Friday, May 3, 2013

Getting the most from your Dentures

Dentures enhance your oral and overall health and life.  They help you speak, chew and even support your facial structure.

Whether you wear full or partial dentures, it is important  to know how to take care of them, and when to repair or replace.  With age, the mouth naturally changes, which affect the fit of the dentures. The bone can recede and shrink, creating a space under the denture for food to become trapped, A partial with clasps may become loose or the supporting natural tooth may be subject to decay or periodontal disease. Regular oral examinations by the dentist are necessary even after natural teeth have been lost to assess and stabilize the fit of dentures and partials.

Ill fitting dentures are not only uncomfortable, they can impair overall health. When  there is a "maintenance problem" with a denture, take the problem directly to the dentist without detouring to the local drug store. Over the counter, do-it -yourself self- repair kits are often ineffective and even harmful. Denture breaks, cracks, fractures or separated denture teeth are simple repairs that can be processed within the same day

With currently available technologies, there is no need to put up with dentures that click, slip, feel loose or inhibit chewing, smiling and laughing says Dr. Cherukuri from her Chino, California practice.  Implants and posts (small diameter implants) have revolutionized the field of prosthetics enhancing the comfort and esthetics of denture wearers.

Call today for a complimentary consultation or visit for more information.

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