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Denture Exams & Maintenance

Your dentures are an investment and require care and attention to maintain their optimum performance. The fit of your dentures will have a profound effect on your oral tissues and health. An annual examination by your doctor will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.

Medical and dental history

Updating your medical and dental history with any significant changes is critical to maintaining your oral health and well-being. A variety of medical and dental conditions can alter a dentures fit.

Oral exam

Annual examinations can assist in detecting oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Early detection of these conditions is generally beneficial for treatment.

Tissue and bone

Ill-fitting dentures may cause bone and tissue changes and need to be corrected for your oral health. Our practice can assess and recommend solutions to suit your personal needs.

Comfort, fit, and integrity of dentures

Bite problems, speech impediments and tissue irritations can be caused by an ill-fitting denture and should be remedied. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to complicated situations in the future. Our doctors can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and suggest solutions.

Overview of exam

  • Update of Medical and dental history chart
  • An examination of your oral cavity
  • Tissue and bone assessment
  • Denture stability and bite examination
  • Cleaning and polishing of your denture
  • Oral hygiene review

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Partial Dentures

A Removable partial denture is a custom made and naturally looking appliance designed to replace patient’s one or more missing teeth. It helps restore speaking and eating, and fills gaps in the smile. Partial dentures could prevent the face from sagging by providing support for the cheeks and lips where the natural teeth are missing.

Partial Denture Types

A typical partial denture consists of metal framework to which the denture teeth and pink acrylic gum is attached. Metal partial dentures are stronger than the plastic ones, lighter to wear, and more hygienic. Both types may have precision attachments or clasps that keep them secure in the mouth. The clasps may be slightly visible, when you open your mouth, depending on where they’re placed.

A new partial denture may take some getting used to and may feel foreign and bulky in the mouth. Your dentist may even ask you to wear it full time in the beginning. This is done in order to determine if it needs to be adjusted even further, if you’re experiencing soreness. A partial denture is usually removed and cleaned before going to bed until the next morning. With time you will get used to it, and you’ll be able to eat and speak comfortably. Reading out loud is very helpful to improve and restore the speech patterns. While eating, it is recommended to chew on both sides to keep the pressure even. Sticky and hard foods should be avoided.

A partial denture is an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth for both lower and upper jaws. As having a partial denture is still more comfortable than wearing a full denture, your dentist will do his best to help you save your remaining natural teeth to be able to support a partial denture that will be designed to perfectly fit and replace your missing teeth. In some cases, he may even recommend getting 1 to 2 implants for an implant-assisted partial denture.

Patients should take extra care when cleaning the partial dentures and the teeth that fit under the clasps. With time, the fit of a partial denture may change and require additional adjustments at the dental office. Some adjustments are completed on the same day but others may require more time. If you notice any changes with your removable partial dentures, including cracks and chips, it is best to call your dentist immediately. At CV Dental Care, we will custom design your partial dentures for perfect comfort, functionality, and beautiful smile.

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Denture Care

Advice and tips on caring for your dentures

  • Only your dental professional is qualified to diagnose your oral health and adjust your denture or partial.
  • Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture tooth brush with round-ended bristles.
  • Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water.
  • Dentures warp if placed in hot water.
  • Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth.
  • Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.
  • Discuss all your current medications with your doctor and dental professional.
  • Be sure to visit your dental professional regularly.
  • Have loose dentures checked immediately as they can cause friction and pressure on the gum tissues and bones.
  • When not in use, cover dentures with water or a denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.
  • Most dental insurance policies provide coverage for new dentures every 5 years.

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