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5 Common Denture Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

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If you need dentures or are thinking seriously about getting them, you should know the truth. It isn’t like you see in films or on television. That’s why we would like to debunk some of the most common denture myths. Hopefully, this information will help you make an educated decision about full or partial dentures.

5 Common Dentures Myths 

Myth 1 – Dentures Look Fake 

The Reality 

While this used to be true and could be if you use a poor denture clinic, technology has delivered dentures that look like natural teeth. Whether you plan to get partial dentures or a full set, your denture clinic will work with you to produce teeth that look almost just like your natural teeth. Though immediate dentures won’t match quite the same, they are only a temporary measure while you heal and your permanent set is produced. 

Myth 2 – Eating Is Difficult 

The Reality 

This is only true at the start of your denture wearing journey. Particularly when your gums are healing while you wear the immediate dentures. However, once your permanent set has time to settle, you won’t have any issues. Within a few weeks, you will be back to eating as normal. In the interim, you will need to stick to soft foods and liquids, but it’s worth it for the result you get. 

Myth 3 – They Can Fall Out! 

The Reality 

This is straight out of television lore, with sleeping grandpa snoring his teeth into his lap. Poorly designed dentures can slip. When you work with Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic, however, you get the best. Your denture specialist will fit your denture to fit your mouth. And, if they do slip, you can simply return for denture repair. With a few tweaks and adjustments, you’ll be ready to go. 

Following your initial extractions, you will receive immediate dentures. These are what you wear while your mouth heals. You will experience swelling and sores at first, which is why these dentures must provide you with space to heal. These are not as fitted to your mouth as your permanent set. Your permanent set is perfectly moulded to your healed mouth.   

For full denture wearers, replacements are necessary every seven years. This is because the jaw bone shrinks over time. You can use an adhesive and have your dentures regularly relined, but they all have an expiration date. 

Myth 4 – Dentures Means No Dental Implants 

The Reality 

While they are both common solutions for the same problem, they are not necessary alternatives to each other. If you choose dentures now, there is nothing to stop you from getting dental implants in the future. 

Myth 5 – Dentures Are For Old People 

The Reality 

Dentures are a dental solution for people of all ages. Dentures are more common for older generations, they are a solution for people with missing teeth. There are all sorts of dentures available, and your dentist can offer advice on which one is right for you. People lose their teeth due to traumatic accidents, illness, gum disease, and it’s important to deal with those issues immediately. Many young people wear dentures unnoticed, allowing the myth to run unchecked. 

How Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic Can Help 

Dentures are an appropriate solution for a range of oral health problems. If you need denture repair or fitting, Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic can help. We offer a range of services, from dentures to veneers and teeth whitening. We also offer Afterpay for many treatments. Whether you need emergency denture repairs or you are curious about the cost of dentures Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic can help. Contact us to arrange a consultation.

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Faqs

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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