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Get Dentures In An Hour

Get Dentures In An Hour

A growing number of dental patients want to get dentures in one day. They want to cut out those repeat appointments, saving their valuable time.

Now, they not only have the same day option available, but they can complete the procedure in around sixty minutes, and they stand to save money too.

It’s clear that cutting out multiple visits to get new false teeth will save money. It also saves valuable time for both the patient and the dental practitioner.

Get Dentures In An Hour

When the ability to get your dentures the same day was introduced, some patients were concerned that the fit couldn’t be as good.

However, modern technology allows for greater efficiency regarding the taking of dental impressions. Therefore, false teeth fit well, and look great.

If you require a partial denture, color matching could be a major concern. Getting your partial the same day still allows for the shade that matches your natural teeth best to be selected. Again, nothing is sacrificed by choosing to get your dentures quicker.

Denture wearers overwhelmingly agree that the main priorities for false teeth are:

  • Fit
  • Comfort
  • Appearance
  • Cost

The Larell One Step Denture System was developed by Lawrence N Wallace DDS.

This unique method can actually lead to you getting new dentures in as little as an hour.

It is being used in a growing number of dental offices, remote dental missions, under-served communities, and Mission of Mercy events. Indeed, a recent MOM Arizona two day free dental event, saw them offer and produce in excess of one hundred and fifty dentures.

Most denture problems relate to how well they fit. Ill fitting teeth will cause pain and discomfort.

The same day dentures procedure, which goes from start to finish in one sitting, cuts out the original methods of sending moulds off to dental labs, then sent back again for adjustments, etc. The patient receives dentures that fit properly before they have even left the dental clinic, and it’s cost them less too. Now, that’s something to smile about.

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Denture World

Smile With Confidence At Denture World

Whether you want bespoke dentures, repairs, or relines, Clinical Dental Technician Andrew Dougan at Denture World can cater for your needs.

There was a time when denture wearers would rely on their dentist to take dental impressions, who would then order the false teeth from a technician. Now, a patient can deal direct with Andrew and receive a personal service. You’ll be able to discuss your requirements directly and have the reassurance that any minor adjustments can be made to provide comfortable fitting dentures.

Using the latest types of teeth and materials, you’ll have a brand new smile with your new dentures.

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By booking a free consultation with Andrew, you’ll be able to discuss your exact requirements, and have the new teeth you’ve been waiting for at a competitive price.

Cosmetic dentures can be made on site, and with no deposit, you’ll simply pay on completion.

Emergency denture repairs can be done in around 45 minutes.

Dedicated to dentures since 1989, Andrew is a highly qualified and experienced technician who will handle all your denture needs with confidence.

Whether you require full or partial dentures, you’ll be reassured to know that all new teeth come with a guarantee.

Denture World is open from Monday to Saturday, and there is free parking.

Contact details for Andrew Dougan, Denture World:

www.denture-world.co.uk

email: info@denture-world.co.uk

phone: 01628 521003 or 07970 058506

Find Your Lost Dentures

Find Your Lost Dentures

Losing dentures is a very common problem among the elderly, especially when those seniors are suffering from some type of dementia.

Apparently, in the near future we might have the ability to find lost dentures using a phone app.

A tiny antenna could be fitted into the false teeth, and when the teeth are missing, a special tool would be able to pick up a signal and locate the missing teeth.

For many denture wearers this idea seem irrelevant, but anyone who has experience with sufferers of memory loss or dementia will tell you it can be a common and costly problem.

Find Your Lost DenturesWith the cost of dentures running into thousands of dollars, making sure they aren’t permanently lost could save a fortune.

Care home workers often recount the strange places that elderly residents place their teeth. In food cupboards, wrapped inside clothing, and in the refrigerator are just a few of the hiding places.

Of course the other problem is that once the false teeth are lost, the patient is unable to eat properly and this could lead to them becoming malnourished. Then, there’s the problem of missing teeth drying out when you can’t find them for a while.

The process of getting new dentures can be too stressful and confusing for dementia sufferers, so any tool that could quickly help find their missing teeth could only be  good thing.

Even younger denture wearers have been known to lose their false teeth after a late night party or too much alcohol. A big dental bill is a hefty price to pay for an evening out. Even a partial denture can break the bank, when finances are tight.

There are options, when you lose your false teeth. However, apart from going without any teeth, all your options will incur a cost. You could get replacement dentures, or make your own teeth, but wouldn’t it be nice to pick up your ohone and locate your teeth instead.

Soon, there may be an option that will save you the frustration of searching for missing teeth, and locate them with a phone app, making lost dentures a thing of the past.

Don’t Let Your Dentures Dry Out

Don’t Let Your Dentures Dry Out

You might have read a lot of information about caring for dentures, and you are usually told not to let your dentures dry out. However, most times there is no explanation of why you should keep them moist.

Why Keep Dentures Moist?

The primary reason for keeping dentures moist, is because when they are not in some type of liquid, the acrylic denture will dry out and possibly change shape.

If your teeth change shape they may no longer fit properly. This might lead to ulcers and painful denture sores.

Your false teeth could also become more brittle, and this makes them more fragile and prone to breakage. Of course, should the worst happen and the dentures break, they can sometimes be repaired. However, continuous warping could lead to the need for new false teeth.

Although some people use denture cleaning tablets every night, others choose not to use such products. If you are one of those people who do not like using commercial cleaning solutions to soak your teeth overnight, you can simply use water.

Don’t Let Your Dentures Dry OutAlso, some types of dentures should not be cleaned with certain products. For example, metal dentures can react to the ingredients of some denture cleaners.

Never use boiling water on your teeth as this could permanently damage them or cause them to break. Cold or lukewarm water is fine to soak dentures.

The important thing is to keep false teeth moist, by whatever means you like. Even storing them in a damp cloth in a plastic bag is better than leaving them to dry out in the open air.

Before you put your teeth back in your mouth, ensure that the dentures are clean. Bacteria on the false teeth will transfer to your mouth, resulting in bad breath and possible bacterial infections.

Some medical conditions can lead to having a dry mouth, and as saliva helps hold teeth in place, having a dry mouth can lead them to feel loose. However, although having a dry mouth may be a health issue, it does not lead to the same issues as leaving dentures to dry out.

Most dental experts will advise removing dentures at night, and it is at these times that storing them correctly is most important, because they could be out of your mouth for at least 8 hours.

Soaking your false teeth may seem quite a chore, but letting dentures dry out could be a costly alternative if it leads to you needing new teeth.

Can You Get A Partial Denture For Back Teeth?

Can You Get A Partial Denture For Back Teeth?

Many people are lucky to have healthy front teeth, and therefore a common question is whether you can get a partial denture for your back teeth only.

The answer to that question is most definitely yes, just as you can get a partial denture for front teeth only.

There are a number of options available, depending on how many teeth are affected, and the type of budget you have to spend. You might choose a traditional partial plate, a dental bridge, or another option.

A partial denture will often need something to help it stay in place, whether that be clasps which fit around a natural tooth or crown, or pins when a partial permanent dental implant is required.

Can You Get A Partial Denture For Back Teeth?Sometimes the remaining teeth are positioned in such a way that clasps are not required, and this is especially true when there is only one or a few false teeth on the denture.

Patients often opt for the lightweight metal partial, whilst others prefer the acrylic option.

When a partial denture for front teeth is required, other natural teeth such as molars can be used to hold the denture in place.

You can get an upper or lower partial denture, although many dental patients say that they have less trouble adjusting to wearing an upper than a lower. However, this is often the case will a full plate too.

Various charities will sometimes provide free partial dentures for the front teeth, because missing front teeth cause more eating problems.

Missing front teeth are more noticeable, and this often leads to a patient avoiding opening their mouth in public. However, missing back teeth can be just as much of an issue to a patient.

Unfortunately, in many cases it is the rear teeth which are prone to decay, due to a variety of factors.

The back teeth can often get neglected during teeth cleaning, leaving debris and tartar to build up which promotes decay. Some people find it more tricky to get to their molars cleaned sufficiently, but have less trouble cleaning front teeth.

There are a number of options available regarding a partial denture for back teeth, and your dentist can discuss the best solution for you.

The Process Of Getting Dentures

The Process Of Getting Dentures

Sooner or later in life, the process of getting dentures will become very relevant  indeed to most people.

Unless you are very lucky or took great care of your teeth, you are likely to need some type of false teeth, whether that be a dental implant or a full set of upper and lower dentures.

The Process Of Getting DenturesAs there are many types of dentures, the process will depend very much on the type you are choosing.

Your dental treatment could take place over a number of months, and include extractions etc., or in some cases you may be able to opt for same day treatment and have everything completed in one day. In some cases, you can even opt to get dentures in an hour.

The traditional process would usually involve:

  • Extractions – if necessary
  • Choosing color and type of dentures
  • Dental Impressions
  • Trial Fitting – final adjustments can be made
  • Final fitting

Several steps may take place during the same appointment. For instance, once it has been decided what type of false teeth you want, then the color of those teeth could be discussed.

Most dentists would recommend leaving a gap between the extractions and getting new false teeth. This is to allow the gums to heal, and also to allow for changes in the shape of the gum after healing has finished.

However, many people do not wish to wait, especially if the extracted teeth leave visible gaps, such as where front teeth have been removed.

If you have chosen to get your dentures using the same day option, then all steps of the process will take place during that day. In other words, instead of the usual series of short appointments, you will probably attend a dental clinic for several hours while your new false teeth are being made.

Some dentists use modern digital technology for taking dental impressions, whereas other prefer to rely on the traditional method.

Of course, the process of getting new dentures may also vary according to your own dental expert’s way of doing things, but generally speaking things should follow a similar pattern.

It may take a while to get used to your new false teeth, whether you waited for months or got them in one day. You may experience a few issues, or have no problems at all.

Your dental clinic will probably advise on aftercare, but always ask your dentist about any concerns you might have. Remember, they will have dealt with the denture process many times, and they should be happy to address any concern at all.

Need New Dentures?

Need New Dentures?

With one in four adults having untreated decaying teeth, it’s been noted that finances play a major factor in them not seeking dental treatment.

This is even more apparent in cases where patients will have to have teeth extracted  because of the decay, and they need new dentures to replace those missing teeth.

With costs running into hundreds or thousands of dollars, new teeth are often simply unaffordable.

There is a growing trend for dental clinics to give back to their local community, through providing free dental treatment to those who cannot afford it.

For some time, larger organizations have donated their time and dental services free of charge, but now even the small clinics are doing what they can to help.

Need New Dentures?

In one case, a man who had been wearing the same false teeth for over fifty years received a new set of free dentures. The man had suffered from a variety of health problems, and unable to work he was also unable to afford to get new teeth.

He had become accustomed to the many problems that come with old badly fitting dentures. False teeth need replacing at some point, although many people put up with problems for years.

Another patient had been forced to perform diy denture repairs due to financial restrictions, but thanks to the generosity of the dentist that patient would also receive new false teeth.

Many types of free services may be offered by a dental surgery, but with the cost of dentures running into thousands of dollars it is among the most requested. The problem is that the cost involved limit the type and amount of false teeth offered.

The other most common procedure is tooth extraction, as uninsured and low income households cannot afford to visit a dentist for checkups and routine cleanings. Therefore, tooth decay is almost inevitable, as is the accompanying pain of toothache.

Of course, makeover shows will provide any amount of free dental implants, crowns, etc., but charitable organizations are helping thousands of people at each event, hence their restrictions.

Although there are various schemes from time to time, such as free dentures for seniors or veterans, there does seem to be a lack of help towards dentures. It’s really left to the individual to search for false teeth, and investigate the option to pay by installments.

Is An Implant Retained Overdenture For You?

Is An Implant Retained Overdenture For You?

It is also often known as an implant supported overdenture, and it’s a popular choice for false teeth wearers.

What Is An Overdenture?

An overdenture is a type of denture that is held in place by a variety of methods. The type of method used may depend on how many false teeth are involved, along with other relevant factors. They can be used to replace missing upper teeth, as well as missing lower teeth.
Is An Implant Retained Overdenture For You?

Ball Attachment Denture

The ball attachment overdenture (often known as a stud attachment or ball retained) is an overdenture that is held in place via ball shaped implants. This method is often used for the lower jaw.

The implants are fixed permanently into the jawbone, and the denture is designed with sockets which are positioned precisely to clip onto the balls.

Tooth Supported Denture

As it’s described, the tooth supported overdenture requires two or more natural teeth to hold the false teeth in place. A root canal procedure is used and attachments are cemented in. These attachments will be used to hold the false teeth in place.

Bar Attachment Denture

The bar attachment overdenture (also known as bar retained or bar connected) uses a similar procedure to the ball retained denture. However, in addition, a metal bar is then secured to implants. The overdenture is fitted with some type of clips, which can then attach the false teeth securely to the bar.

This design may offer greater stability than the teeth secured via studs, as the false teeth are supported by the long bar which follows the contour of the jawline.

In most cases, implant supported dentures can be removed for cleaning, as desired.

They are often also described as permanent dentures, because they are designed to stay in place. This differs from ordinary false teeth, which may require fixatives and adhesives that needs to removed and replaced daily.

Implant overdenture cost will vary, depending on which type of procedure takes place, along with other factors. It is likely to cost in excess of $6,000, although there are way to cuts cost, such as travelling abroad for dental treatment.

Not only do these false teeth offer an alternative to the daily use of adhesives, but an implant supported option is an ideal denture for sporty people.

So, if you want an alternative to removable false teeth, then you may find that getting overdentures is the right decision for you.

Visiting A One Day Denture Clinic

Visiting A One Day Denture Clinic

Many people are choosing to get their dental work all done together, and they often do this by visiting a one day denture clinic.

Men and women may need to have teeth extracted due to gum disease, problems with dental crowns, or an accident where the teeth cannot be saved.

Whenever teeth need to be extracted, most patients will choose some type of dentures. When they don’t wish to wait, and want to have extractions and false teeth in the same day, they will either visit a dentist who does this treatment or visit a one day dentures clinic.

Whether you need to have a couple of teeth extracted or all of your teeth removed, you may have the option to have treatment in one day.

Visiting A One Day Denture ClinicAs well as conventional removable dentures you can also have other types fitted. You may require permanent or denture implants, especially if you still retain existing teeth and only want some of them replaced.

When dentists first started completing all treatment within a day, there were limited numbers offering the service. Now, many more offer the service and prices remain competitive.

The Cost Of A One Day Denture Clinic

The cost of the treatment should be pretty close to getting conventional treatment, because you save on multiple dental appointments.

The cost of dentures and dental crowns etc., will vary according to whereabouts you live. There can also be a difference relating to the quality of the product, i.e. choosing plastic false teeth will be cheaper than choosing flexible dentures. Tooth implants cost is likely to work out more expensive than getting a set of basic discount dentures.

If you need an upper and lower denture you may opt for traditional false teeth, as implanted dentures are probably going to require more time and money.

Full mouth restoration can take a lot of time, and you may require more sedation than if you were only having a few teeth extracted. However, everyone is different, and in many cases patients are willing to have numerous teeth removed and a denture fitted immediately after.

When you don’t want to wait for several weeks to complete your treatment, visiting this type of clinic for partial dentures or a full set of false teeth will get the entire process completed the same day.

Should You Remove Dentures At Night?

Should You Remove Dentures At Night?

Most dentists will offer advice about looking after false teeth, and will usually advise removing dentures at night.

There have been many studies which have shown that leaving your false teeth in can allow bacteria to build up over night. The area beneath the dentures can become inflamed, as the bacteria continue to grow in the warm and moist environment.

Growth of the bacteria in the mouth can lead to many oral problems will cause a great deal of discomfort.

Should You Remove Dentures At Night?Problems such as oral thrush and mouth sores are often a problem with denture wearers. However, problems often seem to increase among people who do not remove dentures at night.

Another problem when you leave teeth in overnight may be dental stomatitis.

These problems don’t exist for those who have a fixed dental bridge, some types of denture implants, and crowns, as these false teeth don’t involve the use of a palate. All of these are designed to remain permanently, whereas the traditional palate is designed to remove.

Even with scrupulous cleaning and with the use of denture fixative for a close fit, debris can slip into the area beneath the false teeth. If this debris is not removed it will decay and result in oral problems.

Avoiding Denture Removal

People have different reasons for wanting to keep their teeth in at night. They may not want their partner to see them without teeth. They may not like the feeling they have when they remove them, or they may not like the fact they sound different when they talk without teeth.

If it really bothers you then you may look at alternatives, such as a fixed bridge.

If you are self conscious about taking your teeth out, and you insist on sleeping in dentures, then you could try to minimize the problem with a few simple measures.

You could remove your false teeth before you go to bed, thoroughly clean them and your mouth, and replace them. Although this will not be the same as leaving them out overnight, you will be removing the bacteria that would otherwise remain between your dentures and your gums/roof of mouth.