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Dr. Chung will explain all of your options in detail during the initial exam.
If you have problems with your current dentures, we can help repair them.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are another term for false teeth. They are designed to replace missing teeth. There are different types of dentures, and they are custom-made to fit your mouth. Dentures are typically made out of hard resin.
Types of Dentures
Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth. They are fitted to the gum line and fastened to the adjacent teeth. Partial dentures are not permanent. They can be taken out for cleaning and sleeping.
Immediate dentures are removable dentures that are placed the same day. People get immediate dentures after they get their teeth extracted. Dentists give people immediate dentures in order to prevent them from having to go without teeth while they are healing from the extractions.
Conventional dentures are also known as full dentures. They are places, after all, a person’s teeth are removed. It may take several months for the mouth to heal after an extraction.
Overdentures are designed to save the remaining teeth. They are fitted over a person’s natural teeth. They can also be placed over dental implants if a person does not have any natural teeth.
As the name suggests, implant-supported dentures are anchored by dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that are anchored to the jawbone.
Getting Used to Your Dentures
It can take time to get used to your dentures. They may feel loose at first. You may also have mouth soreness. Excessive saliva production is another common problem.
How to Care for Your Dentures
You will have to care for your dentures the same way that you care for your natural teeth. Even though dentures are made of artificial material, plaque, tartar, and bacteria can still build upon them. You will need to take your dentures out before you clean them. You can use a denture cleaner to clean your dentures. You can also clean them with a mild soap.
You do not want to use a regular toothbrush, toothpaste, or electric toothbrush on your dentures. Those are too abrasive. You should clean your dentures at least once a day.
Additionally, you will need to clean your gums and remaining teeth with fluoridated toothpaste and a toothbrush. See your dentist on a regular basis.
How to Preserve Your Dentures
You should take your dentures out before you go to sleep. This will allow your gums to relax. You will also prevent your dentures from becoming damaged. Keep your dentures in warm water while you are sleeping.
Benefits of High-Quality Dentures
If you wear dentures, then you will have an easier time biting and chewing. People who have missing teeth may even have trouble eating soft foods. Dentures make it possible for you to enjoy a variety of foods.
You will have an easier time speaking if you have dentures. Missing teeth can make it harder for you to enunciate words. Dentures can improve your conversation skills. Furthermore, you will be able to protect your remaining teeth if you wear dentures.