All About Dentures, St. Helena

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Dentures are custom-made artificial teeth and gums that replace missing teeth.  They are removable appliances that resemble the natural teeth and improve the smile. At St. Helena Studio of Aesthetic Dentistry, we offer dentures in St. Helena, CA to help people improve their appearance.

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What are Dentures Made of?

Dentures can be made of plastic, porcelain, or hard resin. These kinds of materials are used for dentures to match the tooth color and appear more natural. Dentures can be fragile if not properly taken care of. It can break, chip or crack, that is why just like the natural teeth, dentures need proper care and cleaning.

Type of Dentures

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a removable type of denture that is used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. The dentures are ideal for patients who cannot have a dental bridge due to the lack of teeth for support. Also, if the surrounding bone that will hold a dental implant is not strong enough, a partial denture is also a good choice.

Full Dentures

A Full Denture is placed after the extraction sites are already healed. The denture is used when all of the teeth are extracted. Full dentures can be immediate or conventional.

  • Immediate Dentures

These dentures are immediately are made before and are placed after teeth extraction. With this type of denture, the patient would not experience missing teeth.

  • Conventional Dentures

The conventional dentures are made after the teeth are extracted, and the gums have properly healed (usually takes 4 to 6 weeks).

Why Wear Dentures?

Having missing teeth affects the smile and appearance of the person. Dentures help restore the smile and prevent the facial muscles from sagging. They also help keep the proper structure of cheeks and jaw and allow the patients to eat properly.

How to Clean Dentures

  • Be careful when handling the dentures because it may break or chip when dropped
  • Keep the dentures moistened by placing it in the container with a solution
  • Brush the Dentures regularly just like natural teeth.

Having dentures still requires good oral practice to ensure good dental health. Cleaning of the tongue, mouth rinsing, and cleaning of the dentures are advised. If ever the dentures will crack or break, visit the dentist near you to resolve the problem.

Aim for a better and brighter smile with the help of Dentures in St. Helena, CA. Book your appointment with us at St Helena Studio of Aesthetic Dentistry.  We are located at 1510 Railroad Ave St. Helena, California 94574.