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    Put Your Best Smile Forward

    12:00AM, 20 March, 2018

    Losing natural teeth is unavoidable whether from gum diseases tooth decay or injury. It may cause facial muscles to sag, uncomfortable to eat and to speak. You may look older too. Some would experience socially uncomfortable while meeting and communicate with others.

    By replacing the missing teeth, it will certainly benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to do mouth functions than you could without teeth. Furthermore, dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.

    When it is prescribed a complete dentures will be fitted if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed. The dentures are usually fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won’t ever be without teeth. The denture fits snugly over your gums and jawbone. Occasionally however, your gums may need to heal for several months before dentures can be fitted.

    A dentist usually will take measurement and impressions (moulds) of your mouth then order your full or partial dentures from a dental technician. Then trial dentures will be created from the impressions that are taken of your mouth. The dentist will try this in your mouth to assess the fit and for you to assess the appearance. The colour and shape may be adjusted before the final denture is produced.

    Once you get the new dentures. It may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them .The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of you cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. It is not unusual to experience minor irritation or soreness. You may find that saliva flow temporarily increases.

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