Since time immemorial, smiles have been used to communicate without the help of words spoken or otherwise written. While teeth are made so that they can last you an entire lifetime, this isn’t always the case. Because there are a lot of ways that you can lose any of your pearly whites, Dr. Brad Pitts wants to help save your smile, and he and his Lexington, SC would do just that with the help of quality, life-like dentures.
What are dentures?
The first thing which may pop in your mind is the idea of dentures being old-fashioned and associated only with geriatrics. Who can forget the famous dentures in the glass of water placed on the bedstand scene in movies of the comedy genre? However, these removable dental prosthetics, which contain fake teeth, have kept up with the times so that they have become more realistic and natural looking. Dentures aren’t just for older patients anymore; they are just as viable an option for younger patients.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are two dentures which you, and your dentist, can pick from — complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are called for when you’ve lost an entire set of teeth from either or both upper and lower jaws, while partial dentures are useful form when you’ve only lost a few of your teeth. At Pitts Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, the team has accrued valuable experience with regards to manufacturing both types of dentures.
How are dentures made?
The process of making dentures starts off with making impressions of your teeth. This is crucial, especially since the fit of your dentures will depend on how well the impressions were made. Problems with the fit would necessitate that the dentures be relined, if not remade entirely. The impressions are needed for wax versions of your teeth, which are used as “test versions” of the actual dentures. The bulk of the time invested in the treatment would be used in fabricating them. This is because Dr. Pitts wants to deliver nothing but the most comfortable and durable set of dentures for his patients. It may take around one to two weeks for your new teeth to be fabricated. However, if you really need your smile to be picture perfect in a shorter amount of time than one or two weeks, Dr. Pitts can fit you with temporary dentures which you may use in the meantime.
How should you clean your dentures?
Once you get your dentures, Dr. Pitts will help you to take care of your dentures so that you can keep smiling for a much longer period of time. Cleaning them involves physical rubbing in order to get rid of debris which may have accumulated on the surfaces of your dentures. This can be done with the help of a soft brush and a special kind of toothpaste. You also need to remove your dentures before going to bed in order to expose your gums to saliva and allow them to breathe while you sleep.