Dentures replace natural teeth and restore your smile. If you have lost your teeth to gum disease, decay or injury, dentures will provide you with a natural and healthy looking smile. Dentures are removable and very popular option for those who are missing teeth.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
There are many different types of dentures including conventional dentures, immediate dentures and over-dentures. Conventional dentures are made after the gums have healed. Immediate dentures are made immediately after the teeth are extracted and at the same time. Your gums heal underneath the immediate denture. The third type of dentures are called over-dentures and they are used when you have a small number of natural teeth remaining. They are fitted over remaining teeth and allow the remaining natural teeth to preserve the jawbone and support the dentures. You can also choose between upper or lower dentures, depending on your needs.
What Do Dentures Feel Like?
In the beginning, you may feel slight discomfort or pain from your dentures. You may require a little bit of time to get used to dentures and accustomed to how they feel. They will get more comfortable but ensure everything is working properly by scheduling follow up appointments with your dentists at Port Orchard Dental Excellence to ensure the denture is providing the proper support.
How Do I Care For Dentures?
It’s important to care for your dentures like you would care for your natural teeth and good oral hygiene habits are essentials. Be sure to brush your dentures daily to remove food and plaque, as well as, be sure to brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth to help circulation. If you have over-dentures, they may need to be replaced or relined after a certain amount of time. For this reason, you should keep up with your regular dental visits and maintain appointments at Port Orchard Dental Excellence to ensure your dentures continue to support you.