Dentistry is all about smiles. Having a confident, healthy, and beautiful smile is crucial even for patients who have artificial teeth and wear dentures.
Our practice provides personalized denture services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients. All our patients are unique, and we create one-of-a-kind dentures that feel good and look natural for you.
WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Dentures are replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: complete/full and partial.
- Full dentures are given to patients when all the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate/interim full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed and may require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use.
- Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in space where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are regarded as a removable alternative to bridges.
WHAT ARE IMMEDIATE DENTURES?
Immediate dentures are used after teeth are removed and replaced with a removable denture on the same day. The patient walks out of the office with a full set of teeth immediately.
ARE DENTURES THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?
Dentures are not for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental health after a thorough evaluation is completed.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DENTURES?
Dentures require daily maintenance to stay clean and keep bacteria from growing inside your mouth.
- When you clean your dentures, work over a folded towel or fill your sink with water. This way, if you accidentally drop your dentures, they are less likely to break.
- Any hard surface in our mouth will harbor bacteria with plaque and tartar buildup. So brushing your denture twice every day is important.
- When using over-the-counter products to clean, be sure to check for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval to choose products that are safe for your dentures, or ask us about which products may be best for you.
- Never use toothpaste to clean your dentures.
- Keep dentures moist when you are not wearing them. If they are allowed to dry, they will distort and may not fit.
- Do not forget to scrub your gums and tongue gently, since their hygiene and health are also important.
If by chance your dentures break, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Broken dentures that don’t fit properly can cause irritation to your gums and mouth.
Also, don’t forget to schedule regular dental checkups every six months to make sure your smile stays healthy for many years to come.