Newsletter - June 2014 Issue
All About Dentures
Missing teeth can affect theway you eat and speak, and they can impact your appearance and self-esteem. Dentures are custom-made removable appliances, provided by a dentist, that can help alleviate there problems by replacing missing teeth. Dentures are made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Learn more about the process of receiving dentures and which types of dentures are available to you.
What types of dentures are there?
Those who have lost all or most of their teeth are candidates for complete dentures, which replaces all of the teeth. Those who have some natural teeth remaining may consider a partial denture, which can fill in the space created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from changing position. This type of denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum colored plastic base, which is held in place by a metal framework and clasps, or natural looking connectors called precision attachments.
Dentures are placed in the mouth after any remaining teeth are removed. This means you won't have to go without teeth during the healing period, but your denture may need to be relined or remade after healing is completed.
Overdentures fit over a small number of remaining teeth or implants after they have been prepared by Dr. Bui. She will usually try to preserve your remaining natural teeth. Saving these teeth can help preserve your jawbone and provide support for the denture.
How do I care for my denture?
Dentures should be brushed every day to remove food particles and plaque, and to prevent staining. After rinsing the appliance, gently brush all of its surfaces using a soft bristle toothbrush and nonabrasive denture cleaner (not toothpaste).
When you're not wearing your dentures, keep them in a safe place and soak them in water to keep them from losing their shape. If you use a denture adhesive, make sure to follow all of the product's usage instructions carefully.
Before inserting your dentures, brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft bristled brush to stimulate tissue circulation and remove plaque. In addition to maintaining good oral hygiene, you should continue to see Dr. Bui for follow up appointments and regular checkups. If you encounter any problems with your dentures' fit or they become damaged, please call our office 817-466-9972.
For more information or to book your appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 817-466-9972.
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