New to dentures? Here is some basic info.
Partial dentures are ideal for one to a few missing teeth. With partial dentures, a metal frame clips on to your natural teeth.
Full dentures are preferable when replacing all of your teeth is the best option.
Implant-secured dentures mount onto implants that are surgically placed in your jaw; this improves chewing up to 90% compared to traditional dentures.
Proper dental care for dentures: Brushing is a must!
Sure, dentures aren’t technically “teeth.” But the bacteria that causes plaque and gum diseases are still busy at work, and must be mitigated. The best way to do this? Brush regularly and and follow the helpful tips below:
- Whether traditional or implant supported, brush those removable dentures every day
- Before you place your dentures in your mouth, brush your gums, cheeks, tongue and the roof of your mouth
- Soak your dentures overnight–never let them dry out
- However, do not use hot water for soaking. The hot water could warp them out of shape
- Just like you’ve always done, see your dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning