Have you just been to your dentist and found out that you need dentures? It can be a difficult time for most people filled with questions and worry. You might be wondering how dentures feel like and how it might affect your lifestyle.
The following are answers to a few common questions when it comes to getting dental plates for adults. Only then can you approach the treatment with any amount of confidence.
What is the difference between plates and braces?
Some people may insist on getting braces instead of dentures not realising that they are two entirely different treatments. Braces are meant to correctly align teeth and need to be worn for about a year or so. Dentures replace missing teeth and can last up to 10 years before replacement.
What is the cost of orthodontic plates (dentures)?
Obtaining dental plates for missing teeth can cost around $2500 to $4100 depending on the type of dental plates (conventional dentures or immediate dentures). The latter includes the cost of consultation and adjustments.
What does it feel like and how will it affect your lifestyle?
You can expect some discomfort during the first few days following the procedure. It will take time for you to get used to your new dentures and you may find that you may initially have trouble speaking or pronouncing certain syllables. Also, the plates may sometimes slip out of your mouth while eating.
Over time, the dentures will start to feel more natural such that you may even forget that you are wearing them. It may take weeks or several months, but ultimately, dental plates give you a complete set of natural-looking teeth that will significantly improve your dental appearance and long-term oral health.
Would you like to learn more? Perhaps you have a few more questions of your own? We at “Supersmile” would be happy to help! Call us today on 1300 767 553 to arrange a consultation.