Dentures are a removable appliance that can take the place of lost teeth. Dentures assist in repairing your bright, natural looking smile. Teeth may be absent due to tooth decay, gum disease or even injury. Fitting dentures is advantageous aesthetically and for your general and oral health: they are vital for replacing function lost with teeth which are missing.
How Do Dentures Function?
Dentures assist patients with absent teeth to speak fluently and chew. If a patient loses their teeth, their facial muscles loosen and relax around their jaw, often this creates an aging appearance. Dentures assist in filling out the look of the patients face and stimulate muscular firmness. Dentures closely match a person’s natural teeth, and usually only cause a very slight difference in their natural look.
Follow the tips below to maximise the life of your dentures.
Rinse your dentures with warm water prior to brushing to assist in the removal of debris. Clean the exterior of your dentures by gently scrubbing them with an approved non-abrasive cleanser or a brush. Rigorously clean your mouth by brushing. Ensure loose food particles in the tongue, gums, cheeks and the roof of your mouth are removed. During the times where you are not using your dentures, keep them in a safe place. Your dentures should be submerged in water to avoid warping. Occasionally, you might have to use bonding compounds such as powders, liquids, pads or creams. Make sure to closely follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid damage or even. Be sure to only purchase adhesives and cleansers which carry an ADA Seal of Acceptance.
What Are The Different Types Of Dentures?
Conventional dentures: These are removable dentures that are carefully created and fitted in the patient’s mouth. At first, all the remaining natural teeth are extracted. The tissues are then given time to heal fully.
Immediate dentures: Installed soon after a patients residual teeth are gently extracted. Firstly, we calculate their oral cavity space and make small replicas of their jaws. While healing, the patient might have less teeth. Immediate dentures occasionally have to be adjusted after the patient’s jaw heals.
Overdentures: This appliance perfectly fits on top of multiple natural teeth after your dentist repairs them. Sometimes, the dental professional may save your natural teeth to protect the jawbone and firmly bolster the denture.
You may feel uncomfortable at first as you adapt to your new dentures. Your cheek muscles may be unable to hold them correctly. You may also encounter very slight irritation and soreness. In addition, your dentures may disrupt with your normal saliva flow. If you encounter any of these challenges, contact us right away.
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If you are experiencing mild or even acute tooth loss, contact our office in San Antonio. We specialise in providing long-term dental solutions for our patients. We provide economical rates with certified dentists, unmatched experience and passion to brighten your smile.