Modern dentures can take a little getting used to, but they provide a very realistic way of replacing missing teeth. Today’s dentures are designed with both comfort and functionality in mind, made from materials including acrylic and plastic, and carefully crafted to look like natural teeth.
Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond offers a wide range of both full and partial dentures, designed to give you back much of the function of the teeth you have lost. When partial dentures are used, they will be “aged” in appearance to look exactly like the rest of your teeth, so that nobody need know they are false.
For an extra level of stability, many people now choose to stabilise their dentures with dental implants. Dental implants replace the root parts of lost teeth, keeping the jaw bone strong and healthy and holding your denture comfortably in your mouth. This creates the most realistic action, eliminating the issues caused by traditional dentures loosening as your bone structure changes.
Whichever type of denture you choose, the most important thing to remember is that you need to keep up an excellent oral hygiene routine. Particularly if gum disease played a role in your tooth loss, you will want to avoid this happening again. Conditions such as oral thrush can also arise if you fail to be scrupulous in your dental hygiene routine.
It isn’t difficult to keep your dentures clean, and your hygienist can help you to develop an effective strategy for looking after them. You need to brush them at least twice a day – if your dentures are removable, then be sure to do this over a soft surface or a sink full of water to avoid the danger of breakage.
Dentures can be cleaned with regular toothpaste, although some people prefer to use soap and water. You also need to soak them in denture cleaning liquid to make sure that all particles of food are removed, then give them a final brush before putting them back in your mouth.
Be sure to clean your tongues and gums with a soft brush, too, as bacteria can often build up here.
If your dentures are permanently attached to dental implants, they should be brushed in the same way as regular teeth.