Dentures in Preston
A classic comedy joke is when dentures fall out of one's mouth or something to that effect, but we would like to talk a bit more serious about this.
Anyone may experience a time of his or her life when your natural teeth can no longer help you chew your food, your bite is not great anymore and false teeth need to be prepared and installed to help you eat food comfortably and even to speak and pronounce words the way you're used to saying them.
There are two types of dentures
When you have complete dentures put in, all of your teeth are removed beforehand and because your gums and jawbone will change shape slightly your dentures will have to be adjusted for a while which is entirely normal.
Having a slight irritation on your gums is also part of the process and your dental technician or dentist may recommend not to put your dentures in allowing the tissue to heal better and faster.
When the adjustment period is over and you're comfortable with your dentures, then you need to start thinking about how you will look after them.
Even though at the beginning you may be required to wear your dentures all the time to help your gums and bones to adjust to the false teeth, later on, you may want to take them out for the night while you sleep to give your gums a chance to heal from any irritation.
You will have to keep your dentures moist and your dentist or technician may recommend an overnight solution to keep your false teeth in to prevent any damage or shape change.
Treat them just like your natural teeth i.e. brush your teeth twice a day at the least.
Above and beyond the normal brushing you should follow the advice given from your dentist and technician or the manufacturer's notice on the product.
Should you need more information on dentures, visit our local dentist clinic in Preston so we can guide you to the best option available for you.