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Denture Care

There are a couple different types of dentures ranging from a complete set of teeth to a partial set of teeth. This type of dental service is useful in cosmetic situations as well as functional situations, when it comes to eating or talking. The most important part about dentures is that they help you while remaining a comfortable piece of dental wear. As all dentures are custom fit for you, it is really important that you keep your dentures in good condition.

We have some tips to help you keep your dentures in tip-top shape!

Brush and Rinse:

Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be brushed and rinsed everyday. Do not use a toothbrush or tooth paste made for real teeth, instead, use products created specifically for dentures, as this will reduce the risk of any scratches or other damages.

Use a Denture Cleaner:

After brushing all of the plaque and food debris from your dentures, use a denture cleaner. Ask your dentist about which dental cleaner you should use and specifics on how to use it properly. Usually, you will submerge the dentures in the solution for a given amount of time, letting them soak to get them extra clean!

Avoid:

Steer clear of abrasive materials like rough bristles. Do not use whitening products or bleach. Hot water is also not recommended. Avoid using these things as they can cause issues to your dentures.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly:

As with any dental service, it is important to know that everything is going well. This will ensure that you are maintaining a good dental health and that your dentures fit and work properly. If you are having any issues with your dentures, your dentist will be able to work with you to fix the issue.

Keep these tips in mind while caring for your dentures. Take care of them as if they were your natural teeth and always keep your dentist in the loop. They are there to recommend specifics to all of the tips listed above.

If you have been considering dentures and are not sure if they are the right option for you, give us a call or make an appointment with us and we can discuss your situation and what options you have. We know dental care can be a tricky area to navigate, but we are here to help you through the process.

3D is Revolutionizing Impressions

 

Trios 3 HorizontalWe have a new toy and we’re excited to share it with you!

We are now using the TRIOS 3 for taking impressions. This award winning scanner will give us a 3D color image of your mouth. There aren’t any giant machines, no messy impression trays, and no waiting for results. The Trios 3 is smaller than previous models to comfortably fit in the mouth, quickly scans what it sees, and sends the images directly to a screen.

The TRIOS 3 allows us to:
  • See your entire mouth all at one and evaluate treatment more accurately.
  • Share the images with patients so that they can see the clinical situation be more comfortable accepting treatment.
  • Have open communication with our patients about treatment plans.
  • Get high definition photos of a patient’s mouth so that we can easily see problem areas.
  • Perfectly measure the shade of teeth for an exact match.

In the past we had to have impression trays, scanners, an intra-oral camera, and inaccurate shade measures. Now we only need the TRIOS. Of course we love that we need less equipment, but we also love that we will be saving our patients’ time by doing all of that in one go.

We’re so excited to begin using this in all areas of our practice, but especially for planning implants.

Some other services we will using this for are:
  • Crowns and bridges – this will give us an accurate guide to properly sizing, fitting, and coloring so that they will look more natural.
  • Veneers, inlays and onlays – perfect color matching will make it so they look real.
  • Temporary crowns and virtual diagnostic wax-ups.
  • Removable partial dentures – you’ll have natural looking dentures with a perfect fit.
  • Orthodontics – A clear, full picture of your mouth will let us plan the best course of action with the smallest amount of time.

We hope that you’re as excited as we are to use this tool. We love being on the cutting edge of dental technology, saving you time, and giving you a perfect smile.