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What to Expect When Getting Dentures

29 June,2020

What to Expect When Getting Dentures

Whether some or all of your teeth have to be replaced will determine if you require partial or full dentures. Both types of dentures help to restore the appearance and functionality of missing teeth. However, they may take some time for the patient to get used to. Naturally, you’ll have questions regarding what to expect when receiving dentures. This blog post aims to answer some of these questions for you.

Am I Eligible for Dentures?

Most people are clinically eligible for dentures, as denture fitting normally doesn’t require any surgery unless any teeth need to be extracted. There are alternative treatments available if you feel dentures are not for you.

Does It Hurt to Wear Dentures?

Some people may experience discomfort after being fitted for dentures, but it should stop after a few days. If you still experience any pain or your gums start bleeding or become swollen, your dentist can adjust your dentures accordingly.

What Can I Eat After I Get Dentures?

Most dentists will advise their patients to eat soft foods for a few weeks following getting their dentures fitted to make it easier for them to get used to how the dentures feel. It can help to cut food up into small pieces, chew food slower than usual, and to avoid eating chewy or sticky foods that may dislodge the dentures.

Can I Wear My Dentures While I Sleep?

Most people take out their dentures when they go to bed, but some people do prefer to keep wearing them while they sleep, which can help some patients get used to how they feel. Your dentist will advise on whether you should wear them while sleeping or not.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Dentures?

It usually takes a few weeks for dentures to feel comfortable in terms of how they feel in your mouth and how they affect your ability to talk and eat.

How Can I Take Care of My Dentures?

Just as you would with real teeth, you should clean your dentures every day to get rid of any leftover food or plaque on them. However, you should use water or a denture cleaner to do this; do not use regular toothpaste. Having regular appointments with your dentist will help to keep your dentures in good condition for longer.

Book an Appointment with Our Melbourne CBD Dentist

Want to learn more about dentures? Contact Dental on Clarendon by calling (03) 9690 3285 to book an appointment with our friendly Melbourne CBD dentist. We can provide you with all the information you need regarding dentures prior to having them fitted.

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Urgent update for all our patients

 
As you are aware, the coronavirus is having a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of people across the globe.
 
Effective Immediately: As an essential service, Dental On Clarendon will be open for extreme emergency appointments ONLY for the next 6 weeks.
As directed by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), dentists can only restrict treatment to urgent or emergency care only. 
The ADA defines this as:
  • Severe toothache pain (on a pain scale of 1 to 10, a 5 or more that has lasted more than 24 hours)
  •  New or recent swelling of your gums or face (within the past three to seven days)
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop following tooth extraction or gum surgery
  • Tooth infection
  • Recent trauma, such as a broken tooth causing pain
 
We are offering Teledentistry calls and a $50 fee will be charged, for a call with our dentist.
If you are a current patient at Dental On Clarendon please call us on 96903285 and we will attend to your call as soon as possible.
We thank our loyal patients for their understanding during this difficult time, and we will be in contact with you upon our re-opening.
 
Wishing everyone the best of health – stay safe! 
 
The team at Dental On Clarendon