At Trinity Dental Centers, we ensure your dentures will be natural looking, highly comfortable, and will help improve your appearance and smile.
What are dentures?
A denture is a removable device for missing teeth and surrounding tissues and can be taken out and put back in your mouth. While there is an adjustment period where you get used to your dentures, Trinity Dental Centers provides natural-looking and comfortable options to help support and improve your smile.
Depending on whether you need some or all of your teeth replaced, your Trinity Dental dentist will help you decide the best option regarding full or partial dentures.
Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue begins healing, a full denture is ready for installation in the mouth about two to three months after the teeth have been removed. A partial denture usually comprises of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base, which is attached by a metal structure that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are typically used when one or more natural teeth exist in the upper or lower jaw.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Here are some important tips when it comes to handling your dentures:
1. When handling your dentures, hold them over a folded towel so they have a soft landing if they fall. Dentures are delicate and can break if they fall on a hard surface.
2. Always keep your dentures in water or denture cleansing solution so that they do not dry out. Also, never place your dentures in hot water, as this will cause shape change.
3. Brush your dentures daily to prevent food buildup, staining, and plaque from occurring.
4. Visit your Trinity Dental dentist if your dentures feel loose. Do not attempt to fix or bend your dentures as they can chip, crack, or break without professional dental handling.
When will I adjust to my new dentures?
Any prosthetic device can feel uncomfortable during the initial weeks or months. Eating certain foods and speaking may take a bit of practice. You may also experience increased saliva production or mouth sores. Our Trinity Dental team is with you every step of the way to ensure you are comfortable and adjusting to your new dentures. Patience and regularly wearing your dentures will also help the muscles of your cheeks and tongue to hold the dentures and allow your mouth to get used to their new helpers.
At Trinity Dental Centers, we are committed to restoring your teeth to a beautiful and functioning state. Our full and partial dentures are both excellent options that can get you to the smile of your dreams!