It may take some time to adjust to wearing dentures, and you may experience some difficulty eating and speaking initially. However, with practice and time, most people are able to adjust to their dentures and resume normal eating and speaking activities.
You may be a candidate for implant dentures if you have good oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and are willing to undergo a surgical procedure to place the dental implants. Your dentist can evaluate your oral health and recommend the best treatment options for your specific needs.
You may need dentures if you have missing teeth, difficulty chewing or speaking, or if your existing teeth are severely damaged or decayed. Your dentist can evaluate your oral health and recommend the best treatment options for your specific needs.
To care for your implant dentures, you should brush them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner. You should also rinse your dentures with water after meals and before bed. You should also see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Remove your dentures at night to clean them daily. Rinse your dentures and use a denture brush to clean plaque and food debris. Do not use hot water to clean your dentures, as this may cause the acrylic to warp. Be sure to soak your dentures overnight in water or a denture cleaning solution to keep them moist. This helps them maintain their shape. For a more secure and comfortable fit, you may use denture adhesives, such as strips or pastes.
Implant dentures typically last longer than traditional dentures because they are anchored to dental implants. With proper care and maintenance, implant dentures can last 10 years or more.
Dentures typically last between five and ten years, although this can vary depending on factors such as your oral hygiene habits and the materials used to make the dentures. Over time, dentures may become worn or damaged and may need to be replaced.
No matter what brings you to our office, Dr. Paul Edgerley and the team are committed to providing comfortable, cutting-edge care that is designed to meet your needs. We never judge or make patients feel pressured so you can trust your smile to us!