If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, dentures have a history of allowing countless people to continue eating and speaking with confidence. Located in Laguna Beach, California, Laguna Beach Dental Excellence provides customizable modern dentures that look flawless and function perfectly. Haleh Fazeli, DDS, and the team can help you maintain them for many years to come. Schedule a denture consultation by calling the office or requesting one online today.
Dentures are devices made to replace many of your teeth. Partial dentures replace several of your teeth, while full dentures replace the complete row of upper or lower teeth. Full dentures are held in place with either dental adhesive or suction alone, but partial dentures often include frameworks that help them anchor onto natural teeth that are still present in the arch.
The team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence creates your dentures to fit in seamlessly among your natural teeth and oral tissues. Dentures include false teeth and false gums, each made to mimic the appearance of your natural smile. The prosthetic teeth are usually solid materials like resin or porcelain, while the gum component is usually a softer rubber or plastic.
Dentures restore your ability to eat the foods you love and help you speak clearly. Dentures can also restore the structure and shape of your face if you’re missing all or most of your teeth.
Cleaning your dentures is part of the process of maintaining them long-term. The team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence teaches you everything you need to know about keeping your dentures sanitary so you can minimize bacteria in your mouth.
You need to clean your dentures every day, just like your natural teeth. Start by removing them from your mouth and running them under water for a few seconds to dislodge any built-up food. Then, using a soft-bristled brush, gently scrub them with a mild soap or denture cleaner. After a final rinse, you can place the dentures back in your mouth.
Before returning your dentures to your mouth, you should also gently brush your gums and oral tissues.
Taking diligent care of your dentures helps them last for as long as possible, which involves being conscious of what you eat and how you treat them. To preserve your dentures’ integrity and extend their lifespan, you should:
Over time with normal wear and age-related changes, the fit of your dentures might change. It’s important to report any changes to Dr. Fazeli and continue coming in for your dental examination every six months at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence.
Schedule a consultation for full or partial dentures by calling Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or booking an appointment online today.