Dentures And How To Care For Them

Dentures And How To Care For ThemThere is a common misconception that dentures are only for older people. While many older people do wear them, dentures are appropriate for anyone of any age who has experienced extensive dental loss. Dentures can be customized to your needs. If you need a full set for a full-smile restoration or partial dentures to replace specific sections of teeth, dentures can be made to suit your needs. Dentures supported by implants can be a sturdier route, and the implants can help prevent bone loss that is associated with tooth loss. If you have dentures, it is important that you care for them to the best of your ability. 

Handle With Care

Dentures supported by implants can become permanent structures in your mouth, while traditional dentures are removable. When caring for dentures, it is important to handle them gently. When you wash them, do so over a folded towel or softer surface, in case they fall. Many dentures have faced damaged from being dropped during cleaning. Avoid toothpick use, no matter what type of dentures you have. If you are storing your dentures over night, be sure to keep them out of reach of small children and animals.

Care For Your Mouth

Even though your dentures are not real teeth, it is important that you clean them. Gum disease is still a risk from bacterial buildup under the dentures and along the gum line. If you have partial dentures, it is important to still brush and floss your existing natural teeth. If your dentures are removable, it is important to clean your gums with a soft washcloth or soft toothbrush when the dentures are not in your mouth.

Routine Dental Visits

Dentures do not mean that oral healthcare is set and done. It is important to visit your dentist so that they can check for any changes in fit, sores, or any issues. If you notice any pain, it is important to talk to your dentist if you notice any of these changes yourself.

Ask Dr. Carmona about dentures and your smile

Are dentures a fit for your smile? To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.

Ernesto Carmona, Jr. DDS

Ernesto Carmona, Jr. DDS

Dr. Ernesto Carmona Jr. grew up watching both of his parents rewarded continuously by the love and fulfillment that they got from being dentists. Watching this example and seeing how fulfilling a career in dentistry was while being able to give the same passion and attention to their own family, Dr. Carmona chose to walk the same path and also pursue a career in dentistry.