A removable or partial denture replaces all lost teeth in the arch. By clasping the remaining adjacent teeth, the denture is held in place. Where none of the natural teeth remain, a complete denture is required. In the case of a complete upper denture, suction helps hold it in place.
It’s important that your dentures, like natural teeth, be kept free from plaque and tartar. This prevents permanent staining and bad breath. Use a denture brush and one of the many commercial cleaning products to thoroughly clean all of the surfaces of your dentures at least once a day.
Whenever the dentures are out of your mouth, they should be stored in water. Your gums need a period of rest in order to remain healthy, so don’t wear dentures to bed at night.
Visit us regularly for examinations to ensure that your dentures fit properly and your mouth stays healthy. Always let us know right away if you notice any changes in your bite or fit.