Frequently Asked Questions About Your Dentures

Modern dentistry tries to save your natural teeth when possible, but dentures provide a good solution when this is not possible. Dental & Dentures of Manchester will custom fit you with replacements that are comfortable and attractive. They will resemble natural teeth at their best.
Missing your natural teeth can affect your bite and your appearance. Dentures restore your smile and allow you to eat naturally once you have adjusted to them.
When you purchase dentures, you are making an investment in your future, as they afford you a sense of freedom, confidence, and comfort you might lack if you have natural teeth that are missing or decayed. At Dental & Dentures of Manchester, we offer you low everyday prices on a selection of denture models. We will explain the differences and send you away smiling at the quality and great price. Before you select your dentures, will give you a detailed estimate so you’ll know exactly what you are getting.
On average, dentures last between 5 and 7 years. Their lifespan depends on a couple of factors. First, like natural teeth, dentures can be stained from eating and smoking and wear down from usage. Over time, they may not fit as well because of changes in your mouth and bone structure.

Your dentist can make minor adjustments when you need them. It’s a good idea to see your dentist annually for a denture checkup. Of course, if your dentures start to bother you, you should make an appointment to see your dentist at the first sign of irritation.
Dentures are not an "off-the-shelf" item. When we make dentures for you at Dental & Dentures of Manchester, we custom craft them to suit you for the best appearance and feel. Part of the process includes a "try-in" where we position the teeth in wax to give you and the dentist a good idea of how the teeth will look. At this point, you can discuss appearance so that we can make any adjustments.

Once you get your dentures and are used to them, you will find that they have no adverse effects on how you speak, but will have a dramatic and positive impact on how you look. You will have a smile you will be proud of. Plus, if you are like many of our patients who get dentures, you’ll find that your new teeth soften pronounced facial lines to give you a more youthful look.
When you first get dentures, you may experience a "breaking-in" period as you adapt to eating with dentures. With a little time and patience, you will adjust so that you can enjoy eating again with your new teeth. If you have any problems, we will share with you the best ways to adapt to biting and chewing with your new dentures.
When you first get dentures, it may feel strange to have something that is always in your mouth. Your dentures may seem too big and your mouth may seem to produce too much saliva. Usually after about a week, your facial muscles and oral tissues adapt so that the dentures feel more natural in your mouth.
Keeping your dentures clean is important to remove bacteria and stains from them, so cleaning them after every meal is a great idea. We suggest cleaning them over a towel or soft cloth so that you don’t break them if they slip out of your hand. To clean them, gently hold them between your thumb and fingers and use lukewarm water and a denture brush and denture cleaner (or soap) to remove germs and food particles.
Many people find that there are minor differences in their speech when they first get dentures, but this clears up as soon as they are used to having dentures in their mouth. Reading out loud is helpful for getting your speech back to normal.
Some dentists suggest that you should take your dentures out at night to give your gums and other tissues in your mouth the chance to rest. Every case is different, however, so your dentist at Dental & Dentures of Manchester will suggest what’s right for you and advise you how to take care of your dentures when they are not in your mouth.
Liners can make your dentures fit better and feel more comfortable, but beware of store-bought liners, which can damage your dentures and your mouth. With our on-site dental lab, we can realign your dentures while you wait at Dental & Dentures of Manchester. With our WorryFree dentures, relines are even free for you.
The professionals at Dental & Dentures of Manchester can offer you the best solutions for replacing missing teeth that modern dentistry offers. When you come in looking for a solution for missing teeth, we discuss all the alternatives with you. For most patients, dentures are an economical solution that look and feel great at a reasonable price.