Whether you are considering getting dentures or you already have them, it is important to know about the different types of dentures and how to take care of them. Dentures are often seen as a necessary evil, but with the right information and care, they can be a comfortable and practical solution for people missing all or most of their teeth. In this blog post, we will cover the different types of dentures, how to take care of them, and what to expect when wearing them.
The Different Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures – partial and full. As their names suggest, partial dentures are for people who are only missing some of their teeth, while full dentures are for people who are missing all of their teeth. Partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal framework that holds the denture in the mouth. Full dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base that covers the whole palate.
How to Take Care of Dentures
In order to keep your dentures in good shape, it is important to clean them every day with soap and water or a mild denture cleanser. Avoid using harsh cleaning products or toothpaste because it can cause abrasions to the acrylic. Don’t forget to brush your dentures after every time you eat and again, before bed, to help keep them clean. To keep your dentures from drying out, soak them in water or a mild cleaning solution overnight while you sleep.
If you start to notice your dentures affecting your day-to-day life, such as making it uncomfortable to smile, chew and speak, call your restorative dentist at Green Meadow Dental to schedule an appointment. It is likely that you need to get your dentures replaced. It’s important to visit your Newington dentist at least once a year to check that your dentures still fit and don’t need any necessary repairs.
What to Expect When Wearing Dentures
When you first get dentures, it will take some time to get used to them. Eating and speaking may be difficult at first, but with practice, you will get better at it. It is also common for people to feel like their dentures are going to fall out when they first start wearing them. However, as your mouth gets used to the new dental appliance, this feeling will go away.
At Green Meadow Dental, we recognize how important it is to feel confident in your smile. Dentures can be a great solution for people who are missing all or most of their teeth. In addition to boosting your self-confidence, dentures help support your facial muscles, prevent your lips and cheeks from sagging, and permit you to eat and smile confidently. When you are ready to restore your smile, contact Green Meadow Dental. We are located in Newington, CT, nearby Berlin and New Britain. Contact our office at (860) 854-3363 to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation. We accept most dental insurance plans and have financing available for your smile restoration.