Dentures

Dentures are made in a dental laboratory, on the basis of the specifications and shape of the mouth. An acrylic base of flesh colour is placed on the gums. For complete dentures, the upper denture’s base covers the palate, which is also known as the roof of the mouth. The lower-denture, shaped like a horseshoe is placed to contain the tongue.

After effects

The first few weeks after the application of dentures can be a tad bit painful and discomfortable. The dentures could interfere with your eating and speaking habits.

You may experience ‘a loose feeling’ in the mouth. Excessive flow of saliva is also not uncommon. Other after effects include swelling, and soreness in the mouth. It goes away with time. In case it persists, or gets worse, consult North Shore Dentist as soon as possible.

Wear Time

Dentists don’t advise their patients to wear dentures throughout the day. However, initially this may be the case. Typically dentists instruct their patients about times to wear dentures, and when to remove them.

Conventional dentures can be placed in the mouth 8 to 12 weeks after the natural teeth have been removed.

In case of Immediate dentures, as the name suggests, they are prepared in advanced and can be placed soon after the teeth have been removed. Between the two, conventional dentures are recommendable, because they are applied after the healing process of the gums has commenced, which means less pain and discomfort.

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