If you grew up visiting your grandparents or other elderly relatives, chances are you have seen a set of dentures. False teeth have changed a lot over the past few decades, but the basics are still the same. This is the most popular restorative dentistry procedure for many reasons, and we still recommend it to many of our Dacula patients. Here are the dentures FAQs you need to know:
FAQ: Do dentures cause sore gums?
Modern dentures are designed to fit your mouth a lot better, but it is not unusual to need a few adjustments with new dentures before you get the perfect fit sorted out. If you are a new denture wearer with sore gums, contact your dentist in Dacula for a quick adjustment. We may also recommend a new adhesive product while you are there.
FAQ: How do I take care of my dentures?
Daily cleaning with a soft brush and soap and water is the trick for regular denture care. You may wish to use a denture-specific cleaner rather than soap to eliminate any lingering taste. Soaking your dentures overnight in a cleaning agent is also very helpful in getting rid of bacteria. Be sure to always wash your dentures over a sink full of water, rather than an empty sink, to prevent breakage should they drop.
FAQ: What do I do after getting dentures?
Your dentures will need to be replaced in about 10 years if you have good oral hygiene habits. Until then, continue to see your dentist in Dacula for regular restorative dentistry appointments.