A replacement for missing or removed teeth is dentures. They are carefully designed by your dentist to fit snugly onto your gums so you can chew and smile with confidence. One of the popular materials used by dentists to make dentures is hard resin. With this sensitive substance, your teeth is held in position providing your mouth with the required aesthetic appeal.
If you have any problems with your teeth, your dentist can insert a denture implant over which your denture can be fixed. But as your gum moves regularly, it can make your denture fall off. This can be an unpleasant experience. So, we’ll be showing you how to keep your dentures sturdy.
- Keep your dentures clean always
Part of your everyday dental hygiene should be maintaining your dentures. Clean them daily so they don’t fall off or change shape. In doing this, avoid the use of toothpaste or other common cleaning agents that are toxic to their structure. It’s recommended that you use a special soft toothbrush for optimum results.
- Eat carefully and speak slowly
If you’re new to wearing dentures, learn to speak slowly and less as a small force can cause them to fall off. Your eating habits may be altered when using permanent denture implants. Begin with eating softer foods like soup, stewed veggies, and oatmeal. Why? So you don’t break your denture since it’s made of sensitive materials. Work your way up to eating foods like rice and steamed vegetables. With time, you can eat harder foods like bread and meat.
- Use a denture adhesive
The concern that your new dentures may come loose can be averted when you use the right denture adhesive. These adhesives can be available in form of liquid, powders, or cream. Upon application, it mixes with your saliva building a firm link between your gums and dentures causing them to remain in position. Your denture condition determines the kind of adhesive to be used. See a dentist to be better informed.
- Don’t sleep with your dentures in
Ensure you remove your dentures at night before sleeping as having them on for longer hours can change the shape of your mouth. Again, it allows your mouth to relax and recover from all that pressure.
- Keep your dentures in warm water when not in use
Doing this will ensure that your dentures maintain their shape and do not dry out completely.
Adhering to these tips can keep your dentures in tip-top condition; helping you maintain a good dental health. Should your dentures become weak and look like it’s going to fall off, do well to visit your dentist for help. If you need a fixed partial denture, our dentist can provide one that fits your mouth perfectly.
You can also book an appointment with us for help with getting acquainted with your new dentures and how to keep them firm and in position. We’ll be glad to provide useful advice to all your concerns.