Are your dentures falling out too often? Looking for options to replace your missing teeth?
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, a denture or partial denture can be used to restore your smile. Modern dentures offer a more secure and comfortable fit. Made from state-of-the-art dental materials, dentures can be custom designed for a more natural looking smile.
Dr. Dham is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dedicating 80 plus hours a year to her advanced education, she has completed special courses in restorative dentistry.
Dr. Dham takes a comprehensive and personal approach to helping patients restore their healthy beautiful smiles by replacing missing teeth.
Why Do I Need New Dentures?
You have many options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth. Dr. Uttma Dham is here to help you get the smile you deserve. We will begin with a comprehensive dental exam to determine the best options for our unique smile. Some reasons you may need new dentures include:
- Tooth loss due to diabetes, or other disease
- You need to replace your current dentures because of a bad fit, or discoloration
- Your old dentures have become damaged, or are deteriorating
- They have made it difficult to close your mouth
- You recently lost a full row of teeth
If you need new dentures, contact Westside Dental Center in Plantation Florida today. Always consult with a dental professional before coming to conclusions about your oral health. We are your local dentist office for seniors and families in Broward County, Florida.
WHat To Expect
Your denture will be custom fabricated to your unique specifications. Dr. Dham will work cooperatively with patients to create a denture that looks and feels most like their natural smile. The first step is to create a mold of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab to be used to create your set of dentures.
Dr. Dham provides comprehensive restorative dentistry from under one roof. Our Plantation, FL dentist office offers comprehensive services to help patients receive consistent and predictable results. She is able to extract any necessary teeth from the comfort of our Westside Dental Office.
Many patients opt to secure their denture using two or more dental implants. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw bone and used as anchors to hold a denture in place. Dental implant-supported dentures support bone retention and help stabilize your jaw.
Implant-supported dentures provide added stability and confidence. Patients are able to enjoy a diet without restriction and may live without the fear that their denture will slip while eating or speaking.
How many hours a day should you wear partial dentures?
If you have dentures, you should wear them at all times during the day, preferably for at least eight hours every day. This will allow your gums and jawbone to adjust to the dentures, decreasing the likelihood of discomfort. At night, when your gums are at their most relaxed, we recommend that you remove them.
Can partial dentures be left in overnight?
It is advised that dentures be removed at night to allow the gums some rest. If you have partial dentures we recommend taking them out and soaking them in a denture cleaner while you sleep.
How long after dentures can you eat solid food?
Normal recovery time for consuming solid foods is three to four weeks. When you’re ready to eat again, you may find it easier to chew if you chop your meal into smaller pieces to gradually adjust to chewing.
How is a partial denture held in place?
Clasps, which are extensions of partial dentures, wrap around the tooth to secure it in place. To replace lost teeth, partial dentures are bonded to the patient’s existing teeth and clasps hold them in place.
How do you clean partial dentures?
You should remove your partial dentures and immerse them in cold water to clean them. Brush them gently with a wet denture brush or a standard soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food debris, plaque, and other deposits. You may use a denture cleanser or a non-abrasive toothpaste.