Faqs About Dentures
By Ron T. Williamson, DDS
March 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you lost one or more of your natural teeth? Do you want to have the gap(s) in your smile fixed, but don't want to break your bank denturesdoing it? Well, Dr. Ron Williamson in Berkley, MI has just the solution: dentures.

What are dentures?

Dentures are oral appliances used by individuals who have lost some or all their natural teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. Dentures are usually made of plastic resin and a good economic solution.

What types of dentures are there?

If you're not sure how to go about getting dentures and what types are available, consulting your dentists in Berkley is definitely a good start. Before you visit with them, however, here is some information about the types of dentures available. There are full dentures and partial dentures.

What is there to know about full dentures?

  • Immediate Dentures are used temporarily for when people are transitioning into denture wearing.
  • Conventional Full Dentures are permanent dentures made to fit your teeth perfectly.
  • Implant-Supported Overdentures use one or more dental implants to secure and support upper and lower dentures.

What is there to know about partial dentures?

  • Transitional Partial Dentures are placed in your mouth temporarily while your gums heal and before dental implants replace them.
  • Removable Partial Dentures are used instead of dental implants and bridgework.

How to care for dentures?

When you get your dentures, it's important to know how best to take care of them. Here are a few tips:

  • It's best to rinse while dentures are still in your mouth.
  • While brushing your teeth, make sure your clean your cheeks, the roof of your mouth, gums, and tongue to avoid having an unpleasant breath or irritation.
  • The American Dental Association recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-invasive cleanser when cleaning your dentures.
  • Completely immerse your dentures in water when they're not in your mouth.

Need a consultation?

For more information about dentures at your Berkley, MI, dentist's office, call (248) 399-4455. It's time you take care of your dental health and improve your smile!