Dentures last from 5-10 years
First-time denture wearer? Had them before but are not happy with your original set? The world of dentures and tooth replacement isn’t always as clear and straightforward as you need it to be. Read this guide to discover how to get used to fake teeth and your alternative options that don’t necessarily break the bank.
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When it comes to dentures, the talk can be quite negative. Suddenly, you’re faced with all the things you cannot do, and a life of limitations rolls out in front of you like a red carpet.
As dentists, we know dentures have problems, but we also understand that certain patients on a budget might feel forced into the decision. If this is the case, discover different ways to pay.
Now, the cost of dentures will vary, depending on whether you get them privately or via the NHS. Secondly, prices vary depending on the material used and the extent of teeth missing from the mouth.
As a general overview – our denture costs are:
Our patients can pay for their treatment in multiple ways:
We all know someone who wears dentures – and we also know how they feel about them. Often a topic of amusement, denture wearers over the lifetime have to put up with jokes, embarrassing moments and a never-ending fear of their dentures coming loose at the wrong moment.
Dentures like acrylic dentures are low-costing because the false, artificial teeth used do not mimic natural teeth so well. Typical dentures are either made from plastic, nylon or metal. Still, recent technological advances mean that patients can access several new types of dentures, which offer a better quality of life.
Denture dentists with little experience in implant dentistry might recommend dentures in the following situations:
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Your biggest concern about wearing dentures is likely going to be around how they look and feel in your mouth. Will you notice them always, or get used to them?
Every first-time denture wearer will experience how strange it will feel to have dentures fitted for the first time. Patients can expect sore, irritated gums (especially at first as they rub).
Some rules to follow:
Keeping your dentures clean to preserve your oral health as best as possible under the circumstances can be a task. Dentures must be taken out twice daily and cleaned with a toothbrush to remove food residue. Rinsing them after every meal will also be essential in your pursuit of keeping them clean.
Plus, according to your manufacturer, they must be disinfected daily according to the instructions provided. By doing this, you’ll be putting yourself in the best position to protect against infection and soreness.