Are you a new denture patient or thinking about having dentures made? Maybe you haven’t had your dentures very long and are beginning to struggle with irritation or maintenance. If you are – here are 3 common denture problems that your dentist wants you to know about – and how to correct them.
Infections Under Your Prosthesis
If you don’t have any natural teeth, you might think that it isn’t important to clean inside of your mouth – but it is. Microorganisms can accumulate under your denture and cause painful infections along your gum tissue. Removing your dentures at night allows the tissues to breathe, but it’s also important to gently cleanse them with a soft cloth at least twice each day.
Advanced bone loss can cause your denture fit to become loose. Wearing your dentures non-stop and failing to remove them at night will cause bone degeneration to happen even more quickly. This can result in discomfort or shifting of your denture as you wear it. To preserve bone, make sure the dentures are taken out each and every night.
Dentures get stain and tartar buildup too. Soaking it in a denture cleansing solution overnight will loosen debris and stain. Choose a soft denture brush and cleaning paste to brush your prosthesis thoroughly each morning. Be sure to bring your denture with you for regular dental checkups, as your dentist or hygienist can remove any residual buildup for you at the time of your visit.
Be sure to schedule checkups every 6 months to monitor the fit of your denture and health of your smile!
Pleasant Plains Dental
5850 W Hwy 74 #135
Indian Trail, NC 28079
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