Find out everything you need to know about dentures here
Wondering how much new dentures cost? Or maybe you have dentures and they’re loose. We answer all your questions in 1 convenient place. If your question isn’t on the list, contact our team!
A. It depends on how many teeth are being extracted and replaced, as well as the material your dentures are being made of. It’s best to arrange a consultation to receive an accurate figure.
A. Bone resorption is one of the most common causes for loose dentures. As your gums no longer need to support your teeth, they can begin to shrink. A reline service should be able to help.
A. It is recommended you gently go over your gums, cheek, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristle toothbrush daily.
A. Once a day, remove your dentures and rinse them under water. Using a soft-bristle toothbrush and denture paste, gently scrub the surfaces. Also rinse your teeth after eating.
A. In theory you can, but we recommend you remove your dentures at night to give your gums time to rest.
A. You will most likely have your dentures for approximately 7 to 10 years. While the dentures themselves may last much longer, they can be a breeding ground for germs that cause oral health problems.
A. When you first get your dentures, it may take some time to learn how to eat certain foods, such as raw vegetables and sandwiches, comfortably. If this happens with all food, please contact us as you may need an adjustment. For older dentures, it may mean it is time for a new set.
A. It may take some time for you to feel like you are speaking normally again. The more you talk, sing or read out loud, the easier it will become.
A. It’s common for new denture wearers, especially immediately after having teeth extracted, to have some swelling. Due to this swelling and pressure sometimes created by your mouth getting used to the dentures, you may need your set adjusted soon after having them made and fitted. After some time when your mouth has finished settling and changing, you will need a reline to renew the fit.