How To Take Care of Dentures?

Posted by SOOS CREEK DENTAL on Jul 14 2022, 07:07 AM

A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Traditional dentures are made of acrylic resin, while modern dentures are made of either acrylic resin or porcelain. Dentures are custom-made for each patient, so they fit comfortably and naturally.

How Are Dentures Made?

It can take several weeks for your dentures to be ready. During your first visit to the dental lab, several molds of your mouth will be taken, and your dentist will talk you through the process.

Each mold will be filled with dental putty to create a custom-fit mold for your dentures. These molds will be sent to the lab and used to create the dentures that will fit you perfectly.

How To Care for Your Complete Dentures?

  • After your denture has been inserted, you should follow a few basic steps to care for it.
  • Brush your dentures daily to remove plaque and remove food particles that can cause staining and odors. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste made for dentures.
  • Wash your denture twice each day. You can use an over-the-counter denture cleaner or plain water. Be sure to rinse your denture prior to storage.
  • Store your denture in a dry area. Your denture can become warped if it is stored in a wet place, such as an open container.
  • Keep your denture in for at least 8 hours each day. At night, soak your denture in a denture cleanser or in water.
  • See your dentist regularly. It’s important to have your dentures examined for damage, such as cracks, chips, or loose teeth.

How To Care For Your Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are removable appliances, so it’s up to you to take proper care of your dentures. You should brush them every day to remove plaque. Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. If you don’t remove plaque, it will eventually harden into tartar.

Plaque and tartar can cause cavities and gum disease. In addition to brushing your partial dentures every day, it’s also important to also brush your natural teeth. Be sure to clean both your partial denture and natural teeth thoroughly.

To learn more about the dentures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh by calling Soos Creek Dental at (253) 631-8241 or visiting our office located at 17615 SE 272nd St, Covington, WA 98042.

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