Our dentists, Dr. Morgan Smith and Dr. Kathryn Cameron at Smith Family Dental can provide patients suffering from lost teeth with a complete or partial denture. This is often an effective way to restore the function of a mouth that has been severely compromised by chronic gum disease or untreated tooth decay.
A removable partial denture is created in a dental lab and mimics the appearance of the missing or compromised teeth. The teeth are placed on a base that resembles your gums, and some partial dentures have hardware that holds them in place. While your denture will be designed to fit firmly in place, many denture wearers like to use a little denture adhesive when putting their partial in each morning.
This might also help reduce your chances of stray food particles working their way under the denture and causing gum irritation. When you remove your dentures, you should rinse it thoroughly to remove any residual adhesive and food debris. You can then apply fresh denture adhesive or place the denture in a soaking solution.
When shopping for denture supplies, it’s a good idea to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the label. This small logo indicates that the product has been researched and tested by the ADA to meet its high standards for safety and effectiveness.
If you live in the Murray, Utah, area and you have a problem with your dentures, you can always call 801-266-4427 to schedule an appointment at Smith Family Dental.