Dentures should fit right, work well and look natural. There are different types of dentures and if you want them to look as natural as possible, there are some factors that should be considered such as their size, shape and shade. Your dentist will be able to offer you advice and guidance when making these decisions, so that they give you the smile you are after.

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Getting the right fit

Some people adjust to dentures quickly, while others may notice slight discomfort when getting used to new dentures. This is perfectly normal and they can take a few weeks to get used to. Your dentist can ensure they fit correctly and offer advice on how to make wearing dentures more comfortable should you experience any discomfort.

Choose your colour

Colour plays a big part in how your dentures appear. You’ll want your dentures to look like your natural teeth, so it may be worth taking in old pictures of yourself for consultations. Together with your dentist, you’ll pick the right colour and shade.

Maintaining your dentures

Caring for your dentures on a daily basis, like you would your natural teeth, will help to ensure they continue to look their best. Your dentist can advise you on cleansing methods and denture products. You may also want to ask about storing your dentures, so they can be kept safe when not in the mouth. By using a specially designed denture cleanser such as Polident, you can remove* 99.9% of odour-causing bacteria**, help remove stains and leave your dentures looking and feeling clean and fresh.

There are many options available when it comes to choosing your dentures, and in consultation with your dentist you should be able to pick the perfect one for you. 

*When used as directed.
**In laboratory tests. Kiesow, A. et al. (2016) J. Prosthet. Dent. 115(2);189-98. Financial sponsor: Haleon.