Taking Care of Your Dentures
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They can be partial--where they clip to your remaining teeth--or complete--where they replace all the missing teeth in your upper or lower jaw, or both. As with natural teeth, keeping your dentures working well and looking great requires regular cleaning.
Before putting on your dentures in the morning, brush your entire mouth. Scrubbing your tongue and gums removes any plaque that could tarnish your dentures. At the end of the day, brush your dentures as you would your teeth. This removes plaque and food from your dentures, and it also lessens the chances of them getting stained. When your dentures are out of your mouth, keep them in a jar next to your bathroom sink filled with cool water or occasionally a denture cleanser. Never use hot water--this causes your dentures to change shape and ruin!
As always, if you have further questions about denture care, we are here to help. Reach out to us by phone or email, and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can!
Advanced techniques for the treatment of:
- Crowns and Fixed Bridges
- Removable partial and complete dentures
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ or TMD)
- Dental Implants
- Facial replacement prosthetics (maxillofacial prosthetics)
Total Mouth Rehabilitation
Generally, the first visit will include a thorough examination and necessary x-rays for proper diagnosis. Depending upon the complexity of your dental needs, the treatment plan may be presented at this visit or an additional appointment may be necessary.