How To Get The Most Out Of Your Dentures [BLOG]
Dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and nowhere is that more obvious than with modern tooth replacement!
At Oregon Smile Care Center, you can get affordable, natural-looking dentures so your smile is complete and beautiful again.
Many people still prefer removable dentures, which is why Dr. Hanson and our team do all we can to provide high-quality, lifelike replacements so you can feel comfortable and confident!
Dentures Can Help You Smile With Confidence Again!
When you’ve lost a significant number of teeth, it’s just not practical to rely on dental crowns and bridges to restore your smile.
For full or partial arch replacement, traditional dentures are still a widely-popular choice. In fact, you can even combine dental implants to secure your dentures thanks to modern technology at Oregon Smile Care Center!
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Dentures
You can enjoy life with dentures for up to a decade or more, give or take, before you’ll need to replace them with Dr. Hanson. But there are ways you can get the most out of them to optimize their longevity!
*You’ll Need To Clean Your Dentures Nightly*
We’ll help you choose the right cleaning solutions and tools that are appropriate for your dentures. You’ll use them to clean your dentures every night so you don’t risk letting stains build up on them or exposing yourself to infections.
*Be Careful Not To Damage Your Dentures*
We know you’ll take good care of your dentures, but it’s just important that we mention the value of caution when you handle them. If you take them out in the kitchen or bathroom where the floor is likely a hard surface, you could risk damaging them if you were to drop them accidentally. The point is to make sure you’re being careful not to drop them or that you’re in an environment where if that were to happen, you’ve minimized the risk for damage to your dentures.
*Let Your Dentures Soak Overnight*
Traditional dentures adhere to the top of your gums, so all day long, you’re putting pressure on those delicate tissues as you eat and speak. You’ll need to let your gums rest, which is why we recommend taking them out at night.
The important thing to remember is that you don’t want your dentures to dry out, so you should soak them in water while you’re not wearing them.
*You Can Clean Your Dentures With Room Temperature Water*
Any time you clean your removable dentures, always make sure that the water you’re using isn’t too hot. That’s because your dentures can change in shape and color due to the heating and cooling process, which you don’t want to happen.
*Come Back For Denture Fittings Now & Then*
You’ll visit us routinely for cleanings and exams. We want to make sure you’re still safe from periodontal infection and other oral health problems.
Dr. Hanson can also make sure you’re still happy with your dentures, how they look, and how they fit. If there are any issues, he can make the necessary modifications or adjustments.
*You Can Use Dental Implants To Stabilize Your Dentures*
Thanks to Dr. Hanson’s training and experience, we’re able to offer a more secure option in dentures by adding dental implants to your replacement teeth.
Using only a few strategically-placed implants, Dr. Hanson can keep your dentures firmly in place so you can chew more challenging foods and keep your jawbone stimulated and strong in those areas.
Make An Appointment
Dr. Hanson will make sure your dentures look natural and feel comfortable so that you can enjoy the quality of life you deserve.
We will support you every step of the way and make sure you’re getting the most out of your replacement teeth from our Salem, OR dental office!
Get started on your journey back from tooth loss by scheduling your consultation with us.
Call Oregon Smile Care Center at 503-837-2718 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.