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Full Dentures

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures or full mouth dentures, are removable dental appliances that replace all the teeth in your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both.

They are designed to restore your smile, improve your chewing ability, and support your facial muscles to maintain a natural appearance. At Kennett Road Dental Practice, we specialise in crafting custom complete dentures that are tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

The Full Denture Process

The process of getting full dentures starts with your dentist conducting a dental examination to assess your oral health, discuss your treatment options, and determine if full dentures are the right choice for you. If you have any remaining damaged teeth, they may need to be extracted before proceeding with dentures.

Next, your dentist will take precise impressions and measurements of your mouth to create a custom-fitted denture, ensuring that your dentures will be comfortable, stable, and functional.

The impressions of your mouth are then sent to a specialised dental laboratory, where skilled technicians craft your full dentures. The denture base is made from gum-coloured acrylic, and the artificial teeth are carefully positioned to mimic a natural, attractive smile.

Once your dentures are ready, you'll return to the dental practice for a fitting, where your dentist will check the fit, comfort, and appearance of your dentures, making any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal results.

Adjusting to Full Dentures

It's normal to experience some discomfort and adjustments when you first start wearing full dentures.
Common issues include:

  • Increased saliva flow
  • Slight irritation or soreness
  • Difficulty eating certain foods
  • Feeling that your tongue doesn't have enough room
  • Difficulty adapting to dentures- they will never feel the same as healthy natural teeth

These issues are usually temporary and subside as you get used to your new dentures. Most people adapt to their full-mouth dentures within a few weeks, and your dentist will provide guidance on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Caring for Your Full Dentures

Proper care and maintenance are crucial for the longevity and performance of your full dentures.
Some essential care tips include:

  • Brush your dentures after each meal to remove food particles and plaque
  • Use a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner
  • Handle your dentures carefully to avoid dropping or damaging them
  • Soak your dentures overnight in a denture-soaking solution to keep them moist and clean
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and any remaining natural teeth twice daily to maintain oral health

Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings With proper care, your full dentures can last several years before needing replacement- usually 7 to 10 years.

Restore Your Smile with Full Dentures in Oxford

If you're struggling with extensive tooth loss, full dentures can be a life-changing solution. At Kennett Road Dental Practice, we're dedicated to providing top-quality, natural-looking complete dentures that restore your smile, your confidence, and your quality of life.

Our experienced dental team uses the latest techniques and materials to craft full-mouth dentures that are comfortable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. We also partner with some of Oxford’s best dental labs, namely S Dental Ceramics and P&G Dental Laboratory Prosthetics.

Don't let missing teeth hold you back any longer. Contact us today to schedule your full denture consultation and take the first step toward a more confident smile!

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