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What is the Most Common Reason People Get Partial Dentures?
Posted on 4/23/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
Unlike full dentures that serve as replacement teeth when no natural teeth remain in the mouth, partial dentures are created specifically to replace or fill the gap left by a couple of missing teeth. Partial dentures readily address the aesthetic problems of people with a few missing teeth. They are also less expensive compared with other options such as dental implants and much easier to maintain as it can be readily taken out for cleaning and worn again afterward. If you have queries about partial dentures, you can give us a call and we can discuss it further. Types of Partial DenturesThere are several types of partial dentures such as removable partial dentures, which is the most common type and the most affordable option. In this type, the dentures or false teeth are securely attached to the mouth through a metal framework. Another type is the flexible all acrylic partial dentures, which is much lighter and more aesthetically pleasing because it looks more natural sans the metal framework. Another type utilizes dental implants as an anchor to hold the partial dentures in place. There is also one known as transitional partial dentures, which, as the name suggests, is used temporarily while transitioning to dental implants. Important Reminders on Caring for Your Partial DenturesNeedless to say, it is of vital importance to keep your partial dentures clean and in good condition at all times for it to last long and to prevent further dental or oral problems later on. Make sure that you brush your dentures regularly using plain water and mild cleanser. While soaking your dentures in hot water may seem like a good sterilizing idea, do not do it as it can result in denture warping. Most importantly, do not fail to pay us a visit when you encounter denture problems such as cracking or chipping, among others....

What Holds Dentures in Place?
Posted on 4/13/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
Complete dentures stay firmly in place because they are created specifically to fit the shape of the gums and bone ridges in the mouth. As time pass by, the muscles of the mouth naturally adjust to perfectly conform with the dentures, thereby resulting to a much better fit or attachment. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are often kept in place by metal clasps that are attached to the remaining natural teeth. The clasps tend to securely hug the teeth and since natural teeth have roots, they are able to hold the partial dentures securely in place. Using Dental Adhesives for Better FitDental adhesives are often unnecessary, particularly if the dentures are well fitted. However, there are still many people who rely on dental adhesive considering that it makes them feel more secure that their dentures will stay in place and for a better fit as well. Dentures tend to become loose after some time considering that the bone and supporting gum tissue naturally changes, especially after the removal of natural teeth. When this happens, using dental adhesive can help to alleviate the problem, albeit temporarily. Dental adhesives can be in the form of pastes, pads, and powders. Regardless of the form, it is important that you read, understand, and follow the instructions on the label to the letter. Failure to do so can result in more serious problems than just loose dentures. For instance, if you are using a paste as a dental adhesive and you unknowingly put too much on the dentures, it can eventually lead to jaw problems or even ruin your dentures as well. Without a doubt, loose and ill-fitting dentures are not only uncomfortable but can also significantly impact your daily life in a negative way. While dental adhesives can help provide relief, it does not address the root cause of the problem. At the end of the day, you need to pay us a visit so we can adjust or find the best solution to keep your dentures in place....

How Long Does It Take to Adjust to a New Set of Dentures?
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
While it is relatively easy to get fitted and start wearing a new set of dentures, getting used to wearing them take a lot more time. Expect to have a difficult time doing your normal activities in the beginning such as eating and speaking. You can experience improvements every day, but it will generally take you about a month to carry out your normal activities without much trouble. During this period, it is best if you are continuously in touch with us, so we can make sure that your discomfort would be temporary and that you are healing well. Tips on Adjusting to New Dentures FasterWearing dentures require some getting used to. Fortunately, there are ways to help you adjust much faster. For one, you should avoid eating foods that require a lot of chewing. Consume soft foods until you are used to eating with your dentures. Learn to chew using both sides so that your dentures will remain balanced. As you progress, you can start eating regular food, but make sure to cut them into smaller bites and to continue chewing on both sides. Remember to increase your fluid intake and to avoid hard and sticky foods as well. The improvement may be gradual but be patient because it will eventually get better. The most important thing is to understand that we are your partner in this ordeal. While dentures can be painful, there are times when the pain is no longer normal and only a visit to our office and a thorough evaluation can determine that. Refrain from adjusting or doing anything to your dentures to try and make yourself more comfortable. Get in touch with us and we will surely help you to endure this adjustment period well. With our assistance, it would not be long before you get used to having your dentures and going back to your normal life....

All Posts:

What is the Most Common Reason People Get Partial Dentures?
What Holds Dentures in Place?
How Long Does It Take to Adjust to a New Set of Dentures?
Why Are Checkups So Important Following Dental Implants?
What Types of Problems Can Dental Bonding Cover?
What Perks Do You Get When You Get Customized Dentures?
Clenching Your Teeth Won't Be a Problem with Dentures, Right?
What to Do if You Need to Replace Your Dentures
Why It Takes Time to Adjust to a New Pair of Dentures
What Can Impact Dental Implants Healing?
What to do to Care for New Dental Bonding
Types of Crowns You May Get at a Dental Visit
Is Having Dentures an Inevitable Part of Your Future?
If a Dental Implant Post Does Not Heal Properly, Then What?

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