What should you know before getting dentures?


If you are considering getting dentures you may wish to know more about how dentures work and how they can benefit you. This article will help you better understand what getting dentures will be like and what comes next.

What are dentures?

Dentures help to improve chewing ability, speech and restore the smile. They are recommended to patients to replace damaged or missing teeth. There are different types of dentures depending on the needs of the wearer, such as removable and fixed. During your first, free no obligation denture consultation, we will help you decide what type of dentures are best for you. Our detailed evaluation enables us to create a detailed treatment plan just for you.

What are the benefits of getting dentures?

Improve your smile

Dentures can improve the look of your smile by replacing missing teeth and adding structure back to the face. The realistic aesthetic provided by quality dentures mimics the natural shape of the mouth and look of the teeth. This natural shaping can make the wearer look younger as well as providing them with confidence with their appearance.

Removable for ease

The removable nature of dentures makes them easier to clean and maintain. A minimal effort oral hygiene routine, including a special denture cleaner, will keep the dentures clean and free from bacteria.

Bespoke design and fit

Dentures are made specifically for the wearers mouth to provide the highest level of comfort. This means that the wearer can still eat and talk as normal with no discomfort. A mould of the mouth is taken to create an exact replica of the natural teeth which can be used to hand craft dentures.

Reduces risk of further oral health issues

Further oral health issues can be reduced by wearing dentures. The likelihood of developing oral health issues increases when teeth are missing, regardless of the number. Using dentures to restore the function of the natural teeth reduces the risk of these issues.

What are the potential issues with getting dentures?

Problems eating

It can be hard to get used to eating with dentures after they are first fitted. Chewing or biting can result in the dentures moving out of position, and food can sometimes get stuck under them causing discomfort.

Issues speaking

Speech issues can be caused by new dentures. It can take time for the wearer to learn how to move their tongue around the dentures to form the correct sounds. Speaking with dentures becomes easier with time.

Mouth infections

Infections in the mouth can be a common side effect from wearing dentures. Ill-fitting dentures or cleanliness issues can cause a range of infections, however the two most common are Cheilitis and Stomatitis.

So, what are the best dentures for me to get?

Finding the right dentures important. The best dentures for you will vary depending on budget, number of teeth required, and oral health. All the dentures we produce at Kevin Manners Denture Clinics use the most advanced techniques and high-quality materials so that we can create the best dentures for you. We will help you find out which are the best dentures to get.

  • Acrylic Dentures are a popular choice due to the easy to mould and ridged setting qualities of the plastic they are made from. These dentures are more affordable than other options.
  • Partial Dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. A mayor benefit of partial dentures is aesthetic; the fake teeth fill in the gaps around the remaining teeth to create a full smile.
  • Dental Implants are a popular alternative to traditional dentures due to their more secure fit. They are highly durable and have a natural aesthetic due to their secure attachment.
  • Suction Dentures attach to the mouth by creating a vacuum between the denture and the gums. These are the best choice for people wanting a secure and comfortable fit.

How much do dentures cost?

Different denture types come at a range of price points. The cost of your dentures varies depending on different factors, including the number of teeth required, denture material, and denture detailing. Patients wanting dentures often suffer from confidence issues driving many to choose addition work on their dentures- such as lifelike detailing- despite the extra costs. At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we produce a range of different denture types to suit all budgets.

At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we pride ourselves on achieving optimum results for patients with regards to denture cosmetics, comfort, fit and function. To find out more about what to expect before and after getting dentures contact us for a free consultation.

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