Poor oral health, natural aging, gum diseases, tooth decay, extractions, and injury are the common reasons people lose their teeth. Fortunately, we have the apt teeth replacement options for you. With dentures, we can help restore your teeth, and hence, your overall health and the natural appearance of your face.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are synthetic replacements for your missing teeth. They can either be complete or partial. They are made of acrylic that resembles the color of your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate, whereas the lower denture sits on the gum ridges, accommodating your tongue. We take the impression of your mouth in the clinic and customize a denture that fits your mouth. As they are removable, you can easily put them on and take them off.
What are the Types of Dentures?
Conventional Full Dentures
Also known as complete dentures, we place them in your mouth after all your natural teeth have been removed, and the soft tissues have healed.
Immediate Full Denture
If you don't want to stay without your teeth for long, we make an immediate full denture for you. We place it in your mouth immediately after losing your last natural tooth. However, once the bone heals and its shape changes, you will need to get it relined to ensure that it fits properly.
A partial denture is a removable alternative to a fixed partial denture or bridge. It comprises a metal framework that sits on your natural teeth. We use crowns and fix them on your natural teeth for support in some cases.
How Do I Take Care of My Denture?
- Remove your denture and place it under running water to remove all the food particles and debris lodged over it. Make sure you don't bend the acrylic base or clasps while cleaning.
- Soak your denture and brush it regularly. Use a non-abrasive denture cleaner and a soft toothbrush to remove food particles, plaque, and other deposits from the surface of the teeth and base.
- Place your denture in a mild denture-soaking solution or water to ensure that they stay in shape.
- Rinse them thoroughly with plain water before wearing them.
- Visit us immediately if your denture doesn't fit you properly. Ill-fitted dentures can cause sores, irritation, and infection.
- Do not use hot water, bleach-containing products, whitening toothpaste, or any abrasive cleaning material on your denture.
Please reach out to our Premier Arts Dental in Freehold, NJ, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Shah. Please call us at (732) 702-2787 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.