TEETH WITH DENTURES
At Revive Dental, we often find that even patients who have dentures still have questions about them. We’re here to take the mystery out of all your dental procedures, including dentures.
Dentures are a custom-made, removable replacements for missing teeth. If you’ve lost some or even all of your natural teeth, it is important to replace them not only to restore your smile, but also for the benefit of your health. Dentures can help you eat and speak more comfortably, and are made to closely resemble your natural smile or even improve it! There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. We also offer implant supported dentures.
Partial dentures are a good option for patients who have one or more remaining healthy teeth. These appliances consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is fastened to nearby natural teeth to keep them fixed in place.
They are not permanently attached, however, and can easily be removed for cleaning and while sleeping, just like full dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants which are anchored in the jawbone, unlike regular dentures which rest on the gums. These are a good option for patients who do not have remaining teeth but do have enough healthy bone structure to support implants. This type of denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants. Implant-supported dentures are usually more stable and comfortable than traditional dentures, with a high rate of patient satisfaction.
Regardless of the type, all dentures must be cleaned daily and removed nightly. Rinse and brush your dentures daily to remove food, plaque, and bacteria, which can cause harm to exist teeth and gums. When not in use, submerge your dentures in a lukewarm denture-soaking solution or plain water to prevent them from drying out and warping. Always remove your dentures while sleeping to avoid damaging them, and also to give your gums some time to relax!
And even if you have no remaining teeth, it is important to clean your entire mouth. Brush your tongue, gums, cheeks, and roof of your mouth to stimulate circulation and remove plaque. This helps reduce the risk of oral irritation and bad breath.