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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
Dentures: Resolving Lost Teeth
As we age, various dental issues can arise including the need to remove teeth that have decayed or have been damaged over time. Dentures are one of the most convenient solutions for teeth replacement. The right dentures designed for you will look natural and feel comfortable. Restoring your smile creates a more youthful look overall.
Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures– this type of denture is used when there are still teeth left that aren’t strong enough to effectively support a permanent bridge. The dentures are removable and attached to your teeth comfortably with clasps that hold them in place.
Complete Dentures– These type of dentures give you a full set of new teeth. The device is held securely and comfortably in place, in your mouth, with suction. Complete dentures come in two different versions: immediate or conventional.
- For immediate dentures- your mouth is measured carefully prior to teeth extraction and the dentures can be placed immediately. You not only left without teeth while your mouth heals but you avoid having to live without them as well.
- Conventional dentures- are created and placed after your mouth has fully healed from extractions.
Conventional dentures- are created and placed after your mouth has fully healed from extractions.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Dentures must be cared for just like natural teeth, as they are prone to tartar and plaque development. They must be cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis to prevent staining, gum problems, breath odor, and to avoid plaque development on gums and remaining natural teeth.
Cleaning dentures is a simple cleaning process where you can remove the appliance from your mouth, rinse, and brush the dentures with either a soft toothbrush or brush specifically for cleaning dentures. Using denture cleaner can remove any remaining bacteria or food debris. While your dentures are being cleaned, gently clean your gums with a soft bristle toothbrush.
While sleeping, your dentures should be soaking overnight. This not only keeps them fresh and clean, it gives your mouth a rest from the device. If your dentures do not contain any metal, they can be soaked in warm water with added denture cleaner. If they include metal parts, soak them only in warm water to avoid damage.
Eating with Dentures
Adjusting to your dentures can make eating a challenge at first. Start slowly, eating only soft foods. Once you are comfortable with the fit and how the appliance functions, you may return to eating your normal diet. Avoid foods that are sticky, hard, or extremely hot. Avoid chewing gum and avoid using toothpicks.
Schedule an appointment to discuss dentures
Schedule an Appointment – Come and Visit to Discuss Dentures
There is nothing more rewarding than having a full set of beautiful teeth. With dentures, you can have your great smile restored in just one day and you can still enjoy all your favorite foods. Call today to speak to our friendly professionals and schedule an appointment with Dr. Barkhordar.
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- D.E. Santa Barbara, CA
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