Jack Vayner, DDS strives to provide you with the most comfortable, well-functioning and natural-looking tooth replacement options. Whether you are only missing just a few teeth or all of your natural teeth, we can create a plan which will improve your overall appearance, health, and smile. Schedule your dentures consultation today!
In order to create natural-looking and fitting full or partial dentures, we must take impressions of your current teeth and gums. Dentures look like natural teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Prosthetic dentures may need to be fixed with adhesive daily. However, there are some fixed denture options available as well. Think you may want dentures? We’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
Fixed dentures consist of a bridge which is supported by mini implanted teeth and gives a more stable, fixed structure like your natural teeth. Fixed dentures also have a few perks that will benefit you in the long-term health of your mouth. Fixed dentures may prevent deterioration of the jawbone and help you maintain your facial shape. Fixed dentures are also a permanent affordable restoration after having lost or losing all of your teeth.
Both fixed and removable dentures can ensure your ability to speak and eat with ease without worrying about slippage or movement of the fixtures. Removable dentures, however, are not secured into place and can be removed for any reason. The perfect fit is only a few visits away.
Please contact us if you need to talk about your options or ask any questions you have about how we can replace your missing teeth with a comfortable, natural-looking restoration and create a comfortable, beautiful smile for you today! We care about your smile!
Once you get your new dentures, it will likely take a while to get used to eating with them. Your gums may feel sore during this adjustment period, so we recommend eating soft foods that don’t require a lot of chewing for a while. You may also find it beneficial to cut food up and only use your back teeth to chew instead of biting into things. Once you have adjusted to wearing your new dentures, there are very few limitations on the foods you can eat, and chewing with a full set of durable, functional teeth should make eating much easier.
Dentures should not be brushed with toothpaste like natural teeth. Instead, it is recommended that patients brush their dentures with a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner to keep their dentures clean and in good condition. Then, you will want to soak your dentures in a denture solution overnight to kill bacteria and keep them moist. You should gently brush your gums twice per day to keep them clean and rinse your dentures with cold or warm (not hot) water in the morning before putting them back in your mouth.
It is not recommended that patients sleep while wearing their dentures, but it can be done if necessary. If you decide to sleep in your dentures, you should remove them and clean them before putting them back in for the night to keep them fresh and clean. Dentures must remain moist so that they keep their precise shape. Mouths tend to become dry during long periods of sleep, which is not the ideal environment for dentures. It also tends to be more comfortable for patients to remove their dentures and let their gums rest during the night.
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