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Denture Care Tips

Full or partial dentures might be tough to adjust to. They may initially seem loose, bulky, and unnatural. Follow these steps for a faster adjustment period:

  1. Wear your dentures all day at first.
  2. Use adhesive only if Dr. Trinh recommends it.
  3. Remove your dentures before sleep.
  4. Remove dentures and clean with a toothbrush in water. They can be soaked in denture cleaner, but brushing is required.
  5. Any "sore areas," pain, or looseness should be reported to Dr. Trinh.

Never modify your dentures. Adjustment times vary depending on the person and mouth.

Remember that it will take time to get used to your new teeth.

Denture Resorption

After six months of wearing a denture, you will have lost 40% of your jawbone structure.

If you have worn a denture for a few years, you already know about bone loss. The reason your denture doesn't fit like a year ago, is that you don't have the same jawbone structure to support it.

Wearing a partial denture will cause bone loss.

Loss of jaw bone structure limits possibilities. A dental implant is a logical choice to help stop bone loss.

Flexible Partial Dentures

Flexible partials are really comfortable. This is because they are constructed using the most up-to-date thermoplastic resin technology.

Depending on your situation, flexible partials may be made entirely of thermoplastic, or they may be mixed with Vitallium bio-compatible metal for enhanced strength.

Full Arch Dentures

A complete arch denture is a removable tooth replacement solution. They may be made to fit the patient's preferences (tooth form and color). Denture materials and design have improved. If you already have partial or full arch dentures, they may be loose or sliding. This might cause gum irritation, impede chewing and speech, and reduce confidence while speaking or laughing with others. If the fit is a problem, talk with Dr. Trinh. He can help restore your dentures to the correct fit.

Immediate Dentures

Dentures produced specifically for instant placement in the mouth following extraction of all-natural teeth are referred to as immediate-use dentures. While your gums are healing following the extraction, you won't have to worry about showing off your lack of teeth as you leave the dentist's office. Your denture is custom-made to fit your mouth precisely as it was at the time of the impressions. If you don't get the dentures adjusted within the following few months, it's conceivable that the dentures may irritate your gums. After teeth are removed, the gums shrink, which necessitates an adjustment of the denture within the first few months. Immediate dentures also serve as a bandage for the extraction sites, keeping the tooth sockets from getting infected or painful. Remember that you should never remove the denture on your own, even for a short time, unless your dentist tells you to. Because of the swelling of the gums that occurs when dentures are removed for the first time, they may not be able to be put back in.

Over Denture

An over denture fits on top of natural teeth or dental implants. Many individuals have dentures that don't fit properly or fall out while they speak or eat. Making a dental plate that covers and attaches to anything underneath the tooth might be a solution to this issue. Keep a few of your natural teeth in place, or have dental implants placed in your jawbone under your denture. After teeth are removed, there is a normal process of bone loss in the jaw occurs. Natural teeth are not covered by traditional over dentures. One or both cuspids can be covered and attached to with a denture. A denture supported by dental implants can be placed on top of the implants. Special attachments are introduced into the denture so that it may latch onto the retention devices that are placed on the implants. Mini implant dentures are gaining in popularity as a novel technique—titanium screws into the jawbone to form tiny implants, which are thin and lengthy. In many cases, existing dentures may be repurposed to fit over the implanted prosthetics.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures that may be taken out and put back in are made of a metal framework and plastic teeth. The denture is held in place by metal clasps or other attachments in the framework. For cleaning purposes, you can remove partial dentures.

Clasps are the denture framework's C-, I-, and Y-shaped elements that attach to adjacent natural teeth. These teeth may require shaping to grip the clasps better and maintain a stable fit for the denture over time.

Precision Partials

Interlocking components hold precision partial dentures in place in the mouth. When a natural tooth has been crowned, an extension of the partial can be inserted into or onto the crowned recess or protrusion of the normal tooth. This makes for anti-slip dentures that won't move or come out when you speak or chew.

Suction Cup Denture

A suction cup denture is made up of a series of small suction cups composed of soft silicone rubber that gently clings to the oral mucosa without causing discomfort.

Suction cup dentures are appropriate for maxillary and mandibular restorations, as well as individuals with flat ridges.

In San Jose see Dr. Trinh, he can convert any normal denture to a suction cup denture with ease.

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