People end up losing their natural teeth due to a number of reasons like periodontal disease, tooth decay, or dental trauma. But, do you wish to smile again? If your missing teeth are giving you embarrassing moments, then with dentures, you don’t have to wait anymore to bring back your smile.
What are dentures and their types?
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace a few or all missing teeth. They are also known as false teeth. There are different types of dentures:
Complete dentures: Complete dentures are used for replacing all missing teeth.
Partial dentures: Partial dentures are used to replace a few teeth you are missing.
Conventional dentures: Conventional dentures are placed after the extraction of the teeth and as gum tissue begins to heal. This might probably take two visits.
Immediate dentures: Immediate dentures are prepared before extraction and placed the same day after the extraction. The benefit is you don’t have to go without teeth while your gum tissue heals. Immediate dentures are just a temporary solution until you get your conventional dentures fabricated.
Overdentures: Overdentures are a full set of dentures that might be tooth-supported or implant-supported.
What can you expect when you visit us for dentures?
When you visit us, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination and determine the right treatment option. If the right dental solution for you is to get dentures, then we will take impressions of your mouth to create permanent dentures. If there is any extraction required or needs any other restoration to be placed, then the dentist will perform all of it in this first appointment. In case you get your teeth removed, then with temporary or immediate dentures, you don’t have to go back home without teeth.
Once the set of complete dentures gets ready, you will have to have to come for another appointment. Our dentist will fit your new dentures and make adjustments accordingly. If you feel any irritation or pain a few days after getting dentures, then visit the dentist immediately.
How can you care for your dentures?
- Do not use regular toothpaste on your dentures.
- Use cleaning products daily as directed by the dentist on your dentures.
- Follow an oral hygiene routine
- Remove and rinse your mouth after eating
- Scrape your tongue once a day
- Soak your dentures in a denture cleaning solution overnight
- Rinse in the morning before putting it back in your mouth
- Don’t chew gum
- Avoid hard or sharp foods
- Handle your dentures carefully.
Feel free to call us now to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists. We’ll be happy to guide you further.