Dentures Mission Viejo
Are you missing some of your natural teeth or are you on the verge of losing them? Then dentures in Mission Viejo may be the solution you need. At Turquoise Dental in Mission Viejo, our team offers many viable solutions for you. Whether some or all of your natural teeth are missing may be able to restore the functionality of your mouth and the aesthetics of your smile with dentures.
Our main office is conveniently located in Mission Viejo, CA, so you don’t have to go far to meet and work with our professional denture specialists.
What are dentures?
Simply put, a denture is a set of synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base that has been made to match your natural teeth and gums.
Not only does it make your smile look better, but dentures also fix the way your mouth functions overall. Dentures also support your cheeks and lips to reduce the sagging of the muscles in your face.
What are some of the different types of dentures?
At Turquoise Dental, we offer several types of dentures that might be suitable for you. Even though there are many options, not all patients are good candidates for every type of denture. During your appointment, we will let you know which options may work best for you.
Conventional Complete Dentures
Conventional complete dentures consist of an upper denture and a lower denture.
The upper denture is made to replace all of the teeth in your upper jaw. It covers the roof of your mouth and fits securely on your upper gums and palate.
The lower denture is made to take the place of all your teeth in your lower jaw. It sits on the lower gums and stays in place with the help of your tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles.
Before we begin inserting in your new set of dentures, your mouth must be clear of all natural teeth before conventional complete dentures are placed. With that being said please expect additional procedures during your visit in the case that some of your teeth need to be removed. After the teeth have been removed, the dentures will be placed once your gums have healed.
Implant-Supported Complete Dentures
Similar to conventional complete dentures, implant-supported complete dentures replace all of your natural teeth. However, they are different in a very unique way. Instead of relying solely on the structure, tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles, this type of denture uses implants to keep them secure.
Implant-supported complete dentures are placed on healthy gums that have fully recovered from teeth extractions and/or implant placements.
Immediate dentures are put into place right after all of your remaining teeth have been removed. You do not have to wait for your gums to heal before the immediate dentures are placed. Please note that the dentist may need to make some adjustments once your gums have fully healed.
Partial dentures are also comprised of synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base made to look like your natural teeth and gums. Below the plastic base, they usually have a framework that attaches to your teeth. Unlike complete dentures, partial dentures cannot be placed in a mouth with no teeth.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Dentures require special attention to keep them working well and looking good. As result, we have broken down each step of the care process here.
Although they are made to be teeth replacements, your dentures are fragile and should be handled very carefully at all times. They can easily break from being dropped an impact of just a few inches.
When they are not in your mouth, handle your dentures over a folded towel or sink of cool water. As a result, we recommend that you never place your dentures in hot water since the heat can warp them.
When not in your mouth, your dentures need to be stored in water and a case so they will not dry out or lose their shape. Also, be sure to keep your dentures out of the reach of pets and children.
Like your natural teeth, your dentures need to be cleaned well.
The best way to clean them is to remove them from your mouth and rinse with cool water to remove loose food particles. After doing this, use a denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush with a denture cleanser to clean them. Once you have finished cleaning your dentures, rinse them with cool water in case there are chemicals in the cleanser that are not meant to go into your mouth.
Since dentures are more delicate and not made of the same materials as natural teeth and gums, do not use toothpaste or hard bristled toothbrushes to clean them. Such cleaning materials may be too abrasive and scratch your dentures. This can leave them less attractive, more susceptible to stains, and harder to clean. We recommend that you use denture cleaners that meet the American Dental Association’s standards for effectiveness and safety.
You should continue to clean all parts of the inside of your mouth daily as well. Brushing your palate, tongue, and gums every morning with a soft brush increases the circulation in your tissue and helps get rid of plaque.
To keep your dentures in place and properly supported, you should maintain a healthy mouth. Along with cleaning your mouth daily, a balanced diet can keep your mouth strong. Also, avoid foods that may discolor or damage your dentures.
Visit the Dentist
You should visit the dentist periodically to make sure your dentures and mouth are functioning together correctly. Besides checking the fit of your dentures, the dentist will also look for any signs of oral diseases.
How do I know if I should get dentures?
When teeth are missing, there are many different ways to help your mouth function optimally and look great. The first step is to make an appointment with a dentist is the best way to determine what type of treatment is best for you.
At Turquoise Dental, we work with the top denture lab specialists in Mission Viejo, El Toro, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, and nearby areas to get you the best dentures possible in CA.
Give us a call at (949) 454-7474 to schedule an appointment.
Let’s help you feel great with an awesome-looking smile again!