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New Dentures in Victoria, BC

Precision Equilibrated Complete and Partial Dentures

NEW DENTURE INSTRUCTIONS

Adjusting to a new denture may take several days, weeks, or in rare cases, months. Adjustment time depends on the severity of changes made to correct the years of bone loss and denture wear. Should you encounter any problems with your new denture, please refer to these instructions.

SPEECH DIFFICULTIES

You may find yourself lisping, whistling, or generally having speech difficulties. In time, as you adapt to the new dentures, your speech will return to normal. You can shorten the adjustment period by reading aloud; repeating the difficult words over and over again until you master them.

NAUSEA AND EXCESSIVE SALIVA

New dentures may cause your mouth to produce excessive saliva that can, in turn, cause nausea. Keep a small (sugarless) candy in your mouth; this will make you swallow more often and help the saliva flow to return to normal amounts. You may gag a bit on the denture(s) at first, however, the only way to alleviate this reaction is to keep the denture in your mouth until the reflex ceases. Sipping water may also help to control gagging.

EATING

Perhaps the biggest challenge you will face with your new dentures is (re) learning how to eat. New eating skills must be developed because the position, size, and shape of your dentures are at least slightly different than your previous denture or natural teeth. Start by eating soft foods, then as you get accustomed to your dentures, return to your usual diet. Stay away from bulky, sticky, or hard foods and cut food into smaller portions. Try to chew on both the left and right sides of the back teeth at the same time to help balance the denture. Only use the front teeth for biting things off, not for chewing.

NIGHT TIME

Dentures can restrict blood flow to the gums due to their form, fit and the pressure of biting. Reduced blood flow is one of the causes in accelerated bone loss. Less bone = less fit!

Taking your dentures out at night

Your gums and natural teeth will remain healthier if you remove your dentures while you are sleeping. Taking your dentures out at night allows your ridges to have a break from the compression of constant denture wearing and improves circulation to your gums. If you have no natural teeth, brush your gums and tongue daily with a very soft toothbrush to keep them clean and healthy. It is best to do this before going to bed in the evening. When your dentures are out of your mouth, make sure to keep them in water.

” |I don’t want to take my dentures out at night!

If you choose to leave your dentures in at night or your dental professional has instructed you to leave them in, then follow this regime
 Remove your dentures at least 2x per day (the best time is when cleaning your dentures). Have a soft bristled toothbrush for brushing your gums and tongue. Brush them gently for 1 minute. This action will bring vital blood to the surface of the tissue, thus removing waste products and bringing nutrients to the cells.

DENTURE ‘TIPS’

Make sure to wear dentures on in matched sets. Upper and lower dentures from different pairs are not interchangeable. If you have a partial denture, place the denture in your mouth using your fingers – do not ‘bite’ them into place. Switching back and forth from the new set to old dentures will hinder proper adaptation and adjustment to the new dentures. Keep one set of old dentures as your ’emergency’ dentures. These can be stored in an airtight container. Before storing, be sure to disinfect the dentures in a solution of bleach (1 tbsp) and water (4 cups) for about 1/2 hour or straight mouthwash for 1/2 hour. Be sure that they are dry before storing.

CLEANING

 Brush your dentures after every meal and soak them at least once a week in a commercial denture cleaner. If you have a partial denture, remove it and brush your natural teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Do not use regular toothpaste on a full or partial denture as it will scratch the finish off the denture and damage it. Use products specifically designed to clean dentures.

 Do not soak your dentures in boiling hot water as it can warp the plastic. Do not soak your dentures in bleach; it is especially harmful to the metal in dentures and to soft liners.
If you get a buildup of a hard mineral-like deposit (it may appear whitish, yeller, or stained brown) that you can’t seem to get off of your dentures, soak them overnight in regular household vinegar. The vinegar is a weak acid that will soften the buildup without harming the denture. In the morning, brush off as much buildup as you can, and, if necessary, repeat several nights in a row until the buildup is gone.

Remember, a denture is a prosthesis just like an artificial limb or eye and cannot be expected to function in the same manner as natural teeth. As we age, our bone ridges continue to shrink so every successive denture has less and less to hold onto.

New dentures take time to settle in, so please be patient and give yourself time to adjust. As your dentures settle, you may find a sore spot or two. Please do not try to adjust your dentures yourself. If you are too uncomfortable, please remove your dentures until you are able to come in for an adjustment. If you have discomfort or questions, please do not hesitate to call the Westshore Denture Clinic at 250-478-2114 to book an appointment.

Denturist in Victoria, BC

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Precision Dentures in Victoria, BC

If you are on a quest to find the precision dentures Victoria, BC has to offer then we have a few tips for you. First, you will want to find a dentures provider who has a good online rating in Google Business and Better Business Bureau. Next, you might want to look at examples of the precision dentures and evaluate them. Finally, you might want to make sure that the best dentures services are affordable. Westshore Denture Clinic offers dentures to residents of Victoria, BC and has free consultations to answer any questions that you might have. All Canadian insurance plans are accepted.

If you are on the quest for precision dentures in Victoria, BC and you’ve been thinking about new dentures and are looking for a place to have them made, consider a denture clinic that uses the best technology available today.

Westshore Denture Clinic provides their clients with new state-of-the-art Ivocap technology so they can have the most comfortable-fitting and best functioning dentures available. Ivocap is simply a better denture, which is what clients are looking for today. These are not cheap materials, and the cost to produce them is much higher than other options. But, your comfort and chewing function is more important than profits.

Free Denture Consultation

Did you know that you can have a free consultation? Many visitors are surprised when they hear about the range of options that are available to them. It’s usually very exciting when clients hear about the Ivoclar Vivadent Removable Denture system for the first time. This product is brought to you by the company that boasts over a century of expertise as precision denture technologists and is able to provide you great-looking options and personalized choices that really fit a range of lifestyles. Depending on your needs, your dental team will talk with your about the options and help you select the right line for your needs.

Whichever line you choose, you can rest assured that the entire Ivoclar Vivadent tooth system is designed to provide you with a true-to-nature smile that is based on your individual facial characteristics and personality, along with your personal preferences. We think you’re going to love the results! Using the exclusive new tool called the FormSelector, your clinician will determine your esthetic and functional denture needs. Ivoclar Vivadent teeth are made from either extremely durable acrylic resin or ultra-premium Nano hybrid composite, so your dentures will not only look great, they will also function beautifully for many years to come.

Premium Denture Teeth by Ivoclar Vivadent

The advanced layering techniques make Ivoclar Vivadent teeth look amazingly lifelike, replicating the depth and beauty of natural teeth. Clients love that they are made by the same company that crafts the state-of-the-art dental products that are used in TV’s most amazing makeovers.

For immediate dentures, full dentures, repairs and adjustments and more, you’ll find the precision dentures in Victoria, BC are Ivoclar Vivadent. Our Denturist even works with dental surgeons that surgically place dental implants that are a titanium version of your tooth roots. A dental implant can provide you with a stable foundation to retain or support a denture. Implants can preserve the bone by providing stimulation that was previously provided by your natural tooth root system. This helps maintain the integrity of your bone. Implant retained dentures are more stable and function better than traditional dentures. Research suggests that a functional improvement of 50% or more can be achieved by securing the lower denture with implants or lower suction denture techniques.

For more information on any of the available options, contact Westshore Denture Clinic to learn about the precision dentures in Victoria, BC. You don’t need a referral to call or come in, and you can request a free consultation just by calling 250-478-2114.

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