Full dentures incorporate your individual characteristics while mimicking the look of natural teeth. Specially designed and processed to ensure maximum comfort and fit, they provide a unique custom arrangement of teeth based on your age, sex and natural tooth shape for a beautiful lifelike look.
How Long do Dentures Last?
Over a period of time, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. Rebasing means making a new base while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see dentist annually for a checkup.
Here are tips for caring for your dentures:
1. When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or basin of water. Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped.
2. Don't let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you're not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp.
3. Brushing your dentures daily will remove food deposits and plaque, and help prevent them from becoming stained. An ultrasonic cleaner may be used to care for your dentures, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing.
4. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
5. See your dentist if your dentures break, chip, crack or become loose. Don't be tempted to adjust them yourself — this can damage them beyond repair.
See us if your dentures break, crack, chip, or if one of the teeth becomes loose. We can often make the necessary adjustments or repairs on the same day!