If you’re trying to figure out whether or not cosmetic dentures are the best choice for your dental problems, you’re probably feeling a bit hesitant because in the past, dentures weren’t too aesthetically pleasing nor were they too comfortable. Luckily dentures today are lightyears ahead of what cosmetic dentures used to look and feel like — nevertheless, here’s a short Q and A about some of the most common questions that new patients often ask:
- How do you know when to get dentures? Any time you’re missing teeth — even if it’s just a couple teeth — you should definitely look into getting them replaced as soon as possible. Additionally, your dentist might recommend that you see your local denture clinic to get fitted for a pair of cosmetic dentures if your teeth have been to decay severely and need to be removed.
- Are dentures temporary or permanent? You can choose from either temporary or permanent dentures, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced and where they’re located. Temporary dentures may be a good way to get accustomed to new teeth before opting for permanent ones, and they’re often cheaper upfront, although many people choose permanent cosmetic dentures because they’re more convenient over the long run.
- How do you take care of dentures? Taking care of your dentures is both important and easy — just like cleaning your natural teeth, it’s essential that you brush and floss your dentures regularly, and if you use temporary dentures with adhesive, make sure to follow any additional cleaning instructions. Denturists generally recommend that patients have their cosmetic dentures refitted every three to five years, simply because the mouth naturally changes shape and isn’t going to fit the same pair of dentures for years. Luckily it’s very easy to get dentures repaired, and when they fit properly, you won’t even notice that they aren’t your natural teeth!
So now we’re turning to you for some help — do you have any questions about dentures, or even some answers to any of the questions above? Feel free to leave any of your thoughts down in the comments section!