Do you have missing teeth that impact your appearance and lifestyle? If so, you may benefit from our custom-made dentures in Belmont. Dr. David Salibian offers a variety of denture options to treat a wide range of cases. Before committing to your treatment, we’ve included some important information you may be curious about! Read on to learn more about our dentures and whether or not they are right for you.
We offer different types of dentures to treat all patterns of tooth loss:
If you’re missing part of your smile or random teeth throughout your mouth, Dr. Salibian can use a partial denture to complete your grin like missing pieces to a puzzle. A partial denture is typically made up of a gum-colored base that is attached to artificial teeth, held in place using metal clasps.
For those missing all or most of their teeth, we may recommend a full denture. This is a gum-colored based attached to artificial teeth that are typically made of durable resin. The prosthesis rests on top of the gums, relying on suction and denture adhesive to stay in place.
This option combines dentures and dental implants to provide the most stable full smile replacement available. Using an average of 4 dental implants that are placed in the jawbone as supports, we can mount a denture on top. This solution looks and feels like a natural smile because dental implants replace teeth from the roots up.
Because no two smiles are the same, the only way to know if you’re a good candidate for dentures is to visit our office for a consultation with Dr. Salibian. He will carefully examine your mouth and the condition of your overall health before recommending a personalized treatment plan. Keep in mind that any preexisting issues must be corrected before getting dentures. Plus, you may need tooth extractions in the case of full or implant-retained dentures. Usually, denture candidates are those who are missing teeth, committed to oral health/denture maintenance, and ready to enjoy a full set of teeth. To schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact our office!
The key to long-lasting and successful dentures is how well you maintain them. This means that to preserve their appearance and function, you’ll want to continue visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. On top of polishing your new pearly whites, they can help keep an eye out for any underlying or developing concerns and provide the necessary treatment to stop complications before they can worsen. Our team will even give you specific instructions for making the most of your restorations so that they last you many years. Read on to learn several important tips on caring for your dentures in Belmont.
Once you’ve finished eating a meal, you’ll want to take out your dentures and rinse them thoroughly. This will help keep them clean and prevent debris, food particles, and bacteria from building up on your restorations. You’ll need to ensure plaque and tartar don’t accumulate on or underneath your dentures, as this can increase the risk of infection and gum disease. Try not to use hot water, which can result in warped or ill-fitting restorations.
It’s best to remove your dentures before brushing them, as this will allow you to clean off the top and underside of your new teeth. The last thing you’d want is to have debris and harmful bacteria resting on your gums for lengthy periods. Make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush for scrubbing your restorations and use a small amount of unscented hand soap, mild dish soap, or denture cleanser. Don’t use toothpaste, which can end up wearing down your dentures. Rinse your restorations carefully before putting them back in your mouth, that way you don’t ingest any cleaning material.
While you’re brushing and rinsing off your dentures, you’ll want to make sure you don’t accidentally drop or break them in the process. In case you do drop them, try placing a towel underneath to protect their fall. Once you’re finished cleaning, put them somewhere safe and out of reach from small children or even pets. A good place for them can be a cup of lukewarm water or denture cleanser, which can keep them fresh and bacteria-free until you wear them again.
You should always remove your dentures before sleeping. This will give your gums plenty of time to rest and obtain the essential nutrients to stay strong and healthy. Having your dentures in overnight can actually raise your risk of pneumonia and/or gum plaque. You can even soak them in denture solution or water to keep them clean until you wake up.
Should you notice any considerable changes in the look, feel, or function of your dentures, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist. You should especially notify our team if you see any gum irritation, mouth sores, or signs of infection. Do NOT try repairing your restorations on your own with household products, as this can worsen the issue. Call your dentist so that they can determine whether to repair or replace your dentures.
These types of dentures won’t need to be removed, so you can easily clean them like your natural pearly whites. Simply brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid using abrasive or stain-removing toothpaste which can wear down the surface of your restorations. Floss every day or after every meal, and try using floss threaders to clean underneath the dentures. Remember to rinse your mouth with ADA-approved mouthwash to fight off plaque and tartar.
Dentures are a highly personalized product, so the cost of your tooth replacement will largely vary from someone else’s. Everything from the number of teeth Dr. Salibian needs to replace to the materials used to fabricate your prosthesis will incur their own unique costs. Our office is happy to break them down for you in more detail during your next appointment.
Getting dentures in Belmont for the first time is quite the adjustment at first. Dr. Salibian is always happy to answer questions, but he knows that getting new teeth can be stressful time, which is why he wants to do everything he can to try and get the information you need to you as early as possible. Check out the list of frequently asked questions that we’ve compiled below. Call our office if you have another concern that isn’t addressed here.
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