There are a couple of different kinds of dentures. Dentures may replace some or all of your teeth, depending on what you need.
Dentures that replace only some of your teeth are called partial dentures. They attach to teeth that are still there and the bone and gums around the tooth that is gone. You can also get dental implants and then dentures, which improves the stability of the dentures.
Complete dentures are dentures that replace all of your teeth. They rest on the gum and bone of your mouth. They can also be improved with dental implants.
Most dentures, partial and complete, last at least five years. They will need to be readjusted or relined every now and then, though. The average for the time in-between adjustments is about two years. This time will depend on your oral health and eating habits. Your denturist can help you figure out when to get new dentures or readjust your current ones.
Implants will last around twenty years if you take care of them properly and go for regular checkups. Some parts of the implants may need to be replaced every now and then due to wear and tear, but other than that, they should last around twenty years.
Your health, eating habits, and oral hygiene can affect both the life of implants and dentures, as well as if you smoke or grind your teeth. If any of these are a problem, your dentures and implants will not last as long. You can ask your denturist about the specifics depending on what applies to you.
There are many reasons why one would want to go to a denturist. Dentures can be very important for some people, so how do you know that you need dentures?
If you’re missing any of your teeth, you’ll definitely want to visit a denturist. Denturists are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. They can help you with figuring out what type of dentures you need, how to make them fit comfortably, and help teach you how to take care of them once you have them.
But what about dentists? Dentists can certainly help, but they are much different than denturists. Dentists don’t know how to make dentures or what exactly you need. Denturists know what to do for dentures and can majorly help you with what dentures you’ll need.
To make sure that your dentures continue fitting properly and comfortably, it is recommended that you go for your checkup at least once a year. You should also go for a checkup if you ever feel any discomfort.
When you go to a checkup, your denturist will check two things; the health of your gums and whether or not your dentures require repairing or relining. If they do require repairing or relining, then you’ll need to schedule another appointment to get those fixed. This is very important to your oral health and the health of your dentures, so make sure that you go for that checkup.
Dentures take some getting used to, but most people seem to get used to them in just a couple of weeks. Some people have to learn how to eat with them, though get the hang out it quickly.
You can eat normally with dentures, though when you first get them, it’ll take a while to get used to and comfortable with hard and sticky foods. Chewing gum, however, is not a good idea. Some chemicals in the gum can break down the plastic in your dentures and wear them down, which could mean breaking them and needing to pay for another pair. Gum can also permanently stain your dentures. It doesn’t matter what brand the gum is, gum is ultimately not going to sit well with dentures.
You can also sleep in dentures, though it’s advised against. You should be taking them out at night and letting them soak in cleaning water. If you decide to wear them in at night, you should take time out of your day at some point to clean them. It is very unhealthy to wear them for more than twenty-four hours straight, and can also lead to your dentures breaking down.
When you first get your dentures, you may feel a bit of pain or irritability. That is completely normal, and can even last up to a month. As your mouth becomes more accustomed to the dentures, the pain will fade. If it hurts too much, then schedule an appointment with your denturist. They’ll help with making it hurt less and be more comfortable.