Dentures are an artificial replacement for your teeth. Patients may require dentures if they have suffered from an accident, disease or experienced poor oral health care. Your oral healthcare provider will help you understand what procedures will be needed to restore the natural function and appearance of your mouth; Some patients may require the replacement of all teeth or only a few teeth. Dentures are offered in Partial or Complete types, however, for both types the procedure will remain the same. For the creation of dentures a specialist will create a model impression of your teeth and then custom-made dentures will be created for you.
Avoid dropping your dentures! It is always best to keep your dentures close to a surface and/or place a soft towel below when handling them. Remember, when your hands get wet, the denture may become slippery. In the case that you do break, damage, or crack your denture call your denturist to schedule a denture repair.
When cleaning your dentures, It is recommended to brush dentures daily to avoid stains and food/plaque build-up. Use a soft bristle brush specifically designed for cleaning dentures. Do not use Toothpaste and a Toothbrush and avoid using hard-bristle brushes, as this hard abrasion can create microscopic scratches that help food and plaque build up and/or damage and wear down the denture.
Over time, Dentures form plaque and tartar build up (just like natural teeth). Once plaque hardens into tartar it can be very hard to remove and is an invitation for bacterial accumulation which can cause tissue problems. Many people are unaware that dentures require daily care and professional cleaning. Tartar is very hard and cannot be removed by simply brushing and/or soaking dentures at home. You should never attempt to remove tartar off your denture by scraping the denture. This can cause permanent damage to a denture. Book professional denture cleaning to safely remove tartar and clean your dentures.
For professionally cleaned dentures, a professional strength tartar and stain remover solution is used. Dentures are then hand brushed to remove any residual deposits or stains.
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Acrylic Partials are not as strong and tend to break more often and more easily.
Cast partials are not as bulky, so you will have more room for your tongue to move while eating and speaking.
It is a good idea for a couple of reasons.:
1. It will help maintain the position of the natural teeth and stop them from moving or falling over.
Cast Metal Partials are supported by the teeth and sit firmly in place. Acrylic Partials sit on the tissue and because of that, there is movement. That movement allows the clasps to move up and down and can cause damage to the tissue or the tooth it is in contact with. The movement also decreases efficiency when chewing.
Once the natural teeth are removed, the bone “shrinks” because there is less blood flow and bone stimulation to maintain the bone. If you are healthy and maintain your weight, it shrinks slowly. If you get sick or loose weight, the bone shrinks faster.
If you put weight back on, the bone doesn’t regenerate, and the dentures stay loose.
Most people need to come in for permanent relines around the 2 to 3 year mark because the bone never stops shrinking. Some people go longer, some need relines sooner.
Check ups are usually suggested once a year.