K.B. Family Dental
Kainaz Byramjee, DDS, MS
Dentist located in Renton, WA
Adult tooth loss is often due to periodontal or gum disease that weakens your gums, causing your teeth to loosen and fall out. Additionally, the fillings of elderly citizens weaken over time and lead to more tooth decay and tooth loss. If you have several teeth that need to be replaced, dentures are your best option -- and Dr. Kainaz Byramjee is happy to provide them. To be seen promptly, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Byramjee at K.B. Family Dental in Renton, Washington.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are false teeth that replace lost teeth. They can restore your smile, make it easier to eat and speak, and are fully replaceable: You can take them out of your mouth for cleaning and put them back in afterward.
How do dentures work?
There are three types of dentures, but regardless of which one you get, Dr. Byramjee uses the newest and latest technology to make impressions of your mouth before a dental laboratory custom-makes your dentures.
If you need conventional dentures, Dr. Byramjee removes any remaining teeth you have, fits you with temporary dentures, and allows your mouth to heal for a few months. Then, fully removable dentures are made and placed in your mouth.
Dr. Byramjee inserts these removable dentures on the same day that she removes your remaining teeth. However, immediate dentures need realignment after your jaw heals.
Overdentures are made to fit over a few natural teeth, but they also work with dental implants. Dr. Byramjee recommends overdentures when you have enough teeth in your mouth such that she can preserve your jawbone. Keeping your jawbone in-tact provides stability and support for your dentures.
Regardless of the type of dentures you choose, Dr. Byramjee provides personal care that leaves you satisfied with your experience and reduces your dental anxiety.
How do you care for dentures?
Be sure to brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush every morning before putting your dentures in your mouth. Doing so stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
When caring for your dentures, make sure you handle them with care to avoid breakage. You should also avoid allowing your dentures to dry out. Instead, place them in either a denture cleanser solution or plain water when you're not wearing them. Don’t use hot water, however, because doing so causes dentures to warp.
Rinse your dentures every day before brushing them with a soft bristle toothbrush to gently remove any food or other debris. Use a non-abrasive cleanser on your dentures to avoid scratches (that means no bleach or powdered household cleansers).
Most of the time, your saliva helps hold your dentures in place. However, denture adhesives in the form of creams, powders, wafers, or strips also hold your dentures in place and form a seal to keep food particles from sticking between your dentures and gums.
However, denture adhesives aren’t a remedy for poorly fitting dentures. If your dentures consistently slip out of place, see Dr. Byramjee for realignment or replacement.
To find out more about dentures, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Byramjee at K.B. Family Dental.