The most common questions that we met would be:
What sorts of material are
used in dentures?
Most dentures are made with acrylic,
metal as a denture base, and set up with acrylic or
porcelain teeth in specially selected sizes and customized
to fit individual’s facial features.
How long it can last?
Most of patients think that dentures
can last forever, however dentures do have a limited
lifespan. Once teeth are extracted gums continuously
change in size and shape. No matter how well a denture
is fitted initially these changes often lead to soreness
and discomfort overtime. Therefore, a denture should
be reviewed regularly for remodeling/ relining or replacement.
How should I care for my
Dentures should be brushed clean
and placed in a jar of water when you are not required
to wear it. We do not recommend patients to wear their
dentures when they sleep unless they have been instructed
by a dentist or a doctor.
Should I use metal partial
denture or acrylic partial denture?
Both of these two types of dentures
have their advantages and disadvantages. The type of
dentures suited to your particular requirements can be
assessed in a consultation with your dental prosthetist.
How can I clean my denture?
We recommend denture wearers to
brush their denture after each meal to remove any food
residues along the surface the surrounding areas. A
denture solution to prevent the build up of tartar
deposits is also recommended. Using a hard bristle
brush to clean your denture is not recommended, as
it may distort the surface and mould of the denture.
Patients should not use bleach to clean their dentures;
it causes discoloring and damages the quality of your
denture. If the denture has built up a thick layer
of tartar, ask for advice from your dental prosthetist.
How long it takes to make
a set of new denture?
This will depend on the patient’s
condition and other requirements. Where an urgent one
is required, a denture can generally be made within