At home dentures is a great option for patients who do not want to pay the high cost of emergency dental care. They can be made using materials you have around the house and are often less expensive than dentures made in a professional laboratory.
Can I get dentures without seeing a dentist?
They are designed to look and function like natural teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth, depending on your needs.
The quality of do-it-yourself dentures is much lower than those professionally created in a lab. Unlike professional dentures, which are custom-made to match your teeth and gums, do-it-yourself models are often shaped by hand and may not fit properly or look as natural in your mouth as a professionally manufactured denture.
A dentist or clinical dental technician will create models, wax forms, and/or plastic patterns to make the final denture based on your unique bite and jaw size. These models will be remade several times to test the fit and color before the denture is cast.
Adhesive can be helpful for keeping dentures in place during the first few days of wearing them. However, if you feel that adhesive is not working, speak to your dentist about alternatives.
Cleaning your denture daily will help keep it clean and prevent food particles from becoming trapped beneath the clasps that hold them in place. It is also important to select a healthy diet and regular dental checkups for proper oral health.