Southern Smiles Lawrenceville
General Dentist located in Lawrenceville, GA
Dentures replace some, most, or all of your missing or unhealthy teeth. At Southern Smiles Lawrenceville in Lawrenceville, we design dentures that last for years and look natural. You can get traditional dentures or opt for implant-supported dentures depending on your personal health and preferences. To schedule a consultation for dentures, call Southern Smiles Lawrenceville or book online today.
What are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic devices that include false teeth to replace many or all of your natural teeth. They also include prosthetic gums, which are pink and made of a softer material so the false teeth blend in seamlessly in your smile.
At Southern Smiles Lawrenceville, we make dentures and uses impressions and images of your mouth to make sure they fit well and look natural. The false teeth are made of hard resin or porcelain and are a natural shade of off-white. The false gums are usually made of a flexible polymer.
It takes some time to get used to wearing dentures, but we are there to meet all your needs. She answers your questions and makes sure you understand what you can and can’t eat with your dentures. She also teaches you the best habits for cleaning them.
What are my options for dentures?
Dentures come in several varieties. You can get full dentures if you need to replace all your teeth, or partial dentures to replace just some of them. Then, you may have the option to choose:
Immediate dentures streamline the process of getting dentures so you can leave the office with them right after any extractions that need to happen first. You’ll need to come back in for adjustments later after your gums heal.
Implant-supported dentures are more stable than the others because they latch onto titanium dental implants embedded in your jaw.
How can I clean my dentures?
One adjustment you’ll need to make to your routine with dentures is learning to clean them. Since most dentures are removable, you can’t just brush with them in your mouth to remove all bacteria and debris. Instead, you must remove your dentures and first run them underwater.
After removing most debris with a rinse, you should brush your dentures using a denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush. You can either use a denture cleaner or mild soap. Then, rinse them again. Using toothpaste, hard bristles, or any gritty materials to clean your dentures can result in damage, so you need to be gentle.
Once your dentures are clean, you must also clean your mouth before putting them back in. You can brush your gums with a soft toothbrush
To learn more about dentures and each of your options, call Southern Smiles Lawrenceville or book an appointment online today.