All About Dental Implants
If you are considering getting dentures or you already have them or you know someone chances are you must have a big load of questions them. The following article will be about all the information available on Dentures, what they are, how to take care of them, and how can they improve on dental hygiene. Hopefully, you will find all the answers you are looking for regarding Dentures, and see if they are a right fit for you or not.
They are synthetic teeth and gums, dentures are custom made, meaning a dentist in Chapel Hill NC makes a mold of your mouth in order to replace lost or removed natural teeth. They can be complete or partial substitutes meaning they can replace all teeth, top, bottom or both, or just a couple of missing ones. It doesn’t matter what type of denture you get, they will always be specifically designed to fit in your mouth and to visually match your existing teeth so no one can tell the difference.
Dr. Durusky offers dentures, partials and Veneers. If you’re looking for a dentist near me call him at Cornerstone (919) 595-1010 and schedule an appointment today.
WHAT ARE DENTURES MADE OF?
In the past, the teeth used to make the dentures were made of porcelain and sometimes plastic, nowadays the teeth are made out of a hard resin, they are a little more expensive than their porcelain or plastic counterparts. The materials used to make denture teeth tend to be more fragile than natural teeth, and they can easily crack or chip if you accidentally drop them or you don’t take proper care of them. Regardless of the material you pick (porcelain, plastic or resin) it will wear down faster than natural teeth, meaning you will need to have them re-done every at least every five years.
The artificial gum line, which is the supporting structure of the dentures holding the synthetic teeth in place is made out of either the same resin as the teeth or a more versatile polymer that won’t hurt your gums.
WHY USE DENTURES?
There are many reasons why people use Dentures, they can improve the appearance of a smile with teeth missing while also keeping the natural structure of your mouth healthy by helping to support the structures around your cheeks and lips. Dentures also help to improve your nutrition, by allowing you to eat foods that require you to chew, you can keep up with a diet and maintain your body properly nourished.
Finally, dentures are the perfect solution to get rid of any natural teeth that are causing you extreme pain and are affecting your dental health, such as rotted roots. In order to make room for the dentures, all those troublesome natural teeth will be replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative.
They are often used as the preferred replacement method for missing teeth, especially when the surrounding natural teeth aren’t capable of supporting a dental bridge or there are more than just a couple of missing teeth.
Partial dentures are not permanently fastened they can be easily removed in order to clean them or before going to bed.
Full or complete Dentures replace all of the natural teeth. They can be fitted for the top or the bottom gum line. They are held in place by using an oral adhesive and just like partial dentures they can be easily removed for cleaning purposes.
HOW TO CLEAN DENTURES
Regardless of the type of denture you use, all dentures require daily cleaning, as if they were natural teeth. Even they are artificial teeth they are still subjected to the same problems real ones are, like bacterias, plaque, and tartar.
In order to clean your dentures, you will have to remove them and run clean over them getting rid of any food lodge in the teeth, brush them using a denture brush and denture cleaner. Make sure you only use products designed for dentures or you will be risking damaging it.
PRESERVE YOUR DENTURES
Every night before going to sleep make sure you take the denture off, submerged it in warm water, not too hot or too cold. This is a very important step otherwise the denture will dry up during the night and become misshapen. If the dentures you have selected do not have any metal components you may use denture soaking solution.
Dr. Durusky of Cornerstone Dentistry offers cosmetic dental implants in Chapel Hill. For a free consultation call (919) 595-1010 to schedule an appointment.