Getting a Buena Park Prosthodontic specialist to fit you with dentures is a lot easier when you know a bit about them. If you’ve been involved in an accident or have lost your natural teeth for another reason, our specialists can fit you with the right dentures.
When you’ve only got a few teeth missing, or the surrounding teeth are not strong enough to hold the bridge, a partial denture is the answer. These partial dentures are made up of a series of artificial teeth held in place by clasps.
Partial dentures are removable. It’s a good idea to take them out yourself at night so they can be cleaned.
The other kind of dentures are commonly referred to as false teeth. They are generally held in place by suction. Generally, they take a little time to get used to it can cause some minor irritation at first.
Buena Park prosthodontic advice
There are two types of false teeth. They are classified under immediate and conventional dentures. Like the name suggests, immediate dentures can go in after your dentist has removed your natural teeth.
Conventional dentures, on the other hand, are fitted after your gums and jaw have had time to heal.
There is one other option called overdentures. These can be fitted over your natural teeth which can be shaped so the over dentures fit over them.
Deciding on which type of denture is right for you is a big part of the process. Your dental specialist should be involved as they have the insights on all of the latest innovations. If you don’t have any natural teeth, implants can be fitted into your jaw so these over dentures can be adjusted properly.
Caring For Dentures
Keeping dentures in good shape for as long as possible means understanding how to care for them. To clean them, you should take them out of your mouth and rinse them underwater to remove any particles.
After that, you can apply a denture cleanser or mild soap with a soft toothbrush. It’s important to remember that regular toothpaste is too abrasive for dentures.
When you are cleaning them, you’ll need to make sure to work your toothbrush around the clasps where food particles may get lodged. While you have your dentures out, it’s another good idea to massage your gums.
Although it might seem daunting at first to wear dentures, we have the experience and compassion to help you through the process. Why not get in touch with our Buena Park Prosthodontic specialists today?