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Dentures – What You Need to Know Before Getting Dentures

Dentures are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. They can restore the look of your smile and boost your confidence. They also help to support your jawbone and prevent the muscles in your face from deteriorating.

There are two main types of Dentures, partial and complete. Typically, a partial denture is used when you are only missing one or more teeth while complete dentures are made for those who have lost all of their natural teeth.

The first step in getting a denture is having a thorough consultation with your dentist. They will take a mold of your mouth and create the perfect set of dentures to suit you.

They will also look at the structure of your bone and the shape of your gums. It is important that your dentist is able to get a good fit for the dentures as this will make them more comfortable.

Another important thing to consider is the materials they are made from. It is best to go for dentures made from premium materials as they will be more durable and have a better chance of lasting longer.

Historically, dentures have been made from animal teeth or bones but this is now not necessary as modern dentistry makes use of multiple materials such as metal, plastic and nylon.

It is also possible to have your dentures customised to your exact measurements so that they can be fitted securely. This is called a personalised partial denture and can be made using a technique known as the Ivoclar Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS).

A customised partial denture can also be fitted with a special denture adhesive to ensure that it stays in place and is secure. It will also require regular appointments to make sure that it is kept in good condition and that you are not experiencing any discomfort or issues with your denture.

Some people find that their lower dentures are more difficult to get a proper fit for and this can be very frustrating. It is important to remember that this can only be overcome by being patient, understanding your limitations and taking your time in getting used to the denture.

They can be a pain to wear at the beginning but once you get used to them you will be able to eat and speak normally without any problems. A good oral hygiene routine is essential when wearing dentures so make sure to brush and floss them everyday.

Your dental practitioner will also be able to advise you on how to keep your dentures clean and free of plaque and other bacteria which can lead to gum disease. They can also offer advice on how to whiten your dentures if required.

Often people see Dentures as a sign that they are old and do not have good dental hygiene habits. However, many people have dentures for a variety of reasons including accident or injury.

If you have any questions about your Dentures, please don’t hesitate to contact Blue Island Smiles! We are happy to answer any questions you may have and can help you start your journey towards a healthier, happier smile.