Drs. Skowron & Salari
Types of Dentures
There are two main categories of dentures, partial and complete. Partial dentures are used when some but not all teeth are missing. These dentures are anchored to neighboring teeth or held in place using adhesives.
Complete dentures are used when most or all of the teeth in an arch are missing. They can be used on the top and bottom arches and are usually held in place using adhesives or dental implants.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Typically, dentures last between eight and ten years. Your jaw naturally changes over time, and adjustments may be needed to ensure that your dentures continue to fit properly. To help maintain your oral health and to help your dentures last longer, we recommend you visit our office at least twice a year for your regular biannual check-ups.
How Do I Take Care of My Dentures?
Dentures need to be brushed like natural teeth. Make sure to use a toothbrush that is specially designed for dentures. Using abrasive materials such as harsh or whitening toothpaste, strong cleansers, or stiff-bristled brushes can scratch and damage your dentures.
After your dentures have been cleaned, and before heading to bed, they need to placed in a soaking solution. Removing them every night allows your gums to rest while you sleep. Taking these steps will help extend the life of your dentures.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
Dentures have been used for many years. They help people eat, speak, and smile normally again. Modern dentures are designed to fit your mouth better and are far more comfortable to use and wear. If you have any questions about dentures or need help with dentures that don’t fit right, schedule a visit with Dr. Skowron or Dr. Salari today.