If some of your teeth are gone, we can help improve the appearance and function of your smile with complete or partial dentures. With a convenient location in Lewis Center, OH, a better looking and functioning smile is close and easy to achieve.
What is a denture?
Dentures are made up of artificial teeth and connected to a plastic base created to look like your real teeth and gums.
While dentures provide you with a better looking smile, they correct the overall function of your mouth. By supporting your cheeks and lips, dentures prevent the muscles in your face from sagging.
What are some different kinds of dentures?
It is important to make an appointment with us to go over the various types of dentures we offer. While there are several different kinds of dentures, each is unique and provides specific functions. At your initial appointment, we can discuss if dentures are a good treatment option for your unique dental needs.
Conventional Complete Dentures:
Conventional complete dentures include an upper and lower denture.
The upper dentures replace the top row of teeth in your jaw and locks onto your upper gums and palate, covering the roof of your mouth.
The lower dentures replace the bottom row of your teeth and are situated on your lower gums to support your tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles.
For conventional complete dentures to be positioned, your mouth can’t have any of your natural teeth. This means that some of your natural teeth may need to be taken out in order to place your dentures. If this is the case, once your gums have healed, then your dentures can be installed.
Implant-Supported Complete Dentures
Similar to conventional complete dentures, implant-supported complete dentures substitute your natural teeth. Rather than relying just on the structure, this kind of dentures utilizes implants to keep them secure.
Implant-supported complete dentures must be placed on healthy gums that have completely healed from teeth extractions and/or implant placements.
Immediate dentures are placed after your existing teeth have been extracted. Unlike other dentures, you don’t need for your gums to completely heal before we place your dentures. Although we might need to make further modifications when your gums heal.
Partial dentures are also made up of artificial teeth attached to a plastic base to match the appearance of your real teeth and gums. Unlike complete dentures, partial dentures require your mouth some remaining teeth because they have a plastic base that attaches directly to your teeth.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Dentures need extra care
Dentures need extra care to keep them functioning and looking good.
Dentures are delicate and need to be handled with care at all times. They can easily break if dropped even just a few inches.
When you’re not wearing your dentures, carefully place them on a folded towel or in the sink with cool water. It is important to never put your dentures in hot water because the heat can distort them.
When you don’t have your dentures on, they must be kept in water to keep them from drying out or changing their shape. Make sure to keep your dentures out of reach of pets and children as they can be a potential choking hazard.
Maintain thorough care of your dentures just as you would with your natural teeth.
To clean your dentures, first take them out of your mouth, wash with cool water to remove any food particles. Then use a special denture brush or a toothbrush with soft bristles and denture cleaner. After you’re done cleaning your dentures, wash them off with cool water to remove any unwanted chemicals from the cleaner.
Dentures are more fragile and should not be cleaned with regular toothpaste or toothbrushes with hard bristles. These products can be too harsh and scrape your dentures. This causes them to be more prone to stains, tougher to clean, and less visually appealing. We recommend using denture cleaners that have the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
To maintain a healthy environment for your dentures, you must continue to clean the inside of your mouth. Brushing the inside of your mouth each morning with a soft bristled brush helps tissue circulate and remove plaque.
Maintaining a healthy diet is essential for your dentures to stay in place and maintain proper support. Cleaning your mouth daily and a balanced diet can help keep your mouth healthy. Try to stay away from food that may cause discoloration or harm your dentures.
Visit the Dentist
Regular visits allow us to check if your dentures and mouth are functioning properly with each one another. We will check the fit or your dentures and look for any indication of oral diseases.
How do I know if I should get dentures?
Dentures are a great option if you have several missing teeth and want to ensure proper oral functionality and still look good. Call us or make an appointment to discuss the dentures that would be the most beneficial for you.
At Dental Group at Polaris we collaborate with premier lab professionals in Lewis Center, Columbus, Powell, Westerville, and Galena to provide you with the greatest dentures in Ohio.
Call us today (614) 888-3692 to make an appointment.
We can’t wait to help get your mouth working properly and that smile looking better than ever!
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