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Dentures

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Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth.  Although they may take some getting used to, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.


Dentures made by Dr. Beyer are custom-made from impressions taken of your mouth and will be tailored to your smile and your personal prefences.  Only the highest quality products will be utilized in the fabrication or your new teeth.

Denture Care and Information

1. When cleaning your dentures, always fill the sink with water and clean dentures over the sink in case they slip out of your hands by accident.
2. Rinse your dentures thoroughly to remove loose food particles with warm or cool water. Hot water can warp your dentures.
3. Apply a denture cleaning paste to a moistened denture brush or a soft-bristled
toothbrush. Do not use an abrasive or whitening toothpaste, bleach, vinegar, or soap unless told to do otherwise. Avoid using brushes with stiff bristles, as they can damage or scratch the denture material.
4. Brush and rinse all surfaces of the denture thoroughly.
5. Brush your tongue, gums, and palate with a soft-bristled regular toothbrush to remove plaque and stimulate circulation. Then reinsert your dentures.
6. To give your mouth an extra fresh and clean feeling, rinse with a mouthwash several times a day.
7. Leave the denture out for a period of 6 to 8 hours daily (at night or during the day as discussed with Dr. Beyer) to allow the gums a chance to “breathe” to alleviate the possibility of infection in the soft tissue under the denture.
8. When the denture is not in your mouth, keep it in water and/or denture solution to maintain proper fit and rinse thoroughly with water before placing the denture in your mouth.

Reline Instructions
1. Place in water ONLY with the teeth side down. Do not use dental cleanser in the denture bath
2. Brush VERY GENTLY on the inside with the reline material with a soft bristle brush and cool water.

Speaking
Please be patient while you learn to talk with your denture and practice by reading aloud.

Chewing
At first, limit your diet to soft foods and rely on a knife and fork for most of your chewing. Learn to chew on both sides. The lower denture rarely has as good retention as the upper denture. The front teeth are mainly for esthetics. Some people will learn to use them to bite off pieces of food, but the majority of people will have difficulty with this.

Increased Saliva 
Do not be alarmed at the greater amounts of saliva in your mouth during the first few weeks of wearing your dentures. This condition will correct itself as you become accustomed to wearing them.

Sore Areas
An appointment will be made 24-48 hours after insertion of your new dentures. Sore areas might develop within this time period and it is important to find and adjust the cause of the sores. Do not attempt to adjust the denture yourself because they can very easily be made worthless by a do-it-yourself adjustment. The denture will settle on the soft tissue and will necessitate additional adjustment appointments. If you find it necessary to remove your dentures because of excess soreness, reinsert the dentures 24 hours preceding your appointment for the adjustment. This will make it possible to see the pressure areas on the tissue and pinpoint accurately where to adjust the denture.

Longevity of Dentures
The assumption that dentures will last a lifetime is incorrect. Take into consideration that both the denture and tissues will change over a period of time. We recommend that your mouth be examined and the fit of your dentures be evaluated on a yearly basis to help insure your health and get the most out of your new teeth. 

 


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