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FAQs about false teeth in Wellington

What is the procedure for getting new dentures?

The best way to start is to visit a registered clinical dental technician who will determine if false teeth are the best option for you. A dental clinician will also determine if there are other treatment options available for your case.

What are the types of dentures available?

If you are looking for false teeth in Wellington, there are two options, depending on your specific needs and requirements. There are complete dentures which replace all the teeth, and they rest on the gums. They are safely secured in position by attaching them to dental implants.

The second option is the partial dentures that replace some of the teeth. They cover the gums and bones where teeth are missing by attaching to the present teeth. Partial dentures may also be stabilised using dental implants.

How long will it take for my dentures to feel comfortable?

Dentures can feel quite uncomfortable for the first few weeks. We recommend that you avoid hard foods and eat smaller pieces of soft food. Patience is required in getting used to the dentures.

Should I always remove my dentures before sleeping?

Removing your dentures before sleeping gives your gums some breathing space. Failure to remove them also encourages the growth of bacteria in the spaces between the gums and the false teeth. Eventually you gums can become damaged and painful. You should soak your dentures overnight to prevent the growth of bacteria.

What is the average cost of false teeth repair in Wellington?

The fees charged for false teeth implant and repair vary depending on many factors like the complexity of the treatment required and the time it will take to complete the repairs. The best way to find out how much it will cost you is to call Steve Russell at Petone Dental Clinic and discuss your specific needs.

How should dentures be cleaned?

To keep bacteria away and for proper maintenance of dentures, it is recommendable to wash them in soapy water. Avoid using toothpaste because it is more abrasive than soap. You should clean your dentures as regularly as possible to avoid the buildup of plaque. Remember to:

  • Soak them once a week for 10 minutes in a specifically-made denture cleaner to sterilise them. Remove and brush them and then soak overnight in water.
  • If the dentures have developed stains that you cannot get rid of, simply return them to us for false teeth repair in Wellington.

Steve Russell

Clinical Dental Technician

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