At Soulsmile, we love helping patients smile with confidence. A healthy and attractive smile is especially important for those who have lost all or most of the teeth, Soulsmile offers personalized denture services that help meet your unique needs. Unlike large corporate dental offices, we can make the extra effort to find the exact right denture solution and ensure you look and feel great.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are replacement teeth that are removable, but look and feel like your natural teeth. Patients have two options: full dentures or partial dentures. Most patients only choose full dentures when it is necessary to remove all of their teeth. A partial denture is an appliance that is considered a removable alternative to bridges. Teeth are bonded to a metal frame thats is attached to the natural teeth. These are a good solution to fill many gaps where teeth use to be.
Dentures are not the best solution for every patient who has experienced tooth loss. In many cases, dental implants can be placed instead and offer many benefits over dentures. Please schedule an appointment with us to discuss which option would be the best fit for you.
Caring for Dentures
Dentures require care just like your natural teeth because they can similarly attract bacteria and grow germs. Here are some suggestions for maintaining your dentures and your beautiful smile:
Be careful. When taking out your dentures, stand over a sink and even fold a towel in front of you, at least until you get more familar with the process. This can help avoid damages if you accidentally drop them.
Brush your dentures on a daily basis. Regular brushing will reduce the build up of plaque and tartar. Be sure to use a soft bristled brush. Even if you have a full set of dentures, do not neglect brushing your tongue and gums as part of your normal routine.
Rinse your dentures after meals to help keep them clean.
Use denture cleaners. Everyday dental products can be too harsh. Speak with Dr. Kivel about the products he recommends.
Keep your dentures in water when not in use. When dentures are not kept moist, they can lose their shape, break or crack. Different dentures and have different soaking protocols, so be sure to go over this with Dr. Kivel.
Broke your denture? Now what?
Accidents happen. If you broke your denture, whether it was done at Soulsmile or not, please call our office immediately. Continuing to wear a broken denture can cause harm and irritation in your mouth.
Finally, don’t be a stranger! We’d love to see you every six month for regular cleanings and to keep your dentures looking fantastic.