General Dentistry located in Redlands, CA
The media often portrays dentures as inconvenient devices that can fall out on a whim. However, today’s dentures are stable and look remarkably similar to your natural teeth. At ViVE Dental in Redlands, California, Linda Sah, DDS offers complete and partial dentures designed to blend in perfectly. To begin the process of getting dentures, call ViVE Dental today or request an appointment online.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace some, many, or all of your teeth. There are many ways you can lose enough teeth to warrant a need for dentures, including aging, dental disease, and traumatic oral injuries. No matter the case, the team at ViVE Dental ensures your dentures will fit well and look natural.
If you still have a few remaining natural teeth, partial dentures can replace the missing ones and prevent your healthy teeth from shifting over time. Full dentures replace all of your teeth.
Both types include solid porcelain or resin artificial teeth designed to look like your own, as well as soft polymer artificial gums that are pink in color to look like natural tissue.
What are my options for dentures?
ViVE Dental offers a couple of choices to upgrade your dentures. The team might recommend:
Valplast® partial dentures
Valplast partial dentures are uniquely comfortable because of their flexible plastic material. They also come in a wide range of shades to get the closest match to your natural tissue.
Implant-supported overdentures latch onto titanium dental implants instead of just resting on your gums. They help retain your jawbone density and facial structure and make it easier for you to adjust to chewing and speaking while wearing dentures.
How can I keep my dentures clean and in great shape?
Today’s dentures last for about 7-10 years with the right maintenance, cleaning, and care. Of course, accidents happen and dentures can break. However, there are many steps you can take to avoid wearing down your dentures or warping them so they no longer fit properly.
Steps for effective denture cleaning and care include:
- Storing them safely in warm (not hot) water
- Removing them to sleep
- Using a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your dentures and gums
- Using mild soap or denture cleaner to clean them
- Rinsing them before putting them back in your mouth
Keep in mind that, while dentures aren’t real teeth, they can still accumulate bacteria, plaque, and tartar if you’re not diligent about cleaning them. You should continue to come in for your regular check-ups at ViVE Dental to maintain your oral health.
To find out more about the benefits of replacing your teeth with partial or complete dentures, call ViVE Dental for an appointment today or book online.
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