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How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
Posted on 4/10/2018 by Front Desk
If you have missing teeth, one of the most cost-effective options is getting dentures. These devices are more affordable than implants and bridges and can provide the level of comfort necessary for speech and eating food. However, within the first few weeks, the device will feel uncomfortable and unnatural. There are also adjustments you will need to make before you get accustomed to eating and speaking with the device in place. If they fit properly, you should expect to adjust to it in about four weeks. Changes in the MouthThe tongue and cheek muscles will need time to learn to keep the dentures in place. Within the first few weeks the device will feel awkward in your mouth. Within the first four weeks, speech is also likely to be uncomfortable. You may need to practice speaking certain words to get used to talking with the artificial teeth. Initially, the device may slip when you cough, laugh, or speak fast. As a result, you may become more self-conscious at this stage. In the event that these problems become frequent, you should turn to the office and speak with the dentist. Avoiding Complications Within the first few weeks it is possible that you may experience some soreness in your gums. This may happen as your gums adjust to the changes. However, dentures need regular cleaning to prevent soreness and infections. Vigorous brushing of the dentures is discouraged. The device is cleaned by soaking it in a solution overnight. You will be required to see our dentist after one or two weeks to have your gums and dentures checked. The dentist will check if there is any irritation or if there is any damage to the device to avoid irritating of the gums. Sometimes an adhesive is needed to ensure that the fit is perfect. Our dentists can recommend various options for any challenges you are facing with your dentures. Call us today for more information....
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How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Front Desk
Imagine yourself at a party and you are enjoying the night. Suddenly, while cracking a joke your dentures fell off, in front of your boss and business partners. What can be more embarrassing than that? How do you pull it off? Thankfully, partial dentures these days can be held in place and fitted correctly to avoid this scenario. Dentures are Made to Fit and Stay in PlacePartial dentures are fitted and customized to match the client. It takes time to make a perfect denture that will fit just right. Partial dentures are composed of artificial teeth on a gum-colored plastic foundation. To fit well, it may have metal bridged or framework that connects to other teeth. These dentures are made to withstand force when eating and stay fitted when speaking or chewing. Dentures should fit in place naturally. It should not be forced to stay in place. This can cause it to break and even damage your gums. If there are debris left in your teeth, it can affect how it fits on your gums. You will also feel discomfort, especially when talking or chewing your food. The bone structure of the mouth can change fast; this is why it is essential to have dentures checked every year. This will help you know if it needs to be readjusted or replaced. Using your dentures often will help you determine if it needs to be adjusted or if it's indeed the right fit. Proper care of dentures is also the best way to keep them in their best shape. We are experts in dealing with partial dentures. We are passionate in providing quality dental service to our customers. We love to see you live a happy and fulfilling life, so visit us now to have your partial dentures or have it checked for fitting....
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Do You Need an Overdenture?
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Front Desk
While necessary for some individuals, wearing dentures can be frustrating. Dentures tend to slip easily, resulting in discomfort as well as embarrassing situations. Eating foods that you most enjoy can often be too difficult as well. Moreover, dental adhesives do not work well enough and are unable to retain your dentures in a secure and comfortable position. For those of you who deal with these problems, an overdenture may be an ideal solution. What is An Overdenture?Titanium implants (or screws) are surgically implanted into the lower and/or upper jaw bone. They attach to your jaw and act in the same way as a tooth root. Next, a partial or full set of dentures is securely fastened onto an anchor located on the actual dental implant. Who Would Benefit from an Overdenture?Individuals who are missing one or more teeth would benefit from an overdenture dental treatment. One of the numerous benefits offered from an overdenture is it being a low-cost solution that some individuals need. This makes them a great solution for everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Improved FunctionDental implant anchors stabilize your dentures to the jaw. This improves the ability to chew your food without the need for extra movement. Oftentimes, adhesives are used to secure normal dentures in the mouth, easily leading to them adjusting uncomfortably or coming loose in your mouth. With an overdenture, they are securely fastened to your mouth making it impossible for them to move. Bone Loss SlowedThe jawbone is continued to be stimulated due to the implant acting in the same way as a natural root of a tooth slowing down the resorption process. If you use dentures and are no stranger to the traditional complaints regarding them, you may be an ideal candidate for an overdenture treatment. Contact us and let us know how we may help you today!...
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All Posts:

How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
4/10/2018
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
3/23/2018
Do You Need an Overdenture?
3/13/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
2/23/2018
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
2/13/2018
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
1/23/2018
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
1/13/2018
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
12/23/2017
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
12/13/2017
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
11/23/2017
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
11/13/2017
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
10/23/2017
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
10/13/2017
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
9/27/2017
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
9/17/2017
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
8/25/2017
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
8/15/2017
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
7/30/2017
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
7/23/2017
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
6/25/2017
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
6/15/2017
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
5/27/2017
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
5/17/2017
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
4/27/2017
Signs of a Denture Allergy
4/17/2017
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
3/27/2017
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
3/17/2017
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
2/27/2017
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
2/17/2017
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
1/27/2017
How to Care for Dental Bonding
1/17/2017
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
12/30/2016
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
12/20/2016
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
11/30/2016
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
11/20/2016
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016




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