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FAQs about Denture Care

At West Coast Denture Clinic, we recommend that you read some frequently asked questions about denture care given below to stay informed about your oral health. For further information, call us, and we will answer any questions you may have.

What Are Dentures and Why Do I Need Them?

Dentures are prosthetic appliances that are worn to replace missing teeth. They provide improved dental functionality, help improve the ability to chew food and speak clearly after losing your teeth.

What Are Dentures Made Of?

The denture plate can be made of either metal (Vitallium) or acrylic. The teeth are usually made of acrylic and can be manipulated to match the look of your natural teeth.

Will I Be Able To Eat While Wearing Dentures?

You will be able to eat everything you were used to with your natural teeth. However, it could initially take some practice to get used to eating with dentures.

Will Wearing Dentures Affect My Speech?

After losing teeth, dentures can improve your ability to speak clearly. Initially, pronouncing certain words might need some practice. Once you are comfortable using them, you will be able to speak as freely as you could before.

How Often Should I Use My Dentures and How Do I Take Care of Them?

We recommend you wear your dentures most of the time after you initially start using them. Even when sleeping. Once you are properly adjusted to your dentures you can take them off before going to bed. You can brush your dentures with a regular toothbrush and rinse them with water for the best results.

Will I Need To Regularly Replace My Dentures?

Standard dentures may require refitting or replacement every 5 years, due to general wear and tear and the changing of your mouth's shape over time.

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