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  • Writer's pictureErin Reilly

Putting a smile on your dial for almost 35 years

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

We’re all born with them and hopefully they’ll stay with us for most, if not all, of our lives. But what can we do if our pearly whites make an early exit?

People who have lost their teeth or had them extracted due to disease or injury may consider getting dentures to restore their smile.

Dentures are artificial teeth that are designed to look, feel and perform like the real thing. If you’ve been thinking about getting dentures but don’t know what to expect, fear not. The Denture Man is here to settle any nerves and give you a good, clear understanding of what happens when you’re in the market for new teeth.

Denture 101

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding tissues.

They’re custom-made in a dental laboratory, based on an impression of your mouth. Complete dentures are used when all your teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

What’s the process?

Firstly, the dentist may have to extract some teeth to make your new dentures fit. The dentist will explain what to expect and how to care for your mouth after the extraction. Next, the clinical dental technician takes an impression of your mouth to make a model for your new dentures. The dental technician will also help you select the shape and color of your new teeth.

They’ll use wax blocks to check the biting action and make any necessary adjustments, then present a wax model of the dentures so you can see how they’ll look and feel. You can request any changes before the final denture is made. Finally, the technician will fit your final denture and teach you how to care for it.

What happens afterwards?

It’s common for dentures to feel strange or loose at first. Don’t worry; this is normal, and your mouth, tongue and facial muscles will get used to them.

You may develop some sore spots or irritation on the gums, but this is easily fixed. You may also need some practice with eating and speaking. Take it slowly, and you’ll soon feel comfortable with them.

Where do I start?

The Denture Man is your local expert in all things dentures – it’s right there in the name!

Roger Oliver, founder of The Denture Man (and The Denture Man himself) has created and fitted dentures for almost 35 years.

Whether you’re looking for full dentures, partial dentures, repairs, modifications, or custom sports mouth

guards, The Denture Man team is proud to provide trustworthy quality denture service every time.


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