All About Complete Dentures
Complete dentures, also referred to as full dentures are worn by individuals when all of their natural teeth are missing. There are many reasons why someone may need complete dentures. Sometimes tooth decay or malnutrition results in teeth needing to be removed, other times, a car accident or work related injury can result in someone needing dentures. Regardless of the reason, complete dentures are an ideal way to be able to continue such daily functions as eating, speaking and smiling.
The process of acquiring complete dentures isn’t a difficult one. Here at McCallum Denture Clinic, we make sure that your complete dentures make you feel confident. Once the unpleasantness of teeth removal is over with, our denturist will make measurements of your mouth and make you a new set of dentures. Occasionally, temporary denture liners may be needed while your gums heal. This may take some time—up to several months for the gums to fully heal. As your gums heal, they may change shape slightly. This will result in your denturist needing to adjust the measurements slightly so that your permanent set of full dentures fit your mouth exactly.
At first, your full dentures may feel very awkward, however, over time, you will learn how to use your gums, jaws, and cheek muscles to keep your dentures in place. Some prefer using denture cream to keep their teeth firmly attached to their gums during the day. This is particularly useful if you plan on eating food that would normally be somewhat difficult, such as apples or steak.
Taking care of your complete dentures isn’t a difficult task. Some prefer to soak their dentures overnight in a special solution to keep them clean, while others prefer to brush and polish them gently. Be sure to brush your gums and tongue regularly as well to maintain a healthy mouth.
If you find that your complete dentures feel uncomfortable, it’s best to see your denturist about it immediately. It may be that a tooth is loose or that the denture is putting too much pressure on the gums in a certain area. Don’t put it off, as wearing dentures that are even slightly warped can result in sores forming along the insides of the cheeks and gums. Fixing your dentures yourself is also not recommended, as you may end up doing more damage than good.
Standard dentures may fit comfortably and chew well but are designed for the average patient using basic tooth shades and shapes.
Premium dentures instill confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking, or laughing. With premium dentures, aesthetics, comfort, fit, and function combine to allow your smile to look more natural. Premium dentures provide the highest quality of denture teeth that will resist wear and their appearance is almost identical to natural teeth.