If you are showing signs of teeth that are so severely damaged that they may need to be extracted, it may be a good time to start thinking about what you can do to replace them. If an oral accident has occurred and teeth go missing or are needed to be extracted, it is important to have protective plans in place to ensure your smile can thrive thereafter. If left untreated, missing teeth can give rise to oral health ailments, tooth slippage, gum destabilization, a sunken-in dental profile, and a weakened jawbone. Thus, it is important to replace them as soon as possible. One highly effective and reliable treatment to consider is through temporary tooth prosthetics such as dentures.
Cleaning your dentures is a lot easier than you may think. Because dentures are detachable forms of tooth prosthetics, they can be taken out and cleaned every single day. Otherwise, dentures can become havens for bacteria, so it is important to make sure that they are cleaned with an appropriate denture cleaning solution. Never use bleach or teeth whiteners on your dentures, as these products can potentially damage them because they are too abrasive.
Before inserting your dentures back into your mouth, rinse them off to remove debris that is left behind. If for any reason you should ever damage your dentures by dropping them or leaving them out to sit somewhere, visit our dentist for restorations and repairs. Never try to fix your dentures yourself.
Are there any remaining questions you have about dentures? To improve your smile with dentures, you are welcome to schedule a visit to our dentist in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Brick Scheer and our team at Scheer Dentistry look forward to helping you soon! To contact us, please call our office at 316-636-1222.