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Helpful Information About Removable Dentures

Are you undecided as to whether or not wearing removable partial dentures is right for you? If you think the removable dentures will feel and look strange in your mouth, you might actually be surprised at how satisfying they can be. You can get removable dentures without having to go through a lot of pain in the process. Below, you will find information that will make your decision about removable dentures a lot easier.

1. The Examination of Your Mouth

When you visit a dentist, he or she will look inside of your mouth to determine the condition of your oral health. Any conditions that are of a concern will be treated before the denture process begins. For instance, if you have gingivitis, you will have to take antibiotics to get rid of the infection before anything else is done. The dentist will also want to clean your teeth.

2. Taking an Impression of Your Teeth

After your oral health is satisfactory to the dentist, he or she will take an impression of your teeth so the dentures can be created. There is no pain involved with taking the impression. All you will be asked to do is bite down on dental putty.

3. Choosing the Most Ideal Materials

The dentist will discuss the materials that can be used for creating your removable partial dentures. For instance, you are not obligated to get dentures that are bright and white. You can opt for a denture material for the artificial teeth that are close to the color of your own teeth. The color of the artificial gums can be chosen as well. The material used for creating the gums can be tinted to match your own. 

4. Keeping Partial Dentures Durable

As you wear your dentures on a daily basis, they can become loose and uncomfortable. However, you can take the dentures to get them relined if they become a problem. Relining dentures brings them back to a comfortable fit so you can keep using them for a long time before needing new ones.

5. Avoiding an Infection from Germs

Keep in mind that you will have to get into the habit of sanitizing your dentures on a daily basis to avoid an infection from germs. Sanitizing the dentures is not a difficult task because you can simply place them in a special solution each day. You might want to brush them as well to prevent the artificial teeth from becoming stained and accumulating food particles. Speak to a dentist about your denture needs.