How Abbeville, SC area patients can care for dentures
Dentures are a wonderful investment in the smile. When teeth are missing, dentures can help restore the function, health, and beauty of the smile and allow patients to maintain their self-confidence. Full and partial dentures are both available to patients in the Abbeville, SC area thanks to Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, and his team.
Full and partial dentures are made of materials that allow them to look beautiful, function at their best, and make them easy to remove for cleaning. Patients are encouraged to remove their dentures regularly to keep them looking their best with appropriate denture care.
Care for dentures is rather simple. Because they are removable, they can be taken out of the mouth with ease to allow patients to clean them with a denture brush. Patients must also keep them moist, so soaking them in denture cleansing solution overnight when they are not being worn can help break down any plaque that may develop on them. This is also a great time for patients to brush their remaining teeth, tongue, and clean gum tissue to ensure they maintain high oral health standards.
Dentures should be cared for in order to extend their lifespan. Longevity is important in getting the best value out of restorations such as these. Dentures can last a decade or longer when properly maintained by patients. If they need to be adjusted, Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD can address this during a dental appointment. Patients are encouraged to bring their dentures with them to their regular recall appointments so he can check their fit and function, and make adjustments if necessary.
Denture care is easy and is done every day to extend the lifespan of these restorations. When patients are choosing a dental restoration after tooth loss, they may have other options available to them including dental implants and dental bridges. However, full and partial dentures can solve problems just as effectively and provide patients with an affordable alternative.