If you have lost your natural teeth, you’ve undoubtedly discovered that simple tasks such as speaking, and eating are very difficult. Without teeth, it can be nearly impossible to chew your favorite foods and you may even discover that people have a hard time understanding you when you talked. You may have also seen dramatic changes in your appearance, noticing that the reflection in the mirror appears to be of a person much older. At The Denture and Implant Clinic, we understand the profound impact of missing teeth on your life which is why we offer many options for tooth restoration including complete dentures.
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth that are set into an acrylic base and held in place by suction to your gums. Dentures are removable for cleaning and sleeping. The two types of removable dentures are partial and complete.
Complete dentures replace an entire arch of teeth – either the top, bottom, or both. If any teeth are left within the arch, they will be extracted and then impressions are taken. These impressions are used by a dental laboratory to create custom fitting dentures that will have an exceptional fit within your mouth.
Complete dentures are held in place by suction to your gums. If you’ve had dentures in the past, you may have noticed that they do not fit comfortably, or perhaps they even move out of place or fall out. This is because, without stimulation from a tooth root, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate over time, causing the dentures to not fit properly.
When you get fitted with dentures from The Denture and Implant Clinic in Epsom, you can guarantee that your dentures will fit properly. We use a revolutionary technique called mandibular denture suction that ensures your dentures will maintain a snug fit.
Caring for your dentures
Even though dentures are artificial teeth, it’s important to care for them properly. Always make sure to set a towel down on the counter before removing the dentures. This ensures that there is a soft cushion for them to fall on in case you accidentally drop them. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, gently clean the dentures with a special dental cleaner because regular toothpaste is too abrasive for dentures. Dentures should be soaked in a denture solution overnight. Always make sure to thoroughly rinse off the dentures before reinserting them into the mouth because the solution may be irritating to the gum tissue.
In addition to cleaning the dentures, it’s also important to continue to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent bacteria buildup and infections. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean the gums, tongue, and teeth.
Missing teeth can be a traumatic experience, but with tooth restoration from The Denture and Implant Clinic, you can smile with confidence again. Advancements in dental technology have made dentures a natural-looking, long-term option for patients to replace missing teeth. If you are in Epsom, call us today at 020 8629 1226 for more information.