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Sep
17

Is It Possible to Change Tooth Color on a Denture?

Posted in Dentures

You’ve noticed that your denture has gotten a bit dingy with time. The teeth just don’t seem as bright as they used to be.

Can you lighten your denture teeth for a whiter smile?

You aren’t the first to ask.

Before Getting a Denture 

Once dentures are made, unfortunately, there’s no way to change the color of the teeth.

Talk with your dentist about what you want your new smile to look like. As you plan your denture design, you get to decide on things like tooth size, shape, and color. Your cosmetic dentist will help you determine which features best suit your complexion and facial shape.

It’s best to make sure that you’re happy with your denture right from the start. If you want whiter teeth later on, your only option is likely to be getting brand-new teeth. So give a lot of thought to the tooth color you want to live with before getting a denture!

How to Whiten Your Denture Teeth

All you can do to get a brighter smile for now is prevent and remove stains that have collected on your denture since you first started wearing it.

A few methods include:

  • Proper brushing and soaking every day to avoid stain buildup
  • Avoid staining foods and habits like smoking
  • Soaking your denture for ten minutes in a bleach and water ratio of 1:10

Never soak your denture or any other cleaning agent in hopes of getting whiter teeth. You can damage metal parts, fade the color of the gums, and even cause chemical irritation in your mouth. Harsh abrasives may scratch the surfaces, allowing even more stain to accumulate.

Always consult your dentist on safe and effective cleaning techniques for getting rid of denture stain.

Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 666-3642

Feb
10

Same Day Dentures

Posted in Dentures

Do you need to have your teeth pulled and a complete set of dentures made? Traditional dentures requires as long as 6 weeks following extractions before they can be made, because of the healing process that needs to take place. Thankfully patients can now benefit from a same-day dentures option that allows them to have diseased teeth removed and a new denture placed on the exact same day.

Same Day Dentures are made for immediate delivery, even if teeth have been extracted. That’s because an impression is taken before the teeth are removed, and a set of dentures is designed to fit the mouth as if the teeth were not there. Immediately after the teeth are extracted, your new denture is placed in your mouth. A few weeks later, after full healing has taken place, the denture can be adjusted or lined for a more customized, secure fit based on new bone anatomy in your mouth.

Immediate dentures look the same as regular dentures do: they’re designed to blend in with gum tissue and have the size, shape, and color of teeth you want. After necessary adjustments, your same day dentures should stay securely in place without the need for additional adhesives or pastes. Proper oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist can extend the life of your dentures.

Posted on behalf of Dr. David Janash, Park South Dentistry

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Dec
18

Immediate Dentures or Partials

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Are missing or broken teeth causing you misery? You already know that you need to do something about them, but the thought of making multiple visits to the dentist or undergoing different stages of smile therapy isn’t something that you have time for right now. If that’s your situation, then you should consider same day dentures or partials!

A same-day denture or partial denture is a straightforward therapeutic approach to restoring your entire smile in just a single treatment appointment. How does it work? Instead of making an impression of your mouth after you have had any teeth removed, and then sending that impression off to the lab so that your denture can be made, a same-day denture allows you to get your denture placed at the same appointment that your extractions are completed. It may sound too good to be true, but you can believe it! Instead of an additional step, a same-day denture uses an impression of your mouth taken before any broken or decayed teeth are removed. Your dentist and dental laboratory will use this to create a mold of your teeth, and alter it to appear as it would if your teeth were not present at all. This allows the future denture to be made in a way that fits securely, without waiting on a broken tooth to be extracted. Then, the denture is finished and delivered to your dentist so that it’s ready to be placed immediately after having any teeth extracted.

Patients love the benefits of same-day dentures, since they can have bad teeth removed but don’t have to leave without a brand new smile. If you need new dentures, or have several decayed teeth that are keeping you from smiling, then ask if same-day dentures or partials are an option for you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. David Janash, Park South Dentistry

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