Deciding to get dentures is a big decision that should not be made lightly. If you think you need or want to get dentures it is important to gather as much information as you can and then find a professional and compassionate dental practice to begin the process. Do you know of any friends or family members who have dentures? Ask them about their experiences and what dentist they would recommend. A quick search on the internet of dentists in your area will also reveal a list of practices close to you. See if there are good reviews about the dentist you are considering. Know that getting dentures is a long and involved process. There will be several office visits so you want to be comfortable with the dentist you choose. If you are in or near Port Orange, Envision Dental is a great place to begin your journey to a new smile. We can answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns about how to get dentures in Port Orange and what to expect.
Denture Durability And Replacement
A big question about dentures is regarding how long they will last. Dentures can be a very big investment, and patients who are considering dentures or who already have them are right to be concerned about how long they can expect their dentures to last. Dentures are not permanent, they will need regular maintenance and will eventually need to be replaced. After initially getting your dentures they fit snugly, but over time your mouth tissues and jaw bones change, so the dentures won’t fit as well. Older and ill fitting dentures can become painful and can adversely affect your health in many ways. If dentures are worn and do not fit well, the denture material can irritate and damage gum tissue. If this continues, infection can occur which could lead to oral cancer. It is very important to have your dentures and mouth inspected routinely by your dentist. If you are experiencing any of these issues with your dentures in Port Orange, you need to contact your dentist right away:
- Unexplained pain in the neck, ear, or headaches
- Discolored or malodorous dentures
- Irritated and painful gum/mouth tissues
- Jaw/ridge bone loss
- Dentures that are loose or fall out
The good news about dentures is that they are made from an acrylic resin which is strong and lightweight. If you take care of your dentures, they should last you from 5 to 8 years. During this time it is important to visit your dentist yearly for any adjustments that need to be made, or to have them relined (soft or hard) to ensure a proper fit. After 5 to 8 years you should consult with your dentist about possible replacements.
Envision Dental takes your decision to get dentures and the health of your mouth seriously. We will walk you through the process from the initial consultations all the way through the life of your dentures. Your smile and your health are our priority!