How to get the best from this popular tooth replacement system.
You may have noticed that we discuss dental implants as a means of replacing missing teeth quite frequently here on our Confidental Clinic blog. There are many good reasons for doing this and a quick read of any of these articles will show all of the advantages to be had from this type of treatment – please click here for an example.
It is only fair though, that we acknowledge that not everybody will choose to have implants due to the need for a surgical procedure, along with other reasons, and many people do still opt to have traditional dentures as their treatment of choice.
Dentures are perhaps, a compromise between functionality, comfort and a non invasive way of replacing missing teeth. If you do have them though, it is important that you take care to look after them well. With this in mind, today we offer a care guide for all of our Clapham based denture wearers.
Before we move on to specifics such as cleaning, it is perhaps worth a reminder that although dentures are artificial, as far as you are concerned, they are going to be your teeth. As such, by taking the time and care to look after them, they will serve you much better, and provide a better experience than if you neglect to do so.
Clean after eating
Although your dentures won’t decay, food that becomes trapped in them will do so, and in the process will emit gasses that can cause them to give off an odour. In addition to this risk of smelly breath is an increased chance of gum disease. Cleaning your dentures after a meal where possible, will also keep them looking nicer for longer.
Handle them carefully