Around 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. If you’re one of them, contact Frederick A. Johnson Jr. DDS, Inc. in San Clemente, California, to find out if custom-made dentures are right for you. Dr. Johnson works with a special dental lab that comes to the office to design and fit dentures to fit your mouth and restore your smile. Call Dr. Johnson or schedule a consultation online today for beautiful, natural-looking dentures.
Dentures are custom-made false teeth that restore your smile as well as your ability to bite, chew, and speak when you’ve lost your teeth. Customized dentures, with the right color, shape, and aesthetics, can change your whole outlook on yourself and boost your self-confidence.
Dentures provide a full upper or lower arch of teeth. They fit over your gums and are held in place with a special dental adhesive. If you have only lost some of your teeth, Dr. Johnson also provides partial dentures.
Dr. Johnson works with a unique denture lab that comes to his office to work with you. The denture technician takes molds and measurements and talks to you about how you want your smile to look. The lab creates a custom denture that fits your mouth precisely and gives you a natural-looking, comfortable smile.
When your dentures are ready, you have an appointment with Dr. Johnson so he can check the fit of your dentures. He also gives you instructions on how to take care of your dentures and get used to wearing them.
The ridges of your jaw and cheeks can change over time, so if your dentures become uncomfortable or start to rub, make an appointment right away so Dr. Johnson can make adjustments to keep you comfortable.
While dentures aren’t vulnerable to tooth decay, you still need to take care of them and keep them clean. You should always handle your dentures carefully while taking them out, putting them in, or cleaning them.
You should rinse off your dentures after you eat to remove any debris. While rinsing your dentures, you should also use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your gums, cheeks, tongue, and the roof of your mouth.
At night, you should gently brush your dentures with a soft toothbrush and a nonabrasive cleaner. Make sure to clean the ridges and remove any adhesive remnants as well as the teeth. Most types of dentures should soak in water or a mild denture-cleaning solution overnight.
You should always thoroughly rinse your dentures before placing them into your mouth in the morning.
Dr. Johnson gives you instructions on how long to wear your dentures every day while you get used to them. He has years of experience in fitting patients with dentures and can answer your questions and provide useful tips.
Dentures will feel a little strange while you get used to them. However, in addition to following Dr. Johnson’s instructions, if you read aloud or sing to yourself, you will get more practice and feel more comfortable with your dentures.
Call Dr. Johnson today or make an appointment online to learn more about dentures and find out if they’re right for you.