To avoid the mistakes you may have made that led to losing your teeth in the first place, you should learn the various steps you should take to make your replacement teeth last as long as possible. To get high-quality dentures and learn how to properly care for them so they will stay strong and beautiful for many years to come, call George A. Hoop, DDS today at 239-734-7737!
We can provide custom dentures options at either our Naples, FL dentist office or Fort Myers, FL dentist office. Regardless of which location you book an appointment with us at, you’ll be treated to professional, compassionate care.
Because every patient has unique oral health issues and smile goals, we offer a broad selection of restorative dentistry treatments to suit each person’s needs.
We accept many payment options for your convenience and open our doors at 8:00 a.m. every weekday so you can book a visit before you need to be at work.
Whether you need to replace several adjacent teeth with a partial denture or you are in need full arch dentures in your upper and lower jaw for a full-mouth reconstruction, we can provide a sneak peek of what your repaired smile will look like. You’ll know precisely what you have to look forward to!
We also want to do everything we can to help you protect your restored smile, so we will help you understand all the best practices for maintaining it. Read on below for some general guidelines for caring for dentures.
Learn The Best Practices For Maintaining Your Dentures
You may have lost your teeth for any number of reasons. For example, you could have experienced a traumatic accident and severely damaged many or all of your teeth – teeth that you took great care of but lost anyway. Accidents can be unavoidable, but you can still do everything you can to take care of your replacement teeth.
As anyone who has them can tell you, caring for dentures is very different from maintaining natural teeth (unless you have dental implant dentures, that is). But don’t worry – if you get traditional dentures from George A. Hoop, DDS, we will do all we can to educate you on how to properly care for your replacement teeth so they’ll last as long as possible.
We’ll answer any questions you have and discuss how to care for dentures, but here are few things you should do if you have dentures:
- Remove your dentures and carefully rinse them with water to get rid of food particles after you eat
- Be very gentle with your dentures when handling them to avoid warping the plastic or otherwise damaging them
- Gently but thoroughly clean your whole mouth (tongue, cheeks, gums, and roof of your mouth) with a soft-bristled toothbrush after removing dentures
- While you sleep, soak your dentures overnight in a special, non-abrasive cleanser to remove harmful particles and re-moisten your dentures (be sure to thoroughly rinse away all the cleanser before putting your dentures back in)
- If your dentures require denture adhesive, brush it all away from the grooves before putting them back in your mouth
- Maintain regular dental cleanings and exams with your dentist to check that your dentures are in good shape and fitting properly and your oral health is good
- Visit your dentist as soon as possible if you notice your dentures are not fitting properly (ill-fitting dentures can lead to sores, gum health issues, and other oral health problems, not to mention problems with slipping or falling out)
There are also various precautions you can take when handling your fragile dentures to prevent damaging them. For example, while cleaning your dentures or handling them for any other reason, you could put a soft towel on the flat surface of your sink and fill the basin with water. That way, if you do drop them, they will have a more forgiving landing and may not break.
Getting dentures should be a pain-free process. To ensure the procedure is comfortable from start to finish, we offer various comfort options for patients.
When making your dentures, we will take precise impressions of your mouth to ensure they are made to exacting specifications. We can also make your dentures to a specific shade of white so you can get the bright smile you’ve always wanted to have.