Tooth loss is caused by trauma, tooth decay, or other oral diseases. There are many ways that our professional team can help our patients restore their smile and dentures is one option. Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed for your particular mouth. They are custom made to replace removed or lost natural teeth. They can be partial or full, depending on how many teeth you’re looking to replace. Regardless of the type of dentures that you choose, they are always customized to fit your mouth in particular and to match your existing teeth. Dentures can improve how your smile looks and help you chew, bite, and speak more easily. They are a great solution to those looking for ways to replace their teeth.
What are Dentures Made of?
Modern dentures are made of a hard resin, which makes them durable. Denture teeth are more fragile than natural teeth and can easily chip and crack. Because of their fragility, a new set of dentures is made about every five years. The support of dentures that holds the teeth in place also is made of a similar resin so that it fits snugly on your natural gum line.
The Dentures Process
To prepare for dentures, our dentist prepares the mouth by removing any necessary teeth, providing a routine dental cleaning, or filing down the natural teeth. After the mouth is ready, we take digital x-rays to sent to a dental lab to create your dentures. While the permanent dentures are being made, we can offer you a temporary set of dentures to wear. Once your custom ones are ready, we place them in your mouth and adjust them as needed. A follow-up appointment is scheduled to determine whether dentures are working for you.
How to Clean Dentures
Regardless of what dentures you have, they need to be cleaned daily like your natural teeth. Plaque, tartar, and bacteria can build and damage your existing teeth and gums. To clean your dentures properly, remove them from your mouth and run clean water over them to rinse them. Next, brush the dentures with a mild soap or denture cleaner. After brushing, rinse them well. Next, clean your gums and natural teeth with a soft toothbrush.
How to Make Your Dentures Last Long
Remove your dentures before you sleep to avoid damaging them or dislodging them. This gives your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of wearing them. Always submerge your dentures in warm water at night to keep them from drying out. You can use a denture soaking solution when your dentures don’t have metal components.
Call to Schedule an Appointment to discuss dentures
When you’re looking for restorative dentistry procedures, call to schedule an appointment with our professional dental team today. The iSmile Dental Spa offers you the most modern techniques for restoring your smile. Our experienced and professional staff will evaluate your disease and help you decide if dentures are right for you. We serve Carmichael, Arden-Arcade, Rancho Cordova, Fair Oaks, North Highlands and surrounding communities. Check out our website at ismiledentalspa.com or give us a call at 916-979-7122 and allow us to help you determine if dentures are the best choice for your oral health.