No matter what type of denture gets used, the fact will always remain that they are an inexpensive and accepted dental appliance. They also make it easy to restore a smile if all of the teeth have been extracted. Regardless of whether your dentures are partial or complete, our dentists at Uptown Family Dental will help ensure that all gaps have been filled.
Dentures still need to be cleaned daily regardless of them being artificial teeth. By keeping your dentures cleaned, they will continue to look good as an improvement in oral health also takes place. This is why oral hygiene is an important part of denture care.
You need to ensure that your dentures are brushed as thoroughly as possible after eating. You also need to ensure that you use specific toothbrushes designed for denture care. If a normal toothbrush is used, proper cleaning will not take place and damage will likely occur.
Dentures Can Be Removed
Having dentures means they can be removed whenever you feel like it. However, you need to remember that they should be taken out every night before going to sleep. If you forget to remove them, your gums will recede and bad breath will develop.
At night, the gums need to rest, so by having them out and soaking overnight will give the gums a chance to do that. With your dentures out, you can use a soft toothbrush on your gums. When you soak the dentures, ensure that the solution is antiseptic so that any bacteria can be eliminated.
You May Feel Uncomfortable Wearing Them
Feeling uncomfortable is normal if you have never worn dentures. However, as time goes by, you will get used to wearing them. For a bit, your mouth may develop sores along where the dentures fit.
You may experience an increase in salivation due to wearing dentures. This salivation is normal and will subside. The salivation may stop once the dentures have been fitted and are continually worn.
Practice Wearing Your Dentures
Being able to eat and talk properly are great advantages to having a full set of teeth. These advantages are also available once dentures are worn. You may feel a shift of the dentures as you chew.
If you can, attempt to eat differently until you find a method that suits you. When you have molars, they are the best type to help with chewing. As you speak, your voice will change and the sounds you make will be different.
Dentures Can Be Replaced
When you have dentures, it is advisable to not attempt to make repairs to them on your own. You should make an appointment with our dentist to have them replaced or repaired. With dentures lasting for years, they will still need a replacement.
By having dentures, you can still have a great smile and remain healthy. When you contact Uptown Family Dental, you will be fitted with custom dentures that will always have a great fit. Give us a call at (971) 417-2135 today.