Meet the team that dedicated to provide you with dentures that will provide you with a great smile.
As Dental Prosthetists we see all sorts of oral conditions. We see the “good” and the “bad”. We use visual and digital means to detect any obvious abnormalities. We check for the four classic signs of inflammation by probing and asking questions such as:
We check to see if a partial denture can be placed around your natural teeth and over your gums.
Avoid sugar, drink lots of water, limit snacks between meals, watch what you eat.
It is important to understand that your dentures must be kept in a clean and hygienic condition. On most occasions we prefer you to remove your denture during sleep and use a cleaning technique as recommended. All type of dentures must be maintained and be regularly checked for:
Please make sure to remove your partial dentures when brushing or flossing. It is plaque that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Using regular and proper tooth brushing techniques and a good toothbrush (small bristle or rotating electric) will help you achieve the best results.
“To gain the maximum benefit from brushing your teeth, you should be brushing for at least two minutes morning and night, spending roughly 30 seconds on each quarter of your mouth.
Different type of denture materials and hygiene conditions will require different techniques. Start off by filling your sink 1/3 with water to avoid damage should the denture slip out of your hands. Try to hold the denture with your thumb and index fingers rather than hold and possibly squeeze it in the palm of your hand. After brushing your natural teeth use whatever foam is left on your tooth brush to “flick” out any food debris. Use gentle rotating brush movements between the teeth. Non-flexible, semi-flexible and metal dentures can be cleaned under warm water, but fully flexible dentures use HOT tap water. During sleep, once removed place in cold water in a cup with a lid. You can add one teaspoon of white vinegar as this method is economical and seems to work well. Nicotine, tea, coffee and the use of strong spices causes greater staining and you may need to use commercial denture cleaners to remove any stubborn stains. If you don’t succeed seek our assistance as a professional clean may be necessary.