My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.
If your natural teeth have decayed to the point where you are having trouble eating or no longer interested in smiling in family photos, don't despair. It's possible to restore your mouth's appearance by talking to your dentist about dentures. Denture implants can make you feel whole again. They also offer a number of benefits both at the dinner table and in social settings when compared with sticking with your remaining natural teeth. That said, dentures do require some regular care if you want them to last for years into the future. Here are some tips that can increase the lifespan of your new dentures.
Stay Away From Especially Hard Foods
If you don't have many natural teeth yet, you might be looking forward to biting down on a juicy apple or another food your mouth couldn't quite grip with your remaining natural teeth. While it's OK to make use of your new dentures, you might want to limit the number of encounters you have with especially hard food products. For example, stay away from hard candy you have to bite down on and don't think you can start crunching ice the moment your dentures are installed. Stick with softer foods to reduce wear and tear on your dentures and prolong the lifespan.
Dentures Require an Oral Care Routine Too
Did your natural teeth get like they are because you were never very good at following your dentist's advice and maintaining a daily oral care routine? Well, switching to dentures does not mean that you are now free of having to brush. Dentures require regular brushing with a special brush designed specifically for them. You should also be soaking your dentures nightly or as often as your dentist prescribes. Failure to maintain this routine will likely lead to you ruining this set of "teeth" as well, and you'll soon be back at the dentist asking for a fresh set. Don't be that person.
Professional Polish From Your Dentist
Despite your best efforts, it's normal for dentures to pick up a stain or two as time goes on. If you want to remove these stains and soaking your dentures overnight isn't quite getting the job done, your dentist can help. In fact, most dentists suggest keeping up with an appointment every 6 months just like you would with natural teeth. Your dentures can be professionally polished and restored to a like new appearance.
If the time has come to say goodbye to your remaining natural teeth, contact your dentist today for more information about dentures.Share