Dentures can be the solution if you’ve lost all or some of your natural teeth. Contact Burwood Dental Care to restore your smile today
Losing teeth can knock your confidence – get it back with Burwood dentures
Dentures are often the perfect option for people who have suffered tooth decay or damage to enjoy a healthy-looking smile once again.
Choosing between dentures or implants can be a tough one. At Burwood Dental Care, we’re happy to walk you through everything you need to know to make your decision.
Who is a Candidate for Dentures?
Most dentists, we included, will do everything possible to keep your natural teeth healthy and intact, but unfortunately, that is just not possible in some cases. Here are some of the critical reasons why dentures may end up being your best option.
If you suffer from pain from periodontitis or decaying teeth, then it may be time to remove the affected teeth. At a certain point, there will be little that can be done to stop decay. It is much more vital for you to be comfortable than to keep your natural teeth, especially if they are reducing your quality of life and they can be replaced with dentures.
Lost teeth can put excess pressure on remaining teeth, sometimes to the point that they can no longer withstand. Once you lose two or three teeth, it becomes much more likely that you will lose more teeth more rapidly unless you employ a prosthetic or switch over to dentures.
If you have severe gum disease, you may quickly be on the road to bone and tooth loss. If this ends up being the case, then often dentures are your only option. The good news is that if your gum disease is not too far along, it can often be stopped and even reversed with proper oral care, including regular professional teeth cleanings and flossing.
What Happens When Getting Dentures?
If necessary, the dentist will pull any remaining teeth and perform surgery to ensure a smooth surface from which to work.
The dentist will make an impression of your mouth to custom fit your dentures.
If extractions were necessary, the dentist would provide you with a temporary denture until your gums fully heal.
You will receive your final set of dentures within 6-12 months.
How to Care for Your Dentures
Once you have your dentures, there are a few things you need to do routinely to keep them in good shape. You should take them out and rinse them whenever you finish eating. Try to brush them daily. Always soak them overnight and store them securely to avoid damage.