CARING FOR YOUR DENTURES Williston Park, NY
Caring for your dentures will take a little consideration, but can be done easily. When a patient is outfitted with partial or full dentures, our team at Long Island Smile will take the time to walk you through the steps of daily use, how to grow used to them and how to care for them. It will take a little effort, but can be easily incorporated into your daily routine.
When caring for your dentures, you will want to:
Getting Used to Dentures
Unfortunately, traditional dentures will never truly feel like your natural teeth, that is because they are not connected to your jaw. Traditional dentures are held in place using adhesives and suction, or if you have traditional partial dentures, they are held in by clasping onto nearby teeth. They will affect your speech and your diet. Patients will want to practice both speaking and chewing in the privacy of their home before attempting to be social, it will take time. Today, there are options that can assist in the feel and function, helping dentures feel like your natural teeth. This can be achieved by having your full or partial denture retained with dental implants.
Implant Retained Dentures
Dental implants can be used to hold your partial or full denture in place. A dental implant is a post that we surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once the bone has healed around the implant, it will serve as a firm post to attach a denture. This will significantly help with retention, while also preventing the rocking or shifting of the denture, which is often a complaint. Implant retained dentures vastly improve the patient's overall comfort with the device.