You just received your new dentures and you are starting to experience the positive benefits of having dentures. It’s easier to talk, the types of food you can eat has increased, and you smile with greater confidence. But maybe there is something that you have been wondering about with regard to denture life – can you sleep with dentures?
We often get asked how long do dentures last? Well, not all dentures are created equally. There are different kinds of dentures, and as you would expect the different denture types have different expected life spans. We put together this article to answer the question as to how long do dentures last and to help you get the most out of your dentures. Let’s get started by going over the different variations available.
There are a number of reasons as to why someone may be experiencing ill-fitting dentures, and although denture adhesive may be recommended by some practitioners, it’s not advised to use the product long term. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the causes of looseness, and how someone with loose dentures will be able to combat the problem.
When you’re not wearing your dentures, the general rule of thumb is to soak them in water or the correct solution because, not only does it make it easier for you to clean, but it kills bacteria, and prevents the risk of warping. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the importance of soaking your dentures each night, and how you can do it the right way to maintain a long-lasting, beautiful set of dentures.
Any time you’re dealing with something as complicated as dental prosthetics, there are bound to be minor problems the first time you wear them. In today’s blog, we look at common denture problems for first-time wearers and what you can do to fix them.
When it comes to learning to talk with dentures, opening and closing your mouth correctly is a product of both physical and mental effort. With time and practice, you learn how to make the correct sounds with the proper opening and closing of your lips and the correct positioning of your tongue.
It may feel strange once you’re fitted with your first dentures, but don’t worry – this is normal. It will take a couple of weeks for your mouth muscles to get used to the denture, but it won’t feel any different from your natural teeth once they do. Speak to your dental prosthetist about using an adhesive to make the denture stick better if you’re worried about it or if you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort for longer than usual.
Losing teeth is a pretty common occurrence, but it may leave you wondering what the best dental solution is for you. Contrary to popular belief, there are different types of dentures available that don’t involve completely replacing your entire teeth. Depending on your oral health, a dentist may suggest partial or full dentures.
If your dentures keep falling out, it can have a significant impact on both your self-esteem and your lifestyle. There are many reasons why this might occur, which can happen when you first get them and years down the track with general wear and tear. For today’s blog, we thought we’d take a look at the most common reasons for dentures not fitting properly and what you can do to stop it from happening.
It’s no myth that Full Dentures are difficult to wear and adapt to and this is especially true for Full Lower Dentures. Patients often complain about ill-fitting, floating full lower dentures that move excessively and many have difficulties eating even the most common foods such as leafy greens.
Dentures can be provided in both partial and full options and are designed to replace missing teeth along with chewing function. Partial dentures are a great option if you have a few teeth missing, as the prosthesis is secured onto the remaining teeth using metal clasps and can be made from Acrylic, Chrome Cobalt, Titanium, Gold and other materials.
When you think of dentures, you likely envisage someone older wearing them and though that’s commonly the case, there are plenty of young adults and teens that require them due to sporting accidents, health problems, trauma from assaults or accidents, tooth decay, smoking and recreational drugs.