Our focus is on delivering quality, custom made dentures using the latest techniques to ensure your satisfaction and comfort. If you care about your dentures and value their comfort, West End Denture Clinic is your natural choice. Here’s why….
There are many reasons why people need dentures both functionally and cosmetically. Difficulty with eating can be debilitating. It requires close attention because it can cause digestion problems. Your smile, too, is vital to your overall well-being. You can smile and be confident that you are presenting a good impression if you have good-looking teeth. A good set of dentures can go a long way to restoring your appearance and consequently your self-confidence.
Even if you have worn dentures before, your new denture will feel strange at first. This is because your mouth takes some time to adapt to the new denture. When eating, start with soft, crisp foods (eg. Lightly cooked vegetables.) Take in small amounts and chew slowly. Try to bite on your own teeth rather than the artificial ones, especially at the front. Bite at the corners of the mouth and not with your front teeth. If possible, chew on both sides at the same time.
New dentures replaces those teeth you have lost. To maintain this healthy condition, it is necessary that you take great care with the cleaning of your mouth, so that there will be a minimum further loss of teeth or damage to the mouth. We will show you how to use a tooth brush and dental floss correctly, so that you can efficiently remove food particles and plaque after each meal.
Clean your dentures after each meal in order to keep them free from food particles and plaque. Brush both the inside and outside surfaces with a soft brush and soap. If you normally wear glasses, be sure you wear them while cleaning your dentures and also that you are in a good light. Place some water or a cloth in the basin during cleaning, in order to prevent damage if you drop your dentures while cleaning. DO NOT USE hot water, abrasives, bleach, methylated spirits or antiseptics, unless instructed. If tartar buildup is noticed, soaking your dentures in white vinegar for an hour will help its removal. If not successful, make an appointment to have your dentures re-polished.
If you break your dentures, or damage a clasp, stop wearing them. Telephone us for an immediate appointment. DO NOT glue the parts together as the use of an unsuitable glue will ruin the denture and it will be difficult for us to repair them correctly. In addition, do not bend or modify a clasp in any way as this could cause it to break.