Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a self-confident, healthy, beautiful smile is important even for patients wearing dentures. Dr. Nugent provides personalized denture services to create one of a kind dentures that feel great and look natural.
What are Dentures?
Dentures plastic and acrylic replacement teeth that sit on the jawbone and are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial dentures.
- Full dentures are for patients that have lost all of their teeth. Old fashioned full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Whereas, immediate full dentures are placed immediately after teeth extraction and require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use.
- Partial dentures are a prosthesis used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges.
Both type of dentures are replacements for having no teeth. They look like teeth but do not function the same as natural teeth. The dentures are not stable and move on the gum tissue. Eating with moving plastic teeth can be challenging.
Are dentures right for me?
Dentures are not for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures call our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Nugent and team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for you.
Dental Implant Dentures:
Technology and advancements in dentistry have created dental implant dentures. These dentures do not float on the gum tissue like old fashioned dentures. Dental implant dentures “snap” onto dental implants and are anchored to the jawbone. These implant dentures prevent the denture from moving and falling out. You will not need to wear denture adhesives with implant dentures. Furthermore, you will be able to eat the foods you love with implant dentures.
Get stable and secure dentures with implant dentistry.
Keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy with daily denture care. This is to remove bacteria from growing inside of your denture. When handling your dentures in your bathroom, stand over a clean, folded towel or a sink full of water. That way, if you drop your dentures, they are less likely to break.
It is important to brush your dentures every day to remove plaque and bacteria. Brush gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Also, it is important to rinse your dentures after each meal to get residual food particles of the denture.
At night when you take your dentures out, put them in water to prevent the plastic from drying out. You can put denture cleaning tablet into the water to help break up calculus and tartar
Lastly, even if you do not have any teeth it is still vital to keep your gums and tongue clean. Be sure to brush your gums and tongue every day.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a leader in denture care for Pasadena and Deer Park Texas. He has been voted best dentist multiple times. Experience what award winning dentistry can do for you. Call our office today to discuss dentures and implant dentures.