Enjoy the confidence of a natural looking, healthy smile with comfortable-fitting dentures
At Smile Dental Care we believe that wearing dentures should not prevent you from having the confidence of a natural, healthy looking smile.
Working closely with the dental technician, your dentist will use high quality materials and new techniques to create natural looking dentures that fit and work comfortably.
How soon after an extraction can I have my dentures fitted?
Immediate dentures can be fitted on the day of the extractions. However, these immediate dentures will need modifying, re-lining or replacing within the first 6 months due to the changes that will take place in your gums after extraction. Your dentist will be able to advise you further.
Does it take long to get used to my new dentures?
Some people will get used to them very quickly; for others it will take a little longer. It is often helpful to use a denture fixative for the first few weeks.
How to clean your dentures?
You should clean your dentures twice a day and will need to remove your dentures before cleaning. You can either brush them with a denture brush and toothpaste or a soft nail brush and soap. It is also recommended to soak them regularly in a special cleaning solution
Even with full dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth. Every morning and evening, brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush. This removes plaque and helps the circulation in your mouth. If you wear partial dentures, it is even more important that you brush your teeth thoroughly every day. This will help stop tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to you losing more of your teeth.
Will my dentures stay in position?
Well-designed dentures should stay firmly in place and fit your gums comfortably. However, due to the changes in your mouth, dentures may over time become loose or start slipping. If this happens you should consult your dentist. A fixative cream can be used to hold the dentures in place but not for an extended period of time.
Can I wear dentures in bed?
It is not recommended to wear your dentures when sleeping. Taking out the dentures will allow your mouth and gums to rest. Make sure to keep your dentures in a moist environment whilst out of the mouth to stop them from drying out.
How long will my dentures last?
You will probably need to renew your dentures every five years to reflect changes in the mouth throughout life. Ill-fitting or broken dentures are not only uncomfortable but can affect the mouth or jaw joints.