Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices that act as a replacement for missing natural teeth. They are often made using materials such as metal, porcelain or acrylic resin.

A beautiful set of teeth can make a positive first impression; conversely, gaps in your teeth can leave a sour one.

If you are missing some teeth, dentures may just be the solution for you.

Benefits of Wearing Dentures

Wearing dentures has several benefits such as

  • Eliminating problems that arise from gaps in your teeth
  • Restoring your ability to bite and chew properly
  • Improving the appearance of your smile
  • Affordable way of replacing missing teeth

Types of Dentures

  • Conventional Dentures

    Conventional dentures are full sets of dentures that are placed in your mouth after the removal of damaged teeth and the healing of gum tissues.

    However, the mouth might not be ready for permanent dentures during recovery, which can last for several months. Temporary dentures may be given to help patients avoid living without teeth during this period.

  • Immediate Dentures

    For patients who have just undergone a dental extraction, they may want to have the gap (e.g. missing front teeth) filled immediately.

    In such cases, immediate dentures can be made prior to the extraction and inserted right after the extraction is done.

  • Partial Dentures

    Partial dentures are suitable for people who still have some healthy teeth.

    These dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a gum-coloured plastic base. They often have a clasp that holds your dentures in place and allows you to remove them easily for cleaning or storing.

Denture Care: How to Care for Your Dentures

  • Handle Your Dentures Carefully

    Do not place your dentures in hot water and be sure to avoid bending them while cleaning.

  • Soak Dentures Overnight

    Place your dentures in a mild denture-soaking solution or in the water when not worn; this prevents them from drying out and losing their shape.

    However, dentures with metal attachments might get tarnished if placed in a soaking solution. Consult your dentist about the best way to care for your specific denture.

  • Brush and Clean Dentures Daily

    To prevent permanent stains and remove plaque, dentures need to be brushed every day.

    Dentures should be cleaned using a soft-bristled toothbrush or a brush designed specifically for cleaning them.

    Standard toothpaste should not be used because they are abrasive and can cause scratches. Instead, use dental cleaners like in denture soaking tablets, hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid.

  • Schedule Regular Appointments with Your Dentist

    Visiting your dentist regularly allows you to have your dentures checked to ensure that it fits properly. It also allows you to get your dentures professionally cleaned and have your dentist check on your oral health.

FAQs

3 – 5 years.

During this period, your dentures may need to be replaced or relined due to wear and tear. Coupled with changing bone shape, your dentures may loosen or irritate your gums.

As such, annual visits to the dentist are recommended.

New dentures may feel uncomfortable until you get used to them. Patients usually take about a few weeks to get accustomed. Until then, experiencing slight discomfort or minor soreness is normal.

If the pain or discomfort persists, contact your dentist to have them adjusted.

Here are some things to expect when adjusting to dentures.

For a full dentures: $588.50/arch
For partial dentures: $246.10 to $481.50/arch

Why choose i.Dental?

  • Committed Team of Dentists

    You can take comfort in knowing that you will be attended to by a team of qualified experts who are dedicated to understanding and catering to your needs.

  • Your Comfort is Our Priority

    Patients are often concerned about the fit of their dentures and whether it will cause them any pain when they eat. 

    With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we can ensure that your dentures will be properly fitted for maximum comfort and minimal adjustments.

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