If you have missing teeth, then it can negatively affect your habit of eating, speaking, and the aesthetics of your smile. If you do not treat it, then it can cause jaw bone loss, shift your remaining teeth, and changes in the appearance of your face. Dentures are customized, which help in restoring the look and function of your smile, and maintaining them is quite easy as well.
What are the different types of dentures?
If there are a few missing teeth, a partial denture might be the right option for you. If there are more missing teeth, then you might require a complete restoration. There are many types of dentures, that can help in fixing some dental issues. Some of them are:
Immediate dentures: Immediate dentures are placed soon after extracting the remaining teeth, and might be adjusted later as your gums heal.
Upper dentures: Upper dentures help in replacing the upper teeth only.
Over dentures: Over dentures take the support of one or more of the remaining teeth. They help in providing greater stability while chewing or biting.
What is the process of getting dentures?
During the first appointment, the dentist takes a wax bite impression. The measurement provided will be exact fitting for your teeth, gums, and mouth. Next, your dental restoration is carefully fabricated in the dental lab. When you come for the next visit, the dentist works with you to fine-tune the shape, color, and fit. After the completion of this process, you can enjoy your dentures for a long time.
How can you take care of your dentures?
In order to make your dentures last long, you need to follow the steps below:
- Brush your dentures daily with soft bristle brush and special denture paste.
- Remove your dentures at night to allow your gums to rest.
- Place your dentures in a cup with water during the night.
- Never wrap your dentures in paper tissues or other disposable wrappings to avoid the risk of throwing it to the trash.
- Place and remove your dentures with care, following the dentist's instructions.
- Don't try to adjust your dentures by yourself, if you feel uncomfortable set an appointment with your dentist.
Call us (664) 685-6460 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Lamas for a consultation at our office in Tijuana Baja California, México.