REVIVE DENTAL IRVING
PARTIALS AND DENTURES
REPLACE MISSING 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 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.
Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are recommended for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth and do not have enough bone structure to support implants. Full dentures can be either conventional or immediate.
Conventional dentures are made and placed after the remaining teeth are removed and all tissues have healed, which may take several months.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and are placed immediately after teeth are removed. However because the tissue and bone shrink over time and especially while healing, immediate dentures typically require more extensive refitting and adjustments while the jaw heals, and sometimes have to be remade entirely.
CLEANING YOUR DENTURES
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.