More than 36 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. If you’re one of them, consider dentures to replace your missing teeth. The team of expert dentists at Desert Dentist in Hesperia and Apple Valley, California, offer full and partial dentures to restore your smile and dental function. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about dentures and if they’re the right option for you.
Dentures are custom-made dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. They consist of a base that fits over your gums and natural-looking prosthetic teeth.
Desert Dentist provides both full and partial dentures. Full dentures replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures are an option to replace several missing teeth on either your top or bottom arch.
The dentists at Desert Dentist begin by examining your dental ridges, gums, and any remaining teeth. If dentures are the best option for you, the team takes pictures and molds of your gums. Your dentist sends those images and molds to a dental lab, where technicians custom-make your dentures.
When your dentures are ready, return to Desert Dentist for your fitting. You place the dentures in your mouth, and your dentist checks the fit. They can adjust the dentures if they rub your gums or don’t fit securely.
Your dentist might schedule a follow-up appointment for a few weeks later to check on the fit of your dentures and how you’re adapting to them.
Every person has a unique experience while getting used to their dentures. Your dentist can provide some advice and instructions before you go home with your new dentures.
You should leave your dentures in all day to get used to them. You could read aloud or sing along to your favorite songs to get used to talking with them.
While your dentures might feel strange or even uncomfortable at first, they should feel secure and not cause any pain. Make an appointment at Desert Dentist if you have any pain or feel like your dentures shift when you talk or chew.
Your dentist also provides instructions on how to care for your dentures. In general, you should rinse them after eating and brush them at least once a day. You should also brush your gums, tongue, and palate every day.
It would be best if you store them in a cup of denture cleansing solution when not wearing them. You don’t want your dentures to dry out, as this can cause them to warp.
Make sure to handle your dentures carefully. They can break if you drop them.
If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, call Desert Dentist today or make an appointment online to discover if dentures are the best tooth-replacement option for you.