How do I care for my dentures?
It is important to remove your dentures after eating and rinse them. When rinsing, put some water in the sink to protect them if dropped, or lay a towel out. Remove your dentures before bed and soak them in warm water with a denture cleaner. Be sure to rinse the dentures after soaking if you are using denture cleaner before re-inserting them. Clean daily with special denture brush or very soft bristled brush. Don’t use toothpicks, hard brushes or strong cleaners. Keep away from children and pets.
If you have full dentures, be sure you still take care of your oral tissue. Rinse and massage with soft bristled toothbrush across gums, palate, cheeks and tongue. If you have a partial denture, continue to brush and floss your natural teeth. Continue with regular recall appointments. Watch for changes in fit or comfort. Come in as required and don’t let it go without being taken care of.
How are my dentures made?
LWe believe in using state of the art equipment and materials in our in office lab. The SR Ivocap Injection System is utilized to help with smooth fabrication of dentures. We are currently in a transition phase, where we will be transitioning to utilizing state of the art digital scanning technology and milling machine in order to digitally fabricate and mill all of our dentures.
Do How many visits will it take to make my denture?
Currently, the required time frame to fabricate your dentures may range from 6-8 weeks and will include impressions, bite registration, try-in appointment, insert, and follow up appointments. With the new digital workflow to be implemented, the denture fabricating process can be done in as little as one day for complete dentures, or 2-3 weeks for both complete and partial dentures. You will be able to gather your case-specific information at your custom consultation appointment.
Will my dentures feel like real teeth?
Unfortunately dentures are not real teeth and will require some adjustments. There should be no reason; however, that with some alterations and healing time, that your dentures should not fit comfortably and function efficiently. Once your tongue and cheeks have had time to adjust to the new teeth, they will become more comfortable to eat, smile, insert and remove. Remember, if you have any concerns or difficulties; do not hesitate to contact the office. Issues with dentures may be easily resolvable.
Why are follow-ups necessary?
Follow-up appointments are crucial to making sure you’re getting the best fit out of your denture, and to make sure that you’re able to smile, eat and bite properly. It is also important to review denture and oral hygiene instructions and to assess the health of your surrounding oral tissue. After you’ve completed your follow-up appointments it is still important to visit for regular recall appointments. Even patients with complete dentures still require oral hygiene checks and exams to ensure your denture is serving you properly.
Why don't my dentures fit right?
Dentures may be ill-fitting for many reasons. Most commonly, weight loss, teeth loss, bone decay or other changes in health can impact the fit and retention of a denture. In these cases they may require a reline. It is also recommended that dentures be replaced every 5-8 years. If your denture is approaching that time frame, or is older, you may require a new denture.
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