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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
As the aging process progresses, some people find that they need to have their teeth removed, possibly due to poor oral health, a disease or trauma. When this occurs, dentures are a convenient way to replace your missing teeth – restoring a beautiful and fully functioning mouth.
Types of dentures
There are three distinct types of dentures available at our Carson office: partial dentures, complete dentures and overdentures. Partial dentures are used when you still have some teeth left, but they aren’t strong enough to support a permanent bridge. The completely removable device is comprised of several artificial teeth with clasps that attach onto your existing teeth.
Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are used to replace a full set of missing teeth. Suction holds the device in place, and they may cause some pain and discomfort until you get used to wearing them. There are also two distinct types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. To create immediate dentures, Dr. Barkhordar will measure and model your mouth before your teeth are removed. Once your teeth are extracted, immediate dentures will be placed right away. The primary benefit of this option is that you won’t be without teeth while you’re healing from the extractions. Conventional dentures, on the other hand, are created and placed in the mouth after your extractions have been performed, once the area has fully healed.
The third type of dentures are known as overdentures. These are removable dentures that can be placed over your existing natural teeth or dental implants. To place them, Dr. Barkhordar will shape the remaining teeth so they fit the device perfectly. If you don’t have any remaining teeth, he can place implants in the jawbone and attach the overdentures to those.
Caring for your dentures
Just like natural teeth, your dentures are susceptible to tartar and plaque. As such, they need to be thoroughly cleaned every day to prevent stains, gum problems, bad breath and the spread of plaque to your gums and remaining teeth.
To clean your dentures, you will first need to remove them from your mouth. To begin, you’ll rinse and brush the teeth with a soft bristle toothbrush or a denture brush. From there, you can use denture cleaner to remove any debris and bacteria that may remain. While the dentures are out of your mouth, you’ll also want to gently clean your gums with a soft toothbrush.
While you sleep, let your dentures soak overnight. This will give your mouth a much-needed break from the device and ensure your dentures stay in optimal shape. If your dentures don’t have any metal, they can be soaked in warm water and denture cleaner. However, if they have a metal component, simply soak the dentures in warm water to prevent damage.
Eating with your dentures
It may take a few weeks for you to get used to eating with your dentures. To ease into the process, we recommend starting slowly, with small pieces of very soft food. Once that’s comfortable, gradually return to your normal diet – but avoid sticky, hard, and very hot foods. You’ll also want to stay away from chewing gum and toothpicks.
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Beautiful, strong and healthy teeth can transform your appearance and your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in our Carson office – and let us give you the natural-looking smile you deserve.
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