Dentures are one of the restorative options our dentist may recommend for seniors. They can help restore chewing function, restore confidence in your appearance, and provide a natural-looking smile.
Your new dentures will be designed to last many years with proper care. They will become an integral part of your daily life, and you will need a few important items to properly care for them.
To start, you will need a soft denture brush and denture toothpaste. Do not use regular toothpaste, as it is not designed to be absorbed into dentures. The proper products will disinfect and polish the dentures to help remove food particles and stains.
You will also need a denture cup or denture cleaning solution. This helps to keep the dentures from drying out when not in use. Dentures that dry out can become damaged quickly and will be uncomfortable to wear.
If you have full dentures, you can care for them by soaking them in a denture solution or in water overnight. Brush them daily and make sure to rinse them after eating.
If you have partial dentures, clean them as you would your natural teeth. Brush and floss them daily and be sure to rinse them after eating.
After your dentures have been fabricated, you will be scheduled for a series of appointments to ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and securely. Your denturist may adjust or reline your dentures to help make sure they fit properly. These appointments ensure that your dentures fit correctly, which can help prevent gum irritation, sores, or other issues.
You will still need to clean your dentures regularly. As with natural teeth, plaque and tartar can build up on the dentures, which can contribute to bad breath, gum irritation, and other denture-related complications.
Eating with dentures may require some patience and practice. You may find that certain foods are more difficult than others to eat. Give yourself time to adjust to eating with your dentures. Your dentist may recommend some foods to avoid in the beginning.
Atlantic Dental, located in Denver, CO, is equipped with the latest amenities and modern technologies that enable the best dental care facilities for patients. Call us at (720) 738-8888 and schedule an appointment with the dentist.