Frayling Denture Clinic FAQ
At Frayling Denture Clinic patient comfort and care come first. Below is a list of some of our most frequently asked questions.
At your first appointment, you will be asked to complete a patient medical history form. Next, a full mouth examination will be performed and all services and fees will be discussed. If you choose to go ahead, impressions of your mouth will be taken to allow us to give you a customized fit. If you need extractions or any other dental preparation, we will discuss treatment options. Your new dentures may take some time to get accustomed to. Don’t be afraid to ask your denturist about any concerns you might have about the process. We take your health seriously, and are committed to patient comfort and care.
We recommend using a denture brush to brush your dentures at least once daily to remove excess buildup, like you would your natural teeth. This also applies to cleaning your tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth. Clean your dentures daily by soaking them in a denture cleaner.
Immediate Dentures are for those first-time denture wearers that wish to have a smile immediately following extractions. Immediate dentures are made prior to your extraction date and picked up to take with you to your dentist on the day your teeth are to be removed. The dentist will then fit the denture immediately following this procedure.
Yes. At first you may have to stick to softer foods as you get used to chewing with your new dentures. Transition to more solid food by cutting it into smaller pieces. For steak, corn on the cob, or other particularly tough foods, this may take a little longer to master.
Dentures can drastically improve a patient’s smile and oral health. A well-made set will always change your appearance for the better, especially if you were missing teeth or had another harmful dental condition. Speech may feel different at first, but most people adjust to their new dentures quickly.
Partial Dentures consist of replacement teeth secured to a gum – colored base when you still have 1 or more of your natural teeth remaining. They may have a metal framework that attach to your remaining teeth, or precision attachments that are typically more natural looking.
Your dentist or oral surgeon may determine that you are a candidate for implants. Implants are placed into your jaw by an oral surgeon or your dentist and left to bond with your jawbone over the next few months. An over – denture is made to fit over the implants by your denturist. There are many advantages of using implant supported dentures. They look and act like natural teeth and are designed to be long-lasting. They also tend to be more comfortable and stable than regular dentures, which means easier biting and chewing.
A mouth guard covers the teeth and gums to protect them from injury. They are often used to protect athlete’s mouths during sports, but can also be worn to prevent teeth grinding and alleviate TMJ dysfunction.