Modern Denture Technology
The good news is; that those who need dentures today are receiving materials that have advanced significantly from the products available in past generations. We are now able to recreate natural-looking smiles, and each tooth can be positioned individually. The colours are more natural and comfort is better than ever before. Pratt Denture Clinic stays in the know about the latest industry breakthroughs as well.
Cleaning Your Dentures
Once you have dentures that fit well and are comfortable, it’s important to keep them clean so they maintain their appearance and prevent complications. The first step is to fill the sink with water so the dentures don’t break if you accidentally drop them. Next, rinse them thoroughly with lukewarm water—never use hot water—to remove all particles. Apply a paste and scrub gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse them again and place them in a cleanser overnight. Brush the rest of your mouth gently before reinserting the dentures and feel free to use mouthwash multiple times per day.
Denture Life Expectancy: 7-10 Years
A regular check-up can extend the life of your dentures. This is important to help maintain the general health of all of our patients, not just oral health. If you experience clicking, whistling, headaches, neck pain or draping corners of the mouth please come in for a consultation. Why take risks with your health? We’re here to help you!
Why Do Sore Spots Occur?
My teeth aren’t in good shape anymore. What should I do?
I need to get teeth pulled but I can’t be without teeth for any time. What are my options?
I had a consult with the denturist, and you advised me to get my teeth pulled and wait. Now what?
I notice when I eat now, I get food underneath. What can I do?
We will check the dentures and if they are not too old and worn out and the occlusion (the bite) is stable, we can reline your dentures. This is a same-day procedure with a morning appointment. Relines tighten the dentures after the tissues shrink. Unfortunately, tissue shrinking occurs for the rest of your life in old age. We have solutions for base dentures. Please call Shawnda for an appointment at 306-773-5005.