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How to Use Denture Fixative

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

3177562_blogPeople who have suffered gum disease, gingivitis or periodontal disease may be given dental treatment to prevent further infection, such as root canal treatment and replacement teeth, including dentures, dental implants or crowns.

Wearing dentures, whether part or full, as teeth replacements that slot onto your remaining teeth to support your teeth structure can sometimes bring certain challenges, particularly if the dentures slip.

Why use denture fixative?

Denture fixative can be used to secure the dentures to your own teeth, and for:

  • Giving you a sense of greater confidence when wearing dentures – not fearing that the denture may fall out or wobble when you speak
  • Reducing denture movement when you eat or talk
  • Preventing gum irritation and pressure if dentures do slip, particularly during physical games or sports
  • Filling gaps where food may lodge and cause a build-up of dental plaque

How is denture fixative used?

There are a range of denture fixatives available, from strips to powders and creams. You can use the following steps to apply denture fixative to secure your dentures and prevent them from moving around in your mouth:

  1. Clean your own teeth and dentures using brushing with toothpaste and denture cleaning solution.
  1. Then make sure you have dried your dentures.
  1. Now apply small amounts of the denture fixative where it is needed – do not let it ooze out!
  1. Rinse your mouth and insert your dentures, holding them down to adhere to the dental fixative.
  1. Keep holding and allow the dentures to seal to the fixative for about 7 to 10 seconds.
  1. Try not to eat or drink for about 20 minutes afterwards.
  1. You can remove excess fixative by brushing it and your dentures with warm water.

What if denture fixative still doesn’t work?

If you’re still having challenges with movement of your dentures, even when you use dental fixative, speak with your dentist about solutions such as dental implants. With dental implants, titanium “roots” permanently hold replacement teeth like crowns, bridges and dentures in place, so that you don’t have to worry about clumsy restorations any more!

Solve Tooth Loss with Dentures

Friday, November 6th, 2015

2433646_sDentures from Leeds dentists are practical solution to tooth loss

If you have suffered from an accident that caused you to lose your teeth, or you have been affected by prolonged dental decay that meant your teeth fell out, it is vital that you replace your teeth.  There are a number of reasons for this.  Having a full set of teeth makes eating so much easier because your teeth are ideal implements for chewing food so that it can be digested properly.  Having no teeth can spoil your appearance and lead to a loss of confidence, especially if your cheeks begin to sag, making you look older than you are.

One practical option in this case is to get your dentist to fit a set of dentures. Modern dentures can be extremely realistic looking and hard-wearing.  They can be removed for cleaning and are generally far more comfortable than they used to be.  Dentures are able to be held in place by the natural suction of your gums or by using a fixing agent.

Some people now prefer the more permanent solution of having replacement teeth fixed in place with dental implants.  It is possible that dentures can slip while you are eating, drinking or talking and this can be embarrassing, but techniques are improving all the time.  Innovations like friction-free dentures, for example, are changing the way that people think about dentures.

Looking for a cosmetic dentist? Leeds dentists are here to help

Restore your confidence and your ability to eat food with ease by asking your City Dental Leeds dentist about dentures today.

Definitive Dentures Here In the Centre of Leeds

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

2797271_blogWe offer light, comfortable and natural looking dentures, right here in the heart of Leeds. Our dentures are a long way from the bulky sets of false teeth of yesteryear and we can help to restore your smile, as well as your confidence, whether you are missing a few teeth or a whole arch of teeth.

Dentures have been used to replace natural teeth for a long time and they have come on along way in terms of design, fit and functionality since the earlier days of denture treatment. Now, patients can enjoy a comfortable fit and a really lifelike prosthesis, which enables them to smile with confidence and eat a varied and healthy diet without worrying that their denture will slip.

All our dentures are custom-made using the best materials around and we recommend regular checks so that we can keep tabs on the fit of the denture and check that you are still finding your denture comfortable. The contours of your mouth change constantly and this means that denture will eventually start to come loose; if the denture doesn’t fit properly, this can result in soreness and the gums can start to become irritated. Our checks enable us to spot any issues before you start to feel the effects and when we feel the time is right, we will recommend replacing the denture with a new one.

Fitting and maintaining dentures

Once we have created an impression of your mouth and your denture is ready to fit, we will place it in your mouth and check that you are happy with the fit. We will then explain how to keep your denture clean and where to store it. It may feel slightly odd at first to wear a denture, but you will soon get used to it and you should find your denture very comfortable.

Looking good with Dentures in Leeds

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

There may come a time for some of us in Leeds when we’ll have to bite the bullet and have dentures fitted and it may feel for some people, that you have placed one foot firmly in the grave, but that is possibly borne out of ignorance because what you may have thought of as dentures as a youngster has changed radically to what is now, now you have to have them fitted. The philosophy of dentists who’d rather save teeth than pull them, the effort in design and the materials that they are manufactured from have altered dramatically. It’s the desire of dentists to save teeth that has seen an incredible rise in partial dentures being used, as having teeth to anchor too helps the denture stay in the mouth better- which psychologically gives the wearer some feeling that old age hasn’t arrived just yet. The materials used are softer and adhere to the mouth better: they also look more natural. And when it comes to keeping them in the mouth, adhesives have improved greatly and combined with the fitting of mini dental implants, they lock partial and full dentures into place so tightly, it gives much more freedom to the wearer. From a health angle, wearing dentures also prevents the face sagging and stops the jaw joint from being damaged. Dentures are dashing, dentures are great, so get with the programme and have a look at what’s on offer- you will be impressed.