The basic definition of dentures (dental implants) is a removable plate or frame which holds one or more artificial teeth together. For those who are in need of dentures, there are a few options available for to restore a person’s smile. They include the following:
Removable Dentures. They could be either complete or partial dentures, which depends on the number of missing teeth.
Implant-Retained Dentures. Examples of factors that may be considered when making this decision include bone loss and patient needs and preferences.
Denture Care, Cleaning, and Usage
In addition to directing the fabrication of the denture, dentists provide information to patients on the proper care and use of the appliance. Like natural teeth, dentures must be cleaned daily to remove food particles and bacteria, and to help prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained.
Placing a denture in water, or a denture cleanser solution, when they are not being worn helps the denture retain its shape, remain pliable, and keeps it from drying out. Dentures should never be placed in hot water, which could cause them to warp. Neither bleach nor powdered household cleansers, which can be abrasive, should be used to clean dentures as they might damage the denture. Denture adhesives are not a remedy for ill-fitting dentures, which may need to be relined or replaced to prevent oral sores from developing.
Commercial denture cleansers for removable dentures come as tablets, creams, pastes, gels and solutions. The first step in cleaning dentures is to rinse away loose food particles and remove any denture adhesive. Denture cleanser tablets are dropped into warm water to create an effervescent solution. Dentures are removed from the mouth and placed in the solution. Soaking dentures in the cleaning solution helps kill germs that can cause odor. The amount of time dentures should be soaked—from a few minutes to overnight—depends on the manufacturer’s instructions.
Denture cleansing creams, pastes or gels are brushed on the denture after it is removed from the mouth and then rinsed off, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Denture cleansers should not be used while dentures are still in the mouth. In addition or as an alternative to commercial cleansers, dentures can be cleaned with toothpaste or soap—mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid—warm water and a soft-bristle toothbrush.
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About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions.