When the time comes to assess your oral health care, it is always important to think about how you’re going to replace any lost or missing teeth. Regardless of what you choose, make sure that they are replaced because failing to replace any missing teeth can destroy your smile. It can lead to several risks including oral hygiene failures and eventual failures of other healthy teeth. One highly effective option to consider is with dentures.
Although people often think dentures are only used for replacing entire rows of teeth, the truth is that partial dentures can be crafted for as little as one tooth. Because dentures are so customizable, they can be crafted for a comfortable fit within your mouth. However, you also need to remember that caution needs to be given for your dentures when they are not in your mouth. Caring for your dentures includes always making sure that when they’re not in your mouth, they are in a liquid solution. By leaving them sitting anywhere, even if they’re in a place that’s out of reach of pets and children, they can still be damaged because they will dry out and crack. They’re also extremely fragile, so handle them with care. If you drop your dentures, they will probably shatter and will need to be repaired or replaced by our dentist. After soaking your dentures in a denture cleaning solution overnight, rinse them off before putting them into your mouth. Never use abrasive cleaning materials on them including teeth whiteners or bleach. With the proper care and support, your dentures can continue to keep your smile shining for decades to come.
If there is anything more you wish to know about dentures, contact our office in Chino Hills, California. Furthermore, you are welcome to schedule an appointment at Chino Hills Family Dentistry by calling us at 909-342-7945. Dr. Alexander Santos looks forward to taking your smile and your oral health care to the next level with dentures.