Replacing missing teeth with dentures for function and aesthetics can offer significant relief for many people. If you think it may be time to consider dentures, or you would simply like to inquire about this dental option, contact our Burlington dentist to speak with our team or book a consultation.
Types of Dentures
There are two different kinds of dentures, known as complete dentures and partial dentures. Depending on your specific needs, we will recommend one option over the other as being more suitable.
- Complete dentures – These act as a complete substitute for all of your teeth. We position them in your mouth to sit over your gums that cover your jawbones and may recommend dental implants to secure them in place better.
- Partial dentures – When many of your teeth are still okay, but you need to replace some missing teeth, our Burlington dentist may suggest partial dentures. We would attach them to your existing teeth, over your gums, and covering your jawbone where necessary.
Daily Denture Care
Just like real teeth, taking proper care of your dentures will keep them looking better than if you were to neglect good oral hygiene. It is important to regularly, gently brush them with recommended soap or denture paste (since they are made of plastic, you should not use traditional toothpaste) and soak them overnight in a recommended solution. If they crack or break, contact us immediately.
Getting Used to Dentures
While it may take some time to get used to your new dentures, just like braces or a mouth guard, this adjustment period is normal. Take special precautions when eating at first, but generally try to avoid harder and stickier foods—including gum. In the event that you feel your dentures shifting around too much, denture adhesive may help ensure a more stable and secure fit, or you can freely contact us at Blossom Smiles Dental.
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