Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA
Complete tooth loss is quite common. According to the American College of Prosthodontics, 36 million adults in America do not have any teeth, and 90% of those individuals wear dentures. For decades, dentures have been the go-to option for total tooth replacement. They are affordable, restore chewing abilities, and boost confidence. If you take good care of your oral health and properly maintain your dentures, they can last years. That’s why our restorative dentists in Bloomsburg at Hamilton Dental Care want to share maintenance tips for denture wearers. Find out how to make your dentures last while protecting your oral health.
Tips on Maintaining Dentures
Just like real teeth, dentures need to be cleaned daily. Failing to care for your dentures properly could lead to oral health issues such as bad breath, gum sores, or even a gum infection. Plus, neglecting your false teeth could cause them to wear out quicker. Maintain your dentures by following these steps.
After each meal, rinse your dentures to remove any food particles. We also recommend rinsing out your mouth before reinserting your dentures to ensure food does not become lodged underneath your false teeth.
Dentures work hard, especially when you’re eating. Food, buildup, and stains will accumulate on your dentures over time, which is why soaking them each night in an approved antiseptic solution will help keep them fresh, clean, and looking great. Just be sure not to soak them in hot water, as it could warp or damage your dentures.
Dentures are subject to plaque, and tartar buildup just like teeth are, which means that daily brushing is necessary. To avoid damaging or scratching your dentures, use a soft-bristled brush and an approved solution to clean them.
Get a Dental Exam
Many denture wearers mistakenly assume that since they do not have any real teeth, that they never have to go to the dentist. However, dental checkups are still necessary, even if you wear dentures. During these visits, our family dentists in Bloomsburg assess your jawbone and gum health, ensure your dentures fit as they should, and clean them to remove any buildup or stains. Denture adjustments can also be made during these visits.
Ask About Upgrades
Should you decide that you want to upgrade your dentures to a more realistic and comfortable set, ask about custom dentures in Bloomsburg. Higher quality than economy dentures, custom dentures are crafted to have a natural look, and the false teeth will compliment your smile with their custom size, shape, and shade.
If you’re looking for a permanent tooth replacement option, ask our Bloomsburg implant dentists about All-on-Four, a revolutionary implant system with teeth permanently attached. With All-on-Four, you never have to worry about removing your false teeth for any reason. It will almost be like having your natural teeth back.
General Dentists in Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg
Whether you’re looking to get dentures in Bloomsburg or find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, contact Hamilton Dental Care by calling (570) 387-0533 and schedule a consultation.