When dentures are mentioned, often connotations of discomfort, and irritation emerge. With flexible dentures, they are moulded to the shape of your mouth to perfectly fit the area, therefore giving you comfort and peace of mind throughout the day. If you have experienced tooth loss, then flexible dentures could be the solution for you. In the care of our specialist team, we can form dentures that’ll enhance the overall appearance of your mouth.
What are flexible dentures?
Flexible dentures provide a solution to lost teeth which doesn’t require denture adhesive or awkward metal clasps. Not only this, but flexible dentures use a translucent material allowing the gums to show through. This provides a more natural appearance than regular dentures.
Where there is limited bone for implants to be fitted, dentures provide a straightforward solution. Where facial sagging occurs from tooth extraction, flexible dentures can improve the appearance whilst maintaining oral health.
Unlike regular dentures, flexible dentures eradicate the irritation caused by rubbing against gums. Traditional dentures consist of a harder material which can result in blistering and sores along the gum line.
Commonly Asked Questions
Benefits of Flexible Dentures
Flexible dentures provide a closer, more comfortable fit than regular dentures. When your mouth doesn’t accommodate a partial plastic denture, a flexible denture can offer an alternative solution. New developments have resulted in dentures which mould to the intricate shape of your mouth creating greater stability. The flexible nature of the dentures removes the need for metal clasps and adhesive which can be problematic for some users.
Are you suitable for flexible dentures?
If you currently suffer from irritation from your dentures, a flexible alternative could eradicate any pain. More so if denture appearance leaves you feeling self-conscious, the invisible nature of dentures could greatly improve your quality of life.
How do I care for my dentures?
Soaking your dentures over-night will prevent them from drying up. Using a denture soaking solution or even cold water will suffice. Never soak your dentures in hot water as this can disfigure the shape and cause for discomfort during use.
You still need to take care of your mouth when wearing dentures. By brushing any remaining teeth and flossing before inserting your dentures, you can aim to keep the mouth as healthy as possible.
Our patients with generally high standards of oral health have experienced great longevity of their dentures. If cared for as advised your dentures could last for over a decade without the need for alteration.
How much will my flexible dentures cost?
Costs of flexible dentures will vary from patient to patient. With your particular requirements of denture specifying the material cost. We work closely to ensure the denture is the ultimate pairing to your mouth shape, providing ultimate comfort and retention.
A benefit of flexible dentures is the vastly lower cost compared to other solutions. Dental implants and bridges can often inflict heavy price tags, where dentures can greatly reduce monetary outlay.
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