Dentures become a necessity for people who have lost all of their natural teeth, be it as a result of tooth injury, tooth decay, or gum disease. They are easily removable and can help in restoring your smile. Dentures make speaking and eating better and easier. Upon losing the teeth, facial muscles sag, and thus a person starts looking older. In most of the cases, dentures will help restore your original smile.
Types Of Dentures
- Conventional Dentures – these are full and removable dentures that are placed inside your mouth after the teeth that are remaining have been removed and all the tissues have healed for a minimum of 6 weeks. The whole process may take a several weeks.
- Immediate Dentures – these removable dentures are placed inside the mouth the same day that the removal of the remaining teeth takes place at D. Dental. Measurements will be taken and models of the jaw will be made during the initial visit to see Dr. Daniel.
- Overdenture – in this type of denture, some of the person’s teeth can be saved so that the jawbone can be preserved, and support and stability for the denture can be provided.
The Initial Phase Of Dentures
It is completely normal for the dentures to feel awkward initially. They will feel loose. However, the muscles in your tongue help in keeping the dentures in place. We will make sure to guide you and tell you how you can take care of your dentures at home. Caring for your dentures is extremely easy, provided you carry it out on a regular basis.
Continual Denture Care
It is highly important that you continue taking care of your oral hygiene despite getting dentures. You have to brush the roof of your mouth, your tongue, and your gums every morning using a soft brush, after which you can insert the dentures within your mouth. This will help in stimulating tissue circulation and will also remove plaque. Alongside, your dentures will also have to be brushed regularly so that any plaque or food particles can be removed. Regular cleaning of the dentures will also help prevent them from staining.
In case you have any questions regarding dentures or how to maintain them, you can always contact D. Dental. We are more than happy to answer all your questions and cater to your needs in any way possible. Also, remember that regular dental checkups are always the most important.