Dentures in London at Ravenscourt Dental Practice
We understand how the loss of one or all of your natural teeth can be a traumatic experience but it does not have to stop you from smiling with confidence.
A denture, otherwise known as ‘false teeth', is a removable prosthesis that fits comfortably on the gums and provides all the benefits of your natural teeth.
Many people’s primary concern when losing their teeth is the difference it makes to their appearance as it can often make them look much older.
However serious tooth loss can also make everyday actions such as eating, drinking and speech more challenging.
Dentures provide a cost-effective way for people to live a normal life again, helping you do all of the things you could before while also looking younger with a healthy, natural-looking smile.
Dentures – which can be used to replace some missing teeth or all of your natural teeth - can be fitted in just four to six appointments, transforming the lives of many of our patients.
Our expert team conduct a detailed examination of all our patients and will help you decide on the best treatment plan for you.
Dentures aren’t meant to be kept in 24 hours a day, so it’s important that you take them out at night, before going to bed. It’s best to clean them during this time to maintain good oral hygiene. It’s important that you don’t wear your dentures for more than 24 hours at a time, this is because wearing dentures during the night can speed up the natural process of bone loss. To prevent your dentures from becoming loose-fitting, be sure to remove your dentures at nighttime.
Any kind of major chance will feel odd, to begin with. So when you first get your dentures it’s common to experience some mild discomfort. Typically, it can take up to 30 days for your dentures to fully settle and for you to become completely comfortable. The main reason for this is that your gums need to get used to the base of your new artificial teeth, so it’s not uncommon to feel some rubbing once they have been fitted. If you’re still struggling with your dentures after 30 days, be sure to get in touch with your dentist.
You should be brushing your dentures daily to remove any particles of food. Brushing twice a day, when you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed, will help to keep them in the best condition possible. To avoid doing damage, you should avoid anything too rough to protect your dentures, and we advise a soft-bristled toothbrush and a good quality denture cleanser. You should also ensure there is no denture adhesive left behind on your gums as this can cause irritation.
It can take a while to learn how to eat normally with your new dentures, but this will get better with time. Once your dentures have settled, you should be able to eat pretty freely and enjoy your normal diet. However, you should be careful eating very hard or sticky foods and certainly avoid these types of foods in the beginning. To get the most out of your dentures, avoid sticky or gummy foods which could stick to the dentures and cause them to become dislodged.
Would you like advice on the best type of denture for you? If so, call Ravenscourt Dental Practice now on 020 8748 4023 or email:[email protected]