Through years of experience, dentists have realized that the best teeth we can have are our permanent teeth. But in some cases, patients may require dentures. Replacement teeth help fill out your smile by giving support to the cheeks and lips. This creates a more youthful, vibrant appearance by holding up facial muscles and also aids in speaking, chewing, swallowing and smiling.
Dentures can now be problem-free.
Many denture wearers are learning to smile again. Improved techniques for fitting dentures have made them more comfortable to wear than ever before. But despite this progress denture wearers may occasionally run into problems: gums can become sore and irritated if denture problems develop; plaque may build up on the bottom of dentures and irritate the gums; and if dentures become loose, sores can develop from slipping and wear.
How can denture wearers prevent problems?
●The best thing you can do to prevent problems from occurring is keep your dentures clean, especially when they are new and gums are most susceptible to irritation and infection.
●Brush your gums to remove plaque and to maintain good blood circulation.
●Always remove your dentures at night.
●If sores develop or gums become inflamed, refrain from wearing your dentures as much as possible. This will help your gums heal faster.
If sores do not heal, see your dentist. If dentures become loose, do not try to fix them on your own. Regular visits to the dentist will ensure that your dentures fit properly and will keep problems from developing.
Dentures Need Not Look Artificial
Your dentist is among a select few who use the Simply Natural Denture System
for natural looking full dentures. They resist staining, are stronger, last longer, and fit more comfortably than typical dentures.
Here are the easy steps required for your dentist to make your new Simply Natural Dentures.
At your first appointment
your dentist will ask you some specific questions about your present dentures and about how you want your new dentures to look. Impressions are taken and the models sent to the lab for fabrication of an esthetic guide.
During your second appointment your dentist uses your unique esthetic guide to determine your personal smile characteristics. The guide is positioned in your mouth, your bite is set and the front teeth readjusted. This helps your dentist recreate your natural smile. Special consideration is taken to ensure proper lip support and a pleasing smile line for your facial contour.
At the third appointment a wax copy of your new denture is fitted into place to confirm tooth position and bite. Any changes to your smile or bite are then made to the wax copy if necessary. When you and your dentist are completely satisfied the wax copy is sent to the laboratory for final processing.