Our dentist in Sherman Oaks is committed to helping you keep your smile healthy for life — even if you’re wearing dentures! But what you might not know is that a removable prosthesis is still just as important to care for as your natural teeth.
Fact: You Need to Take Your Dentures Out Each Night
Sleeping in your dentures can make your bone change inside of your mouth, causing you to lose more structure than you should. This can impact the fit of your denture, making it feel loose and wobbly sooner than it ought to.
Fiction: You Don’t Need to See the Dentist if You Have False Teeth
Your dentures need to be inspected routinely, but so do your soft tissues. Our dentist will check for sore spots or pathology that might be hiding under your “plate.”
Fiction: One Pair of Dentures Will Last for the Rest of Your Life
Teeth can last for decades, but dentures cannot. Like fillings and crowns, dentures wear out. Even the best acrylic and porcelain can only hold their own for so long. When they give out, your denture will need to be replaced.
Fact: You Should Use a Special Brush and Cleanser
Denture cleansers are made to help lift the residue without scratching the acrylic. Abrasive cleansers could roughen up your prosthesis, making it susceptible to stain and tartar buildup. Soak your denture overnight and brush it clean in the morning, before putting it back in your mouth.
If you’re considering getting dentures or having yours adjusted, our dentist in Sherman Oaks is a great place to start. Dr. Nourian knows how important it is to feel confident about the fit and appearance of your prosthesis. Visit us today to see how we can help you have a great smile at any age! For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact Ron Nourian DDS at (818) 986-7531 or visit http://RonNourianDDS.com/.