A quality pair of dentures should be able to give you peace of mind. Cracks and breaks can really interfere with day-to-day life, so it’s important to know what can be done to ensure durability. Here are a few ways you can keep your dentures in good shape for years.
Understand Your Dentures
The first step in making your dentures last is to be informed on how they work and what can happen to them over time. A key thing to keep in mind is that, from your first pair onwards, your jaw will very gradually change shape and the material of the dentures will wear down. This kind of change requires that you replace your dentures over a regular interval of time. Be sure to ask your denturist when you will need a new pair, as it will often vary depending on a number of factors. Most importantly, follow their advice! Waiting longer than the recommended period will run the risk of having your dentures crack or break, and that’s a quick way to ruin your day.
Treat Them Well
The best dentures are designed to stand up to eating and talking, but not sudden impacts on bathroom floors or sinks. Aside from proper handling, being vigilant about keeping your dentures clean on a daily basis will go a long ways towards making them last. Closely follow the cleaning recommendations of your denturist; use the correct denture cleaner, and look closely for stains, plaque, and other forms of build-up. Last but not least, don’t wear them while you sleep. Instead, keep them in water at night.
Stay Healthy and Clean
Just as important as the cleanliness of your dentures is the rest of your oral hygiene. Take good care of your gums and other tissues to prevent accumulation of bacteria. If you have natural teeth remaining, keep them healthy with regular and thorough home care. Visits to the dentist will allow you to stay knowledgeable about the state of your overall oral conditions and how best to keep your oral tissues in good health. If you can keep bacteria and other unwanted materials from establishing themselves, your dentures will stay clean too, allowing them to hold up much better to wear and tear!
Looking for an experienced Calgary denturist who can provide you with the care you need? South Calgary Denture and Implant Clinic strives to keep your smile as full and healthy as possible. Give us a call at (403) 254-5000 today!