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Temporary Dentures Mandurah

Have you lost a tooth or a number of them to either trauma, gum diseases, or tooth decay? The experience can be tough and thinking of what you might not be able to do makes it worse.

But there’s hope for you to restore that smile, chew on your favorite meatballs, and lead an almost similar life as you would with your natural teeth. And the good news is, you don’t have to get a permanent tooth implanted on your jaw. If you’ve been led to believe that that was your only option, you should know that’s not the case. A temporary denture will work fine, and there are plenty of options to choose from.

There are a variety of types of dentures in Mandurah that suit whatever situation that you are in and either of them suits your current situation just perfectly. The various types of dentures are the partial, full/complete dentures, and the temporary dentures.

If you have lost some or many of your teeth and your jaws are not suitable for the permanent type of dentures-that are either partial or full-then you will have to go for the temporary dentures. Such types of dentures will be in place for a specific period and will be taken off after a better and long-lasting solution has been settled on.

What are temporary dentures?

The temporary dentures are also referred to as the immediate dentures since the dentist will fix them on your jaw immediately after they have removed your natural teeth. On an earlier visit to your dentist, they will perform a series of tests before they proceed to the removal of your natural teeth.

On the day of the teeth extraction, they will create a temporary denture that will be ready, once the natural teeth are removed, the temporary dentures are put in place.

The temporary dentures are mostly used because the mouth and gums are still quite weak as they have not had enough time to heal. For the temporary dentures, they need some time for the refitting that will take place for the next coming months.

How much do temporary dentures cost?

The temporary dentures may not cost more than $2000 for the best type of temporary dentures. Some types of temporary dentures may cost more than this if they are more advanced than the basic type of temporary dentures you get.

Temporary dentures usually have extra cost this is because more time goes into preparing them. Therefore, they are more expensive than conventional dentures. Although they tend to be expensive there are several advantages hence worth it. For example, you won’t have to go in public without teeth, they also control bleeding and protect the gum tissue.

Usually, not everyone is a good candidate for temporary dentures. Besides having cost as a prohibiting factor, you may also have general health and oral health issues with this the dentist will advise against the temporary denture.

How to use your temporary dentures effectively

When you have temporary dentures, there are some complications that you may notice. You can deal with them using the following pieces of advice. Having a sore spot is a normal occurrence and with this, the denture will need to be adjusted when they appear. In a situation where the denture is painful, you can remove it as you wait to see your dentist. Bone chips can also appear and disappear, usually within six months. The denture can be adjusted by your dentist and also the bone chips can be removed.

You will tend to salivate excessively, after some time the body will adjust to the denture in your mouth and eventually salivation will reduce.

In the beginning, you will lisp a lot until your tongue finds the correct place to form sounds. This problem may take time before it goes away. However, you can get rid of it by reading to yourself and repeating difficult words. If it doesn’t improve, seek medical attention from your denturist who will adjust the thickness of the denture.

Your denture may become loose; this could be because as the gums heal they shrink in as much as the denture has been fitted well. Shrinking gums and loosening dentures
Your denture may fit ok, to begin with, but as your gums heal, the gums will shrink. Therefore, the denture will become loose. To avoid this shrinkage and loosening dentures, temporary liners are used to tighten the denture during the healing period. Within a year the gums will heal and the temporary liners removed taking a new impression and refit your dentures to your gum.

It is advised that the dentures are relined every two years because the teeth on the denture usually wear down. In most cases, people will need to replace their dentures every 5-8 years.

Having a temporary denture will lead to difficulty in eating food, however, with practice and time this should improve. To work on this on your own when eating you can start with taking softer food and later on go for a more solid diet. While eating ensure that you have your food broken down into smaller pieces and eat slowly.

You will also need to cut off food such as sandwiches and apples to avoid biting off. The sore spots will also stop you from eating but don’t worry about this as it will heal and you will also learn how to eat with time. Remember to contact your denturist if the chewing does not improve as it could be something that can be fixed.

Adjusting to a temporary denture can be very frustrating and annoying, do not worry so much about this as it is usually a process and you can learn to cope with it and be better off at the end.

It is a process and you will find that people have a different experience depending on their situation and also the type of mouth they have. All this will be taken care of by your denturist who will bring back your comfort.

MANDURAH DENTAL DENTURES FAQS

Dentures can be extremely helpful for patients in a variety of ways. The most immediate is an increased confidence when they smile and better speech when they talk. Aside from increased confidence, dentures provide a healthier shape for your face. When patients lose their teeth, their face can become saggy and look older. However dentures can retain the healthy shape of the face, ensuring that the patient looks normal and even younger than they looked before dentures.

When you are about to go ahead with dentures, you will often be worried about the cost associated with it.  You shouldn’t take a look at dentures as a cost. Instead, you need to take a look at them as an excellent investment that you are doing towards the future. That’s because dentures can provide you with freedom, comfort and confidence. You will fall in love with what comes along with them.

Our team at Peel Dental Studio have taken appropriate measures to offer dentures to the people in need at affordable prices as much as possible as well. When you get in touch with us, we will provide you with detailed and clear estimates. Hence, you will be able to get yourself ready with finances and move forward.

Your mouth is changing constantly, But depending on your mouth hygiene, wear and tear and any other denture requirements around 5 to 7 years is expected life of dentures. From time to time adjustments may be necessary in order to maintain the fit and function of your dentures. Periodic examinations continue to be necessary to  maintain your oral health.

Both gums and remaining teeth need to be healthy for dentures to function .

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Dentures can change your appearance, which may be a good thing. If we are speaking of full dentures a well-made set will restore your face to its proper proportions.

Denture teeth are supposed to simulate a natural smile. There are newer denture teeth made out of materials that look more natural, rather than the denture teeth that many think about that appear placed in a perfect however artificial appearing arrangement.

Dentures need to have the correct height so that your face appears normal. Just think of someone taking out their dentures and the sunken look. Your lip support is based on how the teeth are set in the arch and the speech will change if the teeth are placed incorrectly.

Patients are provided with a preview prior to finalizing the dentures allowing changes to the setup. So the answer is yes, dentures can change your appearance and hopefully you will enjoy the new look.

 

Wearing dentures might feel strange at first. Most people take a few months to get used to how they feel. At first, you might need follow-up appointments so we can make adjustments. After you have become used to the dentures, you’ll still need an appointment with us, at least yearly, to check they fit correctly.

You’ll need to learn how to take care of your dentures daily. The Australian Dental Prosthetist Association recommends brushing your dentures nightly with regular hand soap and lukewarm water, using a soft-bristle toothbrush.

You should also brush your gums and tongue each day with a soft-bristle toothbrush, with or without toothpaste. It’s also a good idea to rinse your mouth with salty water.

Most patients need to learn how to use dentures properly and as a result, it takes a little time to get used to them. After a while, you should be able to eat fairly normally, but it may take more time to get comfortable with harder foods or sticky foods.

Using a small amount of denture adhesive (no more than three or four pea-sized dabs on each denture) may help stabilize the dentures and help hold them in place while you learn how to get comfortable with them and may make the learning process easier.

Dentures and chewing gum do not usually work well together, no matter which brand of chewing gum you decide to try. The gum typically sticks to the acrylic plastic in the denture and may break a seal on the dentures, which will loosen them as a result. Gum may remain stuck to the denture and eventually harden and discolor. Ultimately, if you wear dentures, you should avoid chewing gum.

Dentures are designed in order to not be noticed. Your dentures will help improve your appearance by giving your lips the support that will improve your facial appearance and your confidence. In fact, they improve your natural appearance so much that one of the primary signs you need new dentures is noticeable sagging of the muscles in your face, a protruding lower jaw, or extensive wrinkling around your mouth . 

Both your natural teeth and dentures need to be rinsed and brushed after every meal. Using a denture brush and a little soap and water, gently brush your dentures using the techniques shown to you by your dental hygienist. After cleaning, gently lay your denture down on a small hand towel next to your basin and let them dry overnight. There is no need to keep your dentures in a glass of water, which was once the protocol.

If you’re unable to brush your dentures, for example, if you’re away from home, make sure you at least rinse your dentures – and your mouth – with water, which will help to keep any bacteria at bay.

Our teams are highly trained in the art of color and shade matching. Assuming it is a new partial denture, they can work to produce a match to your remaining natural teeth. If it is an existing partial denture, we would recommend having a new one made, as the expense would be about the same to recolor the old one.

The temporary dentures may not cost more than $2000 for the best type of temporary dentures. Some types of temporary dentures may cost more than this if they are more advanced than the basic type of temporary dentures you get.

Temporary dentures usually have extra cost this is because more time goes into preparing them. Therefore, they are more expensive than conventional dentures. Although they tend to be expensive there are several advantages hence worth it. For example, you won’t have to go in public without teeth, they also control bleeding and protect the gum tissue.

Usually, not everyone is a good candidate for temporary dentures. Besides having cost as a prohibiting factor, you may also have general health and oral health issues with this the dentist will advise against the temporary denture.

Getting temporary dentures can be quite costly and that is why you want them covered by your insurance provider. You will want to consult with your insurance provider and ask them if they will cover the purchase of your temporary dentures that you get from your dentist. 

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