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If you have a negative impression of dentures, we want you to know that many many people have dentures and you probably don’t even notice because they have such a beautiful, natural smile! In today’s blog post we’ll be providing general information for people with dentures or people who are considering getting dentures. Continue reading to learn more and contact Beaver Brooke Dental in Sandy to schedule an appointment with our trusted family dentist.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed. You can have full or partial dentures, meaning dentures for all of the teeth in the mouth or for just some of the teeth. There are two types of partial dentures: conventional and precision. Conventional dentures use metal clasps to anchor the denture to the surrounding teeth while precision attachment dentures are anchored with the help of two crowns on the surrounding teeth.

Our family dentist can help you find the dentures that work for you, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us in Sandy to get started.

Who Needs Dentures?

As we age, we can lose our teeth to cavities, gum disease, or injuries, and may people choose to get dentures to replace these missing teeth. If you have gaps between your teeth, your teeth are loose, you have chronic toothaches, or you struggle eating some types of food, then you may need dentures. People also choose dentures for cosmetic reasons, as they can restore a more youthful appearance. 

Overnight Soaking Kills 99.9% of Germs

Because there are so many different options for denture cleaning, it can be difficult to sort out which is more effective (and affordable) than the others. Our family dentist is more than happy to point you in the right direction, but know that overnight denture soaking is preferable to a quick soak. However, the quick-soak method still has a place and is effective at freshening up quickly after eating or before a social event.

In general, caring for dentures is relatively easy. Simply remove them each day, rinse with water, and clean using an effective denture cleaner. You will also brush your teeth using a cleaning brush and soak overnight. Not only does the overnight soaking kill germs, it also helps keep your dentures retain their shape by keeping them moist. 

The Procedure for Getting Dentures

When you contact our family dentist looking for dentures, we’ll start by recommending which dentures would be best for you. Then, we will take an x-ray of your mouth to get a full picture of your oral health. After that, we will make the initial impressions of your mouth.

If you already have teeth that have been removed, we will most likely be able to start making the dentures right away. If some teeth need to be pulled before having the dentures made, we’ll discuss your options and timeline for healing and creating the dentures. 

Ultimately, you should be prepared to make several trips to our office, including try-on appointments, before getting your set of dentures. Your comfort is our number one priority, and we want to make sure that everything fits perfectly!

Dentures Eventually Need to Be Replaced

Dentures don’t last forever! Due to changes in your mouth and the lifespan of your dentures, it’s recommended to replace your dentures every five to seven years. A lot can happen to your dentures over the years! Normal wear and tear, accidental drops, and more can lead you to need to replace your dentures. If your dentures feel loose or are falling out, it’s time to replace them. Your dentures should not cause discomfort or make it difficult to speak, so if you’re having any problems at all, be sure to contact Beaver Brooke Dental and make an appointment with your Sandy family dentist. 

Beaver Brooke Dental – Your Sandy Family Dentist

Beaver Brooke Dental is proud to be your trusted family dentist! We help patients young and old improve their oral health. Whether you’re coming in for your very first visit or are a regular looking to replace your dentures, we’re here for you. Your comfort and oral health are our top priority and our dentist and trained staff look forward to serving you. Contact us today to get started.