Dentures are an excellent way to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Dentures come in several different forms that may be beneficial for patients of Whitaker Family Dentistry in Fort Valley, GA. Let’s take a look at some of the dentures we provide to patients to restore oral health and beautiful smiles.
Conventional full dentures are placed in the mouth after teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has fully healed.The healing process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months, so you should speak with your dentist about what to do in the meantime. They can be used on the lower arch or the upper arch to restore your smile and oral health.
Immediate dentures are inserted into your mouth right after teeth have been removed and the gums have not healed. Your dentist will make your dentures before removing your teeth so that you can have a full set of dentures immediately. While you won’t have to wait for a set of permanent dentures, you may need to get dentures relined as the gums heal and change their shape.
Partial dentures use a metal framework that is attached to your natural teeth to hold dentures in place. Crowns can be used on several of the remaining teeth to anchor the partial dentures in place, depending on your preference and dentist recommendation.
Tips for Caring for Dentures
To make sure that your dentures last for as long as possible, Whitaker Family Dentistry has provided some tips for caring for your dentures.
- If dentures are removed, stand over a towel or bucket of water to avoid breaking them if they drop.
- Do not let dentures get dry. Place them in a cleaning solution when they’re not being worn. Do not use hot water, as this could cause warping to occur.
- Brush dentures each day to remove plaque and food particles. Brushing your dentures will ensure that they don’t get stained.
- Brush the palate, gums, and tongue each morning using a toothbrush with soft bristles before inserting dentures into the mouth.
You can call our office to get in touch with a dentist in Fort Valley, GA, to discuss your oral health and dentures.