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The Fundamentals of Dentures

October 25, 2022

Dentures are a crucial part of the oral, mental and physical health of people who wear them. For those who aren’t familiar with the process of getting and using them, it’s natural to have questions. The office of Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry is here to help! 

Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry is enthusiastic about treating your oral health. In addition to our high-quality, comprehensive care, we also boast a welcoming, patient-focused environment in which each client will feel at ease. We provide the expert service that each of our patients needs and expects.

Types of Dentures

Complete dentures are for those with no teeth. They sit on your gum line. The dentures are held in place by dental adhesive or dental implants. Partial dentures attach to existing natural teeth and sit on the gum line. They can also be held in place with dental implants. 

Their Care 

Remove them every night for cleaning and sanitizing. Use a denture brush or soft toothbrush along with denture paste to gently scrub every surface. Though dentures are made of very strong plastic, it’s not as durable as natural enamel, so regular toothpaste can scratch them. You can also soak them in a denture-cleaning solution; carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse the dentures thoroughly and soak them overnight in a water-based cleaning solution. 

Adjusting to Them

It takes a bit of time to get used to wearing and eating with dentures. You’ll be able to eat normally after a short while, though sticky and hard foods may be an initial challenge. Never chew gum; it could break the seal and loosen the appliance. 

Sleeping Overnight With Them In

It’s not a good idea. Your jawbones and gums need a break from the pressure that dentures assert. 

Color-Coordinating A Partial to Existing Teeth

No problem! Prosthodontists are experts in matching the colors and shades of partials to remaining natural teeth. 

The office of Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry has a well-established reputation for providing excellent care and compassionate service. New patients are always welcome to our state-of-the-art facility, your resource for the best in modern prosthodontics. Please call us to schedule an appointment.

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