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What Holds Dentures in Place?
Posted on 4/13/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
Complete dentures stay firmly in place because they are created specifically to fit the shape of the gums and bone ridges in the mouth. As time pass by, the muscles of the mouth naturally adjust to perfectly conform with the dentures, thereby resulting to a much better fit or attachment. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are often kept in place by metal clasps that are attached to the remaining natural teeth. The clasps tend to securely hug the teeth and since natural teeth have roots, they are able to hold the partial dentures securely in place. Using Dental Adhesives for Better FitDental adhesives are often unnecessary, particularly if the dentures are well fitted. However, there are still many people who rely on dental adhesive considering that it makes them feel more secure that their dentures will stay in place and for a better fit as well. Dentures tend to become loose after some time considering that the bone and supporting gum tissue naturally changes, especially after the removal of natural teeth. When this happens, using dental adhesive can help to alleviate the problem, albeit temporarily. Dental adhesives can be in the form of pastes, pads, and powders. Regardless of the form, it is important that you read, understand, and follow the instructions on the label to the letter. Failure to do so can result in more serious problems than just loose dentures. For instance, if you are using a paste as a dental adhesive and you unknowingly put too much on the dentures, it can eventually lead to jaw problems or even ruin your dentures as well. Without a doubt, loose and ill-fitting dentures are not only uncomfortable but can also significantly impact your daily life in a negative way. While dental adhesives can help provide relief, it does not address the root cause of the problem. At the end of the day, you need to pay us a visit so we can adjust or find the best solution to keep your dentures in place....

How Long Does It Take to Adjust to a New Set of Dentures?
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
While it is relatively easy to get fitted and start wearing a new set of dentures, getting used to wearing them take a lot more time. Expect to have a difficult time doing your normal activities in the beginning such as eating and speaking. You can experience improvements every day, but it will generally take you about a month to carry out your normal activities without much trouble. During this period, it is best if you are continuously in touch with us, so we can make sure that your discomfort would be temporary and that you are healing well. Tips on Adjusting to New Dentures FasterWearing dentures require some getting used to. Fortunately, there are ways to help you adjust much faster. For one, you should avoid eating foods that require a lot of chewing. Consume soft foods until you are used to eating with your dentures. Learn to chew using both sides so that your dentures will remain balanced. As you progress, you can start eating regular food, but make sure to cut them into smaller bites and to continue chewing on both sides. Remember to increase your fluid intake and to avoid hard and sticky foods as well. The improvement may be gradual but be patient because it will eventually get better. The most important thing is to understand that we are your partner in this ordeal. While dentures can be painful, there are times when the pain is no longer normal and only a visit to our office and a thorough evaluation can determine that. Refrain from adjusting or doing anything to your dentures to try and make yourself more comfortable. Get in touch with us and we will surely help you to endure this adjustment period well. With our assistance, it would not be long before you get used to having your dentures and going back to your normal life....

Why Are Checkups So Important Following Dental Implants?
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
If you think that all your dental problems are magically solved once you get a dental implant, then you are making a very bad assumption. Good oral health is achieved not by the amount of dental operations you have undergone, but by the amount of care that is given to your teeth and gums. Post operation checkups are the norm when it comes to care after the surgery, and this is not just a formality. Your dental service provider needs to check if the implants are doing fine, if there are any changes, or if there are some important issues that need to be addressed. Checkups After Dental Implants are Standard ProcedureThe frequency of the checkups after the dental implants really depends on whether or not the dental implant is a full or partial one, your dental health history and other special conditions. What most people think is that dental implants can be left by themselves since it is all artificial and should be very sturdy. What they do not know is that improper handling will make the wear and tear faster, making your dental implant break down quickly. Follow up checkups are necessary since it is normal to experience pain and swelling within the first few days from the operation. Also, some patients already have some kind of gum disease even before the operation, and the condition of their oral health must be known and analyzed first so that the most efficient solution would be applied. Usually, a follow up check up will be done at the very least within the first six months, since the dental implants would also be cleaned, as well as determining whether your gums need more dental attention. If you have any concerns or questions about dental implants, drop by our clinic and let us have a good and healthy discussion....

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