Oral Hygiene With Dentures

Having missing teeth can be embarrassing for people. It's hard for them to smile and is detrimental to a person's ability to eat and speak. With Dr. Rujul Parikh of Stockton, CA, you don't have to worry about feeling embarrassed. He provides his patients with several teeth-replacement treatments like dentures and can teach you how best to care for them.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances made of acrylic resin. Dentures replace missing teeth and support surrounding soft and hard tissue.

Types Of Dentures

  • Complete dentures (also known as conventional or immediate dentures) replace all the teeth.
  • Partial dentures fill in gaps between teeth to prevent teeth from shifting around.
  • Removable partial dentures consist of prosthetic teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base that need metal clasps to attach to natural teeth.
  • Do You know that all the complete or partial dentures can be anchored or supported by DENTAL IMPLANTS? It will make dentures way much more retentive and give a very positive experience for socializing and eating food. 

How are dentures made?

First, there needs to be an initial diagnosis and consultation. If the patient and Stockton dentist agree dentures are the best option, the doctor then takes an impression of teeth using a wax bite.

The dental laboratory molds a wax base using measurements taken by the dentist to ensure precision. Finally, the dental laboratory finishes making the dentures by giving the prosthetic tooth the exact color to match your teeth.

Apart from replacing missing teeth which increases self-esteem, dentures have other advantages. They support facial muscles and restore your ability to speak and eat properly.

Oral Hygiene With Dentures

There are several things to take into consideration when caring for your teeth.

  1. Stand over a sink of water or place a towel on the sink counter where you'll remove the dentures to prevent dentures from breaking if accidentally dropped.
  2. Use denture cleaners because they're not harsh on dentures and a denture brush to remove food deposits.
  3. If you have dental implants, brush your dental implants gently and clean well. It is very important to have dental implants checked regularly with the dentist to make sure the denture is fitting right on it. Wear and tear of dental implants attachments make dentures loose and ultimately loss of dental implants.

Thinking of getting dentures?

If you'd like to speak more about dentures, their benefits, and how to properly care for them, please contact Dr. Rujul Parikh of Stockton, CA, by calling (209) 955-1800.

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