Do You Understand Why Dentures and Partials Dentures Are A Inexpensive Solution To Serious Dental Problems?
At Mid Cities Dental, we have years of experience and in making Dentures and Partial Dentures. Our patients with dentures are often thrilled with our services. They refer their family and friends to our office. Their joy and satisfaction with their new teeth is contagious.
Learn about Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentures are replacement teeth that can be removed. Many people who are missing one tooth, several teeth or all their teeth benefit greatly from false teeth.
Dentures improve your chewing and speech. They support your facial muscles. They make a big difference in your appearance. Your radiant smile boosts your self-confidence.
Dentures are often made from acrylic resin. They are very natural-looking. Your dentures are matched in color and appearance to your other teeth.
It normally takes about 4 visits to make a proper denture. Normally a few follow up visits are necessary.
These appointments are necessary for you to reap all the benefits:
- You chew better.
- Your smile is more radiant.
- You are more confident when you speak.
Complete dentures are for individuals who have no teeth in their lower, upper or both jaws. Complete dentures should be removed and cleaned two or three times daily. This keeps your gums healthy and to allows your tissues to relax.
Partial dentures are solutions for people who have some natural teeth remaining, or who only need to replace a few teeth.
The benefits are the same as for full denture wearers:
- Your facial muscles are supported.
- Your smile improves.
- Your ability to chew and speak are enhanced.
Partial dentures can be made with metal or non metal materials. It just depends on your situation and dental goals.
Interim Partial Dentures or Flipper
Occasionally, unexpected trauma to your teeth can occur. If a tooth is damaged and cannot be restored, we can create a personalized temporary partial denture. That way, if you need the tooth removed, you can wear the temporary partial denture until a permanent solution is designed for you.
This temporary solution allows you to continue with your professional and social commitments. There is no embarrassing gap in your smile.
Sometimes an immediate denture is used to replace a number of damaged teeth at one time. Generally, it needs to be relined, rebased, or completely remade three to six months later.
Getting Used to Your False Teeth
Even dentures that fit beautifully require time for you and your mouth to get used to them. At first, you may experience minor speech changes.
Biting and chewing your food correctly may be difficult. You may also notice an increased flow of saliva during this period.
While you get used to your replacement teeth, you may want to keep high-profile events to a minimum. Give yourself time to adjust.
You may also want to start with soft food that is easy to chew. It will take a while before you are totally comfortable and confident.
Some denture wearers notice a slight change in their facial appearance. Knowing what to expect helps you anticipate embarrassing questions and situations. As with anything new, it just takes a little time to get the most out of your dentures.
Also, we may advise you to wear your false teeth initially only at night. It takes time for your mouth to become acclimated to your new dentures.
After the break in time period, we recommend you remove your dentures before sleep. Eight hours gives your tongue and saliva a chance to do their natural job of cleaning and stimulating your gums.
Caring for Your Dentures
Handle with care:
- Remove and brush daily.
- Use a brush and cleansers designed for dentures.
- Don’t use abrasive cleaners or abrasive toothpastes…they scratch.
- Don’t sterilize them in boiling water or in the dishwasher — the hot water warps them.
- If you wear a partial denture, remove it before you brush your natural teeth.
- Clean it carefully with a brush and cleanser.
- When the false teeth are not in your mouth, soak them in a glass of water or cleanser.
- Dry dentures can become brittle and crack or break.
- Keep your dentures in the same place.
- Children and pets will destroy them.
- Keep them safe.
- Reduce the chances of losing or misplacing them.
Have your mouth and the dentures checked at least once yearly by Dr. Eberlein.