Full & Partial Dentures
When someone has missing teeth, dentures may be used to fill in that area in order to avoid problems with speech or teeth realignment. Dentures are false teeth that can be removed. Dentures usually come in two types: a full set (which replaces all of your upper or lower teeth), or a partial set (which replaces only a couple of missing teeth either on top or on the bottom). While it’s always a good thing to have them on in order to avoid dental or mouth problems, it is important to always take care of your dentures to make them last a long time and to have them work for you for as long as they can.
Caring for Dentures
When you first get dentures, you will probably need to wear them all the time even when you are asleep so you will get used to them. Over time, your dentist will likely allow you to remove them when you sleep to give your gums some rest. When removing dentures, it is important to keep them moist by submerging them in a denture cleaning solution. This keeps the dentures from completely drying out and then changing their shape.
Dental hygiene is also part and parcel of proper denture care. Your remaining teeth should be brushed every morning and evening to keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other kinds of dental problems at bay. It is also a must to regularly take out food deposits as well as plaques that have developed on your dentures. Unclean dentures will likely lead to a host of problems such as gum disease, bad breath, oral thrush, and tooth decay. Brush them with soap and water before dipping in the cleaning solution, and refrain from dropping them. Keeping your dentures clean is paramount to good oral health, even if you are indeed missing a few teeth here and there!
Need to be fitted out for dentures? Don’t hesitate to visit us at 8810 Middlebelt Road Livonia, MI 48150.