Dentures are removable appliances that replace natural teeth and restore your smile. If you have lost your teeth to gum disease, decay or injury, dentures are an easy to way to give you a natural and healthy look smile.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
You have several options for dentures, depending on your need. The three types of dentures are conventional dentures, immediate dentures and over-dentures. Conventional dentures are made after the gums have healed while immediate dentures are made immediately and inserted just after the teeth are extracted. With immediate dentures, gums heal underneath the denture. Over-dentures are used when you have a small number of natural teeth remaining. Remaining natural teeth can preserve the jawbone and support the dentures so over-dentures are fitted over these remaining teeth. You can also choose between upper or lower dentures, depending on your needs.
What Do Dentures Feel Like?
When your dentures are first fitted, they may feel uncomfortable. It’s natural to need time to get used to your new dentures. Your mouth will become accustomed to them in time but it’s important to schedule follow up appointments with your dentists at Lynnwood Dental Excellence Center to ensure the denture is providing the proper support.
How Do I Care For Dentures?
Like your natural teeth, you need to care for your dentures with good oral hygiene habits. You should brush your dentures daily to remove food and plaque. It’s also important to brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth before you inset your dentures to help circulation. Overtime dentures may need to be replaced or relined. For this reason, it’s important to keep up regular dental visits and maintain appointments at Lynnwood Dental Excellence Center to ensure your dentures continue to support you.