Suffering the loss of all of your natural teeth can be difficult. With the advancements in dental technology and techniques replacing missing teeth with a denture can restore your smile and confidence. Replacing missing teeth is essential to maintain the health of your surrounding teeth, improve chewing and digestion too. If you are looking for dentures in Saginaw, TX, we can help.
What are dentures?
Dentures and partials are removable dental prostheses that replace any missing teeth you may have. They are supported by the hard and soft tissues left in your mouth after teeth are removed, including the ridge of bone underneath where your teeth used to be.
How do you care for a denture?
A denture is fragile, so it is important to handle it with care. Remove and brush the denture daily, preferably with a brush designed specifically for cleaning dentures, using either a denture cleanser or toothpaste. Never use harsh, abrasive cleansers, including abrasive toothpastes, because they may scratch the surface of the denture. Don’t sterilize your denture with boiling water because it will cause it to become warped. If you wear a partial denture, be sure to remove it before brushing your natural teeth. When not in use, soak it in a cleanser solution or in water. Get in the habit of keeping the denture in the same safe and handy place to reduce the chance of misplacement.
Continue seeing us for regular checkups.
It is important to continue having regular dental checkups so that we can examine your oral tissues for signs of disease or cancer. As you age, your mouth will continue to change as the bone under your denture shrinks or recedes. To maintain a proper fit over time, it may be necessary to adjust your denture or possibly remake your denture. Never attempt to adjust a denture yourself and do not use denture adhesives for a prolonged period because it can contribute to bone loss. When in doubt, consult our Blue Sky Smiles dental office in Saginaw, TX.
For any potential denture patient in the Saginaw area, we will begin the process with a consultation to determine the best course for you. This meeting will take many factors into account, including your oral health, teeth quantity and quality, medical history and, of course, your own wishes. Saginaw, TX dentist, Dr. Robinson will do everything possible to give you the smile you deserve. Contact us today at (817) 953-2572 to discover how to return the beauty to your smile with dentures.