Dentures are removable, artificial replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues, they are more commonly known as “false teeth.” If an accident, disease or other factor has lead you to having very few teeth or none at all, your dentist may suggest dentures as a solution to the problem. For all types of dentures (partial or complete), our dentist will make a model of your teeth by taking impressions, the model is them used to custom-make your dentures.
There are 2 types of dentures available at Conlin Dentistry these are:
Utilized when all of the teeth are already missing. They can be Conventional (after) or Immediate (before). These dentures are generated once all of the teeth are removed and the gums begin to heal. It takes about 8-12 weeks after the removal of the teeth for the Conventional dentures to be ready to be placed in the patient’s mouth. Immediate dentures are places in the mouth as soon as the teeth are removed. During the healing process Intermediate dentures are altered based on physical changes to the patient’s gums, and bones of the mouth.
Used when one or more of the natural teeth still exist in the mouth. Removable, Partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, usually accompanied by a metal framework that holds the denture in place. This form of dentures is a more natural-looking option for patients.
How do I care for my dentures properly ?
To ensure that your dentures stay clean and functional, they should be removed and cleaned on a daily basis similar to caring for your natural teeth. If dentures are not cared for, they could stain and you could suffer from bad breath or gum problems.
The cleaning process :
When you remove your dentures for cleaning be sure to massage your gums. If you have partial dentures be sure to rinse them with a soft toothbrush. It is also important that you remove your dentures before you sleep and soak them in warm water. Keeping your dentures in warm water when they are not being used will save them from being damaged or warped over time.