Dentures

Dentures allow patients with missing teeth to enjoy a natural-looking smile and functional, strong teeth for chewing, speaking and more. We create one-of-a-kind dentures that provide minimal distractions and feel comfortable when in use.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable replacement teeth that can compensate for missing teeth in an adult mouth. There are two types of dentures, partial and full. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that connects to other natural teeth still in your mouth. Full dentures are removable and fit into the mouth when all the natural teeth have been removed.

Anyone who has lost teeth and has relatively healthy gums and remaining teeth are good candidates for dentures. However, dentures are not for everyone. Among the issues that may signal that dentures are not right for you include a sensitive gag reflex, grinding teeth during sleep, bone loss in the jaw and smokers. Your dentist will be able to review your oral history with you and provide a unique analysis of your denture needs. Modern denture technology allows you several choices for you to review with your dentist.

How Do I Care For Dentures?

Dentures need daily care in order to keep them clean and eliminate bacteria from getting into your mouth. Like teeth, the better you take care of your dentures, the better they will look and feel.

Here are 5 tips on taking care of dentures:

  1. Brush your dentures every day with a soft toothbrush to get rid of plaque and tartar buildup.
  2. Keep the inside of your mouth, such as the tongue and gums, clean by using a soft-bristled brush every day.
  3. Use a mild denture cleanser instead of harsh and abrasive cleaners like toothpaste or mouthwash.
  4. Always clean your dentures over a soft surface, like a folded towel, to prevent them from breaking if you drop them.
  5. Store your dentures in a special cleaning solution to keep them moist and prevent them from losing their shape or cracking.

If you experience any problems with your dentures, please contact Bridge Creek Dental right away for a replacement. Broken or cracked dentures can cause additional harm to your mouth, so don’t delay.

 

If you would like to learn more about dentures or any other dental service, please contact Bridge Creek Dental at (406) 652-1600 for a consultation. We look forward to serving you!

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