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Long-lasting, Affordable Dentures in Brea, CA
Dentures, Brea, California
Have you recently had a tooth or multiple teeth extracted? Or are you looking to replace an entire mouthful of teeth? Then dentures may be the next step for you. Over a whopping 41 million Americans have dentures, a testament to their popularity and usefulness. From partial dentures to the traditional complete dentures, we have you covered.
Our staff is ready and waiting to discuss with you the various options for restoring your smile. Once you're prepared to get your dentures, our team will make sure that your new teeth are carefully crafted to fit your mouth perfectly.
The Do's and Dont's
of Denture Care
Remove Them Before Bed and Soak Overnight
As much as you may want to wear them 24/7, it’s good to give your mouth and your dentures a break by taking them out before bed. While you’re not wearing them, keep dentures with metal parts soaking overnight in warm water. Metal-free dentures can soak in denture cleansing solution.
Rinse Them After Every Meal
Running water over your dentures removes any food and plaque stuck to them while eating. Be sure to use lukewarm water. Hot water can lead to your dentures warping, requiring a trip to the dentist to either adjust or fully replace them.
Schedule Regular Dental Checkups
Don’t be fooled into thinking that full dentures don’t require any visits to the dentist. All dentures, whether partial, complete, removable, or fixed implants, should be monitored and checked by your dentist to make sure that your oral health is in prime condition.
See Your Dentist If You Have a Loose Fit
Over time, your teeth and bone may shift and change, affecting the fit of your dentures. If your dentures become loose, visit your dentist as soon as possible. Loose dentures can cause sores, irritation, and infection.
Clean Your Dentures With Toothpaste
Ordinary kinds of toothpaste as well as vinegar and soap contain ingredients that could corrode your denture and cause permanent (and expensive) damage. Be sure to softly brush your dentures using water and denture cleanser to keep your dentures clean and odor-free.
Adjust or Fix Dentures Yourself
Attempting to repair broken or misaligned dentures on your own can cause permanent and expensive damage. However, denture glue can be used to temporarily keep your false teeth intact long enough to make it to your dentist.
Use Bleach-Containing Products
From whitening toothpaste to over-the-counter gel strips, don’t use bleaching products on your dentures because they can weaken them and alter their color. You also shouldn’t soak dentures with metal attachments or parts in chlorine solutions as chlorine can corrode and tarnish the metal.
Neglect Your Dentures
Always be sure to look after your dentures and handle them with care so that you get the most out of them for years to come. This includes staying away from eating potentially-damaging hard foods, being gentle with your dentures, and keeping them as clean and sanitized as possible.
Dentures Vs. Implants
The two heavyweights duke it out
First off, dentures are less expensive than implants. They can be easily modified with additional teeth when needed. The process of adding dentures is non-invasive and doesn't require any surgery. However, they aren't as natural looking as implants. They must also be removed from time to time for regular cleaning because they can easily trap food. For the same reason, certain foods cannot be eaten while wearing dentures. Unlike implants, dentures can move around while eating or talking, which can be somewhat awkward.
On the other side of the equation, implants are longer-lasting than dentures. Unlike dentures, they also replace the roots of teeth, which is why they can feel more natural than dentures. You're allowed to eat crunchy and sticky foods with implants, and you don't remove the implants for regular cleaning. However, implants are more expensive than dentures, and a surgical procedure is required to apply them, for which not everyone is a candidate. If you are a regular smoker or have a weakened immune system, for instance, then implants may not be for you. In the end, it is up to your own judgment whether dentures or implants are the best choice for you. Consult with us, and we'll be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
Get The Care You Deserve
At Gold Coast Dental Brea, we're with you all the way
You may be feeling a little anxious about getting your dentures. We're here to tell you that there's nothing to worry about. Our staff has collective decades of experience transforming patients' smiles into beautiful and radiant ones. From immediate dentures to implant-supported dentures, we'll discuss the best course of action with you and carefully guide you every step of the way. You'll never feel alone on your journey. If you're ready to talk dentures, give us a call at (562) 356-0948 right away. We're waiting for you!
The Types of Dentures
How to navigate the wide world of dentures
The types of dentures available in the marketplace are many. Here's a rundown of the main types: Complete dentures. These dentures replace all of a patient's teeth, sitting atop the gums. Partial dentures. These are used when a patient still has some natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures help keep the other teeth from moving and are made from acrylic material. Custom dentures. Made of more expensive material than others, this type helps showcase a more natural-looking smile. Immediate dentures. If you're a good candidate for immediate dentures, they can be placed on the same day that your teeth are extracted. Implant-supported dentures. Implants are used to secure and stabilize the dentures for a sturdier, more natural fit.
Snap-in dentures. Snap-in dentures are held securely in place with either implants or anchors onto the existing teeth. Overdentures. These removable dentures sit on top of the gums and are held in place by dental implants. Upper dentures. Just as the name implies, these dentures replace teeth in the upper jaw. Economy dentures. A cost-effective, but generic type of denture that doesn't always fit perfectly in the mouth; denture glue is recommended. The number of choices can make your head spin! But don't worry, we're here to help you sort it all out. Give us a call at (562) 356-0948 to discuss your denture options today.
How do you know you need dentures?
There are a number of factors to consider. If your gums are red, swollen, or bleeding, if your teeth are loose or shifting, if you're having trouble eating hard or chewy foods or already missing a good deal of teeth, then you may be a good candidate for dentures.
What foods and drinks should be avoided with dentures?
Anything dehydrating, like coffee or tea, and anything sticky, like taffy, caramel, or peanut butter, should be avoided. Because dentures are less sensitive to hot and cold than natural teeth, hot drinks should be avoided as well, as they might pass by your teeth undetected and scald the roof of your mouth.
How much do dentures cost?
The cost of dentures is based on a number of factors. The type of denture being constructed is a factor. The material being used is another factor. The location and dentist are also considerations. If you'd like to discuss pricing details and financing options, don't hesitate to give us a call at (562) 356-0948!
Can you wear your dentures to bed?
It is not recommended that you wear removable dentures while you sleep. Removing your dentures at night gives your gums time to heal, and it increases the lifespan of the dentures. It also keeps harmful bacteria from building up on your dentures overnight.
Can you combine a denture with implants?
Yes, implant-supported dentures are very common. It is recommended to use at least four implants to support the full arch. However, some professionals argue that it can be done with two.
How are permanent dentures made?
Once you and your denture dentist have determined what type of denture is best for you, a series of impressions are made of your jaw, and measurements are made for how your jaws relate to each other. Next, a model is made in the exact shape and position of your future dentures. You will try this model, whose shape, color, and fit will be adjusted to accommodate you before the final denture is cast.
How do I repair my dentures?
Store-bought DIY denture repair kits are available on the market. Still, the best option is to visit us for professional denture repair. Attempting to fix your dentures by yourself runs the risk of damaging them further!
When should I use a denture adhesive?
A denture adhesive should be used to increase retention, stability, and bite force. Patients with dry mouth conditions or neurologic disabilities can benefit from denture adhesives as well. They should not be used to compensate for poorly fitting dentures, however.
What do dentures feel like at first?
When you first get your dentures, they may feel a little loose as your cheek muscles and tongue get accustomed to them. You may also experience some minor irritation or soreness, but those feelings will diminish over time. It's possible that you will experience an increase in saliva flow when you start wearing dentures, as well.
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