition and fit of your dentures.
Yes! In many cases, denture repairs or a reline or rebase can improve the function and prolong the life of your dentures. The bonus is that most of these repairs can be expected same-day, as there’s an in-house lab at Dundas Denture.
Just as with natural teeth, many substances, from coffee to red wine to medications, can stain your dentures. Daily maintenance of your dentures can help minimize problems such as bad breath and gum irritation.
To best clean your dentures, remove them and rinse them following meals. You can use a soft brush and soap to achieve this – toothpaste is actually too abrasive and may scratch the denture teeth. Use separate toothbrushes for your natural teeth and your dentures. Leave your dentures in a denture cup overnight with proper denture cleaner for your denture type or mouthwash, but avoid using bleach, as it can weaken them and cause discolouration.