Dentures are a prosthetic device designed to replace missing teeth. They are often necessary for patients experiencing tooth loss due to injury or decay. Norwood Dental is the go-to for dentures in Norwood, MN for both removable dentures and permanent dentures that are clasped or bonded to dental implants.
There are two types of dentures, full and partial. Most people who are missing more than half of their teeth are candidates for full denture. Missing teeth can put pressure on your other teeth, resulting in further tooth loss. If you are missing several teeth and are expected to lose more in the near future, your dentist may recommend extracting your remaining teeth and fitting you for full denture.
If you are missing less than half of your teeth, partial dentures or dental implants are more likely a better fit for you.
If you are a candidate for full denture, your dentist will begin by removing any remaining teeth. Once your gums have healed up, you will return to the office to get fitted for your dentures. When you get fitted for your denture, your dentist will take precise measurements and molds of your mouth and gums to ensure that your denture are efficient and fit your mouth perfectly.
If you are opting for for partial denture, your mold will include the rest of the teeth in your mouth. It ensures that the partial denture fit perfectly with your other teeth.
Your denture will require care because it helps it to last and maintain their effectiveness. There are several things you can do to take care of your denture:
After eating, remove your denture and rinse off any food particles.
You can take care of your denture by brushing them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush. However, be careful not to bend the plastic or damage the clasps when cleaning.
Your dentist will recommend an overnight solution in which you can soak your dentures overnight. Importantly, remember to rinse your denture thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth!
Even if you have had all of your natural teeth removed, you will still need to maintain your oral health. Brush your gums and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after you remove your denture, taking special care to remove any denture adhesive.
One of the best things you can do to take care of your denture is to make sure you visit your dentist at least twice per year. Your dentist will examine your mouth and your denture to make sure that both are in top condition!
If you are missing teeth and feel you may be a candidate for full or partial denture, schedule an appointment with our office! Our family of compassionate dental professionals will help you restore your smile and your oral health. Contact a member of our team today to get started!
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