Choose Dentures For A Beautiful Smile
We use dentures, also known as artificial teeth and gums, to replace a lost tooth or teeth after extraction. Our patients are either given full or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth have to be replaced.
At Swiss Smile, we ensure that we will custom design the dentures to fit your mouth perfectly, and visually match your existing teeth.
What Are Our Dentures Made Out Of
At Swiss Smile, we mostly use dentures made of hard resin for the “red” gum part as they provide a great fit and look natural. The teeth can be made out of porcelain or resin.
Benefits of Dentures
Losing one tooth or several teeth has a significant impact on the quality of life of the patient. It reduces the ability to chew food. Moreover, the aesthetic appearance and social interaction for many patients are compromised. Some patients feel ashamed because of their missing teeth and avoid smiling altogether.
By opting to fit dentures in your mouth, you’re not only improving the appearance of your smile but also providing support to the structure of your mouth like cheeks, and lips. If you have lost multiple teeth, with the help of dentures, you improve chewing capabilities significantly.
In case full dentures do not sufficiently hold in place due to bad anatomic pre-conditions dental implants – two or more - can be inserted in the bone. These implants can be used to perfectly hold full dentures in place while chewing or laughing.
Your dentist will discuss with you whether partial dentures might be the best option or whether full dentures might need the additional deployment of implants.
Cleaning the Dentures
Despite the type of denture you have, it needs to be cleaned regularly, just like regular teeth. Even though the dentures are made of artificial teeth, bacteria, plaque, and tartar can still build on them, causing harm to your natural teeth and gums, as well as reducing the life of the dentures. Dentures can be cleaned in three simple steps, as mentioned below:
Step 1: Take your dentures out of your mouth and run it under clean water. This is to remove any food particles that are stuck in the dentures.
Step 2: Using a toothbrush, brush the dentures all over very softly using a mild soap or denture cleaner. Don’t use regular toothpaste, or electric toothbrushes to clean the dentures as they can be too abrasive and cause damage to the dentures.
Step 3: Make sure you rinse the dentures and make them completely dry before fitting it back into your mouth.
Tips To Preserve Dentures For A Long Time
At Swiss Smile, we ensure to provide our patients with the highest quality material to custom-make their dentures. However, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes result in your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. Hence, we highly recommend scheduling regular visits to your nearest Swiss Smile clinic for regular checkups.
Additionally, our experts have recommended some tips you should adopt to care for your dentures:
- Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped. Hence, while handling your dentures, we recommend standing over a folded towel or basin of water
- Ensure your dentures don’t dry out. So, when you’re not wearing them, for example, while sleeping, place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or plain water. Never use hot water though, as it may cause them to warp
- Ensure that you not only clean your dentures regularly but also your mouth, gums, and natural teeth, to remove any plaque formation. The presence of plaque can result in wear and tear in the dentures of them not fitting in your mouth properly
- If you’re facing any denture problems like if they break, chip, or crack, visit us immediately. Don’t try to adjust them yourselves as it may cause damage beyond repair
If you have more questions regarding dentures or are looking to perfect your smile with the help of them, our experts at Swiss Smile are ready to help!
Do you have any questions or do you need any advice?
We will be pleased to be of service and to provide you with individual support.