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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!

Why You Should Consider a Denture

Friday, June 24th, 2016

3177025_blogComplete tooth loss can be devastating to a person’s emotional wellbeing as well as their oral health. It stops you from being able to eat certain foods, can make your face appear sunken and aged and can also affect the way you speak. Tooth loss can make you look, feel and even sound like a different person, but thankfully there is a massive range of treatment to restore your smile to its former glory, one of the best being complete dentures.

Dentures for missing teeth

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many, many years and are one of the most cost-effective options for restoring a smile.

Making custom-fitted dentures requires around five appointments, which might involve:

  • Checking and assessing your oral health
  • Making a dental impression of your gums and mouth
  • Using a ‘try-in’ denture to see what kind of denture suits you
  • Fitting you with a temporary denture while you wait for your custom-fitted denture
  • Making sure your new denture fits you perfectly

Some patients may also require tooth extraction before they can be fitted with dentures and in this case we will wait eight weeks to give your gums time to heal.

How to look after your denture

A denture can last 10-15 years without needing to be altered, if you keep the health of your mouth in optimum condition. This requires keeping your gums clean and soaking your dentures overnight. It is advisable to always take your dentures out when you sleep, to allow your gum times to rest.

Also avoid putting your dentures in hot water, as this could warp the denture, making it unwearable.

Dentures and dental implants

Dentures can also be held in place using dental implants, which increases the stability and strength of your smile, making eating, speaking and smiling as easy as it was with natural teeth.

Delightful and dashing Dentures in Leeds

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

iStock_000001998629XSmallDentures: love the idea or hate it, but you may end up going done this route and you only have yourself to blame in Leeds because aside from injury, you clearly haven’t looked after you mouth enough in the past. However, without being too harsh, what’s done is done and if you need dentures, you shouldn’t be afraid to go down this road; modern dentures have changed considerably over the years and believe or not, become rather a sexy option to tooth loss. Technicians in this field have put a lot of work into the way modern dentures are designed and made; softer, more natural looking materials are used to help fuse the dentures in the mouth and adhere to the movement of the gums better. Couple this with the use of better cements, and the combination of dental implants, the world of dentures has never been in better shape: they fit better, stay in the mouth better and are more firm and natural than they ever were. So don’t be scared- if you have lost some teeth of late, talk to your dentist about the possibility of dentures: they are the cheapest and easiest of options to go for right now.

Your future with Dentures in Central Leeds

Monday, September 10th, 2012

When you lose the odd tooth or two, even all of them, the future can start to look rather bleak for you in central Leeds and it can age your looks overnight. However, dentistry has answers to all your oral problems and this also goes for dentures. The technology that has gone into this area to counter tooth loss has been amazing, so you can take heart from the fact that help is around the corner. Modern dentures look very natural- whilst saving your look and the health of your mouth, so this option is at least worth a look. Partial dentures are so dainty, natural and fine fitting, these days, you and your friends would be pushed to notice any difference after tooth loss. Full dentures have also taken a leap of faith, being made from softer materials that stick to the mouth better and again, others would be hard pushed to notice a difference when they are in. History states though that keeping dentures in place could always be a problem but with these materials, great fixatives and dental implants, the fitting is so strong, you can carry on with your life as if you still had your natural teeth.