Dentures are necessary for both aesthetics and function. If you have lost all or some of your teeth, dentures are a great option to bring your self-esteem and health back to where it was when you had a full set of teeth.
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges.
Dentures at Paramount Dental Arts
Typically, it takes between three and five appointments to fabricate a great-looking and comfortable denture. After the dentures are initially inserted, it usually takes between three and five follow-up appointments for “fine tuning.”
Unlike other offices, our fee includes complimentary follow-up appointments. Whether one day or one year from the date the denture is inserted, if you have a problem with your denture or need an adjustment, just schedule a complimentary visit! Once you are completely satisfied and comfortable with your denture, a yearly follow-up visit to our Clifton, NJ dental office should be scheduled to check the health of the gums.
Your first set of dentures will be like breaking in a new pair of shoes. It will take some time for you get used to eating a speaking with them. However, if you follow our recommendations and continue to wear your dentures regularly, in time, you will not even notice that you are wearing them!
Dentures, just like natural teeth, require daily maintenance to stay clean and keep bacteria from growing inside of your mouth. Keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy!
- When handling your dentures, stand over a clean, folded towel or a sink full of water. This way, if you accidentally drop your dentures, they are less likely to break.
- Your dentures are not immune from plaque and tartar build-up, so it's important that you brush your dentures every day. To brush your dentures, use a soft-bristled brush and gently brush the surfaces of the dentures, being careful not to break or bend the plastic. Between brushings, it's important to rinse your dentures after each meal.
- Even if you have a full set of dentures, it's important to keep your gums and tongue clean. Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush to gently clean your gums and tongue every day.
- Use a gentle cleanser to clean your dentures. Many toothpastes, household cleaners, and mouthwashes can be too hard on your dentures, so it is recommended that you use a mild hand or dish soap to get your dentures clean. Be sure to check for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval to choose products that are safe for your dentures, or ask a member of our Clifton dental team about which products may be best for you.
When you are not wearing your dentures, they need to be kept moist. Dentures that are not kept in a denture cleaning solution or in water can dry out, lose their shape, or even crack and break. Certain styles of dentures require certain soaking solutions, so be sure to ask Dr. Schild which solution is best for your dentures.