What’s Involved in Getting New Dentures?

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Anyone with missing teeth understands the daily struggles, from eating difficulties to smiling insecurities. Having new dentures fitted can then be a revolutionary procedure, restoring full functionality.

As leading denture experts in Perth, EDR have heard many people say they hesitate to get dentures due to concerns over comfort. Finding dependable replacement teeth is vital, making it important to understand what’s involved in getting the right set of dentures for your needs.

Read on to learn what’s involved in getting new and improved dentures, and how they can improve your oral health, confidence, and day-to-day wellbeing.

New dentures – what’s involved?

The process of getting new dentures may seem intimidating, but once approached in a step-by-step manner it feels completely achievable. Consult with an experienced dentist who can advise on the right timeline and format to suit your needs.

Key considerations for getting dentures are that it takes approximately a month to adapt, and that consistent oral health care is just as important as ever.

  • Day 1: It’s common to feel discomfort at first, making soft foods like ice cream and mashed potato ideal as they are gentle on your mouth.
  • Week 1 – 2: increased salivation is typical at first, as are sore spots in areas where your new dentures touch your skin. Eat a piece of candy to improve natural swallowing, and rinse with warm salt water to improve healing time for sore spots. Try to relax your face muscles for a more comfortable fit.
  • Week 3 – 4: Now your mouth is used to the dentures, try adhesive to improve the feel of them in your mouth, and enable eating of harder foods, making sure to chew well.
  • Month 1: Congratulations, you’ve made it through the adjustment period! Most activities should return close to normal, but remember to visit your dentist regularly for check ups or if discomfort continues to impact the wearing of your dentures.

The process of getting new dentures

The new dentures process begins with a thorough oral examination by the experts at EDR, including the supporting structures like the jawbone to determine its strength and quality. The area is measured to find the right denture type and shape for your needs.

Removable partial dentures

Removable dentures are suitable for those with some healthy natural teeth. They require impressions to be taken of the area and your bite is recorded, after which custom dentures are created and tested for comfort.

Permanent dentures

Permanent dentures are ideal for patients with missing or damaged teeth – require implants to be fitted into the jawbone, with a few months of healing time before the dentures are fixed on top.

Conventional full dentures

Conventional full dentures are removable appliances that replace all of the teeth in one or both dental arches (upper or lower). They are typically made of acrylic and rely on suction and support from the underlying gums and tissues for retention. Conventional full dentures are a suitable option for individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth.

How much financial investment is needed?

It’s understandable to take costs into consideration when getting new dentures. EDR are proud to offer multiple options to suit a range of budgets:

Affordable dentures

EDR’s direct manufacturing enables the lowest treatment prices, with all major health funds accepted where up to an 80% rebate can be received.

Mid-Range dentures

Conventional dentures are the ideal solution for many patients, with quality new dentures fitted post-healing period in a total of 3-6 visits. Complete care and possible adjustments are offered throughout the process.

Premium dentures

Customised options for both full or partial premium dentures are a pricier but more comfortable choice, with quality dentures blending in perfectly for a stunning new smile.

EDR – your reliable (and mobile!) denture providers

Emergency Denture Repair – EDR – are trusted providers of quality dental care and denture services to the people of Perth. When it comes to the new dentures process and aftercare, no one is more dedicated to offering a convenient and consistent service.

EDR is committed to providing reliable denture care to all of our valued patients, which is why we offer a convenient mobile service that visits homes to deliver new dentures, or check and repair existing fits.

Contact us today to book a consultation to get your denture journey started, or to request a visit from our mobile denture clinic.

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