Alternatives to Immediate Dentures
Periodontal therapy may be an alternative if there's still enough healthy
bone tissue surrounding your teeth. Root planing or gum surgery might allow
you to keep your teeth. Infections into the nerves of teeth can be treated
with root canal therapy. A crown could then strengthen and protect the
tooth. Bridges, or partial dentures, could then be used to fill in the
Problems with Dentures
Some people believe that their problems will be over if they have their
teeth removed and get dentures. But instead, as most denture wearers will
tell you, this marks the beginning of many new and different problems.
Caring for Your Dentures
Dentures, like natural teeth, must be kept free of 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 the surfaces of your dentures at least once a day.
Does Your Denture Adhesive Make Your Dentures Difficult to Remove? Try
The early weeks of denture wearing can present some challenges as you adjust to them. One problem that often arises, and that may not be apparent to the uninitiated denture-wearer, is the difficulty some experience in getting their dentures out at night because of the adhesive. Dr. Minh Nguyen offers these tips
Getting Dentures? Some Tips to Ease the Adjustment.
Losing your teeth, no matter what the reason, can be a traumatic experience.
And dentures, particularly a full set, can give you some problems in the
beginning. Here are some tips to make the adjustment period more comfortable