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Dentures offer billions of people the opportunity to have a lovely smile that they’re proud to show off. They’re a necessary and important part of oral health, particularly in the aging population, though people wear dentures for all sorts of reasons, at all ages.

No matter what the state of your teeth, dentures can help you out. If you think you might need dentures, it’s best to consult with your dentist first, and then they can arrange for a visit to a denture clinic for your first consultation.

What Do Dentures Do For You?

Dentures are a critical part of your oral health; they are an artificial replacement for natural teeth. They help you to recover from an oral injury, such as an accident that may have cost you one, or more of your teeth, or in the case of poor oral hygiene, or a disease that has caused you to lose teeth. Dentures are important as they allow the wearer to live a more ‘normal’ life. One with “teeth” in their mouths that ensure that their gums do not recede.

There are generally two different types of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. Full dentures are much more expensive than their partial counterparts for obvious reasons, but not everyone who needs dentures necessarily needs a full set. Alongside whether or not a set of dentures are partial or full, dentures are either immediate dentures: placed in the mouth immediately after the removal of teeth, or conventional dentures: these are ready for placement within 2-3 months following the dental surgery.

What Happens If You Don’t Wear Your Dentures?

Not wearing your dentures can have some very serious side effects and prolong an already difficult, long road to recovery following any type of major oral injury that requires major surgical intervention.

Choosing to wear dentures is simultaneously a medical decision and a financial decision. Denture cost is incredibly high – up to $2000/set of dentures. There are dental and health insurances to mitigate some of the cost to the end-user, but denture cost is still high.

If you don’t wear your dentures, whether they be partial dentures or complete dentures, you could be in for a whole world of trouble. Whether your dentures are conventional dentures or immediate dentures, they could literally save your life.

Dentures prevent things like bone degradation, soreness of the gums and shape of the mouth. Your skin could start to sag around your mouth as the lack of dentures causes your bones to decay. Gaps will be seen in your smile without the use of partial dentures or complete dentures.

Why Would Anyone Stop Wearing Their Dentures?

Why would anyone stop wearing something that can give them a nicer, more full smile? Well, there are a whole host of reasons for this. Everything from mental barriers to physical symptoms.

Ill-fitting dentures: One of the main reasons for denture-wearers to stop wearing their dentures is that they keep (embarrassingly) falling out. You may need to seek out denture repair should your dentures break if they fall out, particularly emergency denture repairs, if the damage is significant.

Soreness of Gums: Another reason for folks to stop wearing dentures is that they can cause soreness in the gums, particularly if they don’t fit just right. This can be true of conventional dentures and immediate dentures. You should ensure that your dentures fit you properly before you pay for them.

Speech Effects: Improperly-fitted dentures can affect your speech as they become loose. This affects a person’s self-esteem, which can cause them to stop wearing their dentures altogether.

In general, if you find that your dentures are causing any of the above problems due to improper fitting, you should contact your nearest denture clinic – or indeed, the dentist that fitted them for you, and ask for a consultation to get to the bottom of the problem.

Everyone deserves a lovely, full smile to be proud of, and nobody deserves for ill-fitting dentures to cause them so many problems. Dentures are good for your health, both physically and mentally and can be a literal life-saver, in terms of oral health. If you have any questions or you’re concerned about your own dentures, get in touch with our team today.

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From my first phone call to Tomika explaining my situation with my teeth and how bad they were and that I didn't know where to start, to having my first free appointment with Elias was the best thing I have ever done. Tomika is very easy to talk to, friendly and professional. Elias, well he is great, told me exactly what he could achieve, the cost and the timeframe and he was spot on. Read more

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Elias prepared a full set of dentures for my 90 year old mother. The service he provided was exceptional, using current technology effectively to create a set of dentures which were far superior to what she had previously had. Elias also made it very clear that my mother could go back at any time if minor adjustments were required. He gives meticulous attention to detail. Tamika ensures that appointments run to time. Read more

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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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