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Dentures are made to replace missing teeth. Replacing lost or missing teeth can have substantial benefits for your health and appearance. Missing teeth reduce a person's ability to eat or speak clearly, and may affect their confidence. Complete (full) dentures replace all of the upper or lower teeth, while a partial denture fills in spaces created by most or missing teeth.
A denture base (plate) is made of either metal or acrylic. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth.
Cleaning your dentures:
Remove your dentures and clean them with a soft toothbrush with liquid hand soap at least twice a day. Avoid using standard toothpastes as many brands are too harsh. Do not use hot water, bleach or any other strong chemicals to clean your dentures. If you have a soft lining or metal dentures, please check with your dentist.
Your dentist will show you how to insert and remove your dentures before you leave the surgery. Never use force to remove them.
Your mouth will need time to adapt to your new denture, even if you have worn dentures before. Learning to eat with dentures takes some practice and will get easier over time. Try not to bite with the front teeth and avoid sticky or hard foods. Speaking with dentures also takes practice. If your denture slips, bite on it gently to reposition it and swallow. If this becomes a persistent issue, please speak to your dentist.
Dentures should be removed overnight to give your mouth the chance to rest. If you remove them, it is important to leave them in water to prevent warping or cracking.
A denture may loosen over time, and this can cause irritation and ulcers on your gums. Should this occur, please see your dentist to have them re-fitted. Regular check-ups are a must for denture wearers.
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