4 Common Sense Reasons to Consider Dentures

denture implants in Portland OR

We are often asked if dentures or dental implants are a good solution for missing or decaying teeth and our typical response is an unequivocal yes. This is because there are so many benefits to moving to dentures if you are experiencing the following problems with your mouth:

  • A decrease in function because of pain or missing teeth
  • A loss of self-confidence because you don’t like your smile
  • The decay in your mouth is causing erosion or damage to your gums

Today we would like to offer 4 points to think about when considering dentures or dental implants in Portland OR:

  1. Self-confidence: Your missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment for you; this is especially true if you are missing front teeth. Dealing with being self-conscious about your smile can cause discomfort during social and work interactions. Making the choice to get fitted with great-quality dentures from Classic Denture Center can allow you to regain self-confidence and actually enjoy interacting with others again. Your new dentures can also allow you to enjoy the food that you may have been missing out on due to your missing teeth.
  2. Comfort: Getting fitted with dentures that are comfortable can make a big difference in quality of life. In fact, most of our clients inform us that they forget they even have them in place. Today’s dentures are not like the ones from previous generations. Nowadays we take the time to properly fit our patients for their dentures by getting an impression of their gums. This part of the process allows your denturist to perfectly fabricate a set of dentures that fit the gum contour and jaw. This technology allows dentures to hold in place with natural suction to the gums and cause no irritation.
  3. Health: When spaces within your mouth are left empty by missing teeth, your teeth that are adjacent to and opposite of the empty spaces may shift to compensate for the open space. This can lead to discomfort with your bite and jaw. The best way fight shifting is to compensate for missing teeth with great fitting dentures.
  4. Several options available: Your denturist is a great wealth of knowledge when it comes to your options with your brand new dentures. There are so many different factors to consider, like the condition of the remaining natural teeth, gum health, and cost. Your denturist can help you determine the best course of action for you! Some of the options you have with new dentures are partial dentures to replace one or more teeth, full dentures, temporary immediate dentures and implant retained dentures. Regardless of the option you choose, new dentures are a simple and pain-free alternative to dealing with the discomfort and embarrassment of missing or decaying teeth.

If you have any questions about dentures or dental implants in Portland OR, please contact Classic Denture Center today! Our friendly staff is always ready and happy to help you take the next step toward a beautiful smile!

4 Vital Tips To Avoid Unnecessary Denture Repair

Denture Repair in Portland OR

At Classic Denture Center, we provide our clients with high-quality dentures that are built to last. Your dentures are designed to serve you comfortably and look great for many years with proper care. To take care of your dentures and keep them looking great, you just need to maintain a simple daily routine over time.

To help you keep them looking great and avoid unnecessary denture repair in Portland OR, we recommend you remember the following:

  • Be careful when handling them: Your dentures are meant to hold up to the elements, but they can easily break if you drop them in the sink. To prevent breaking them, keep a firm grip when cleaning.
  • Clean them regularly: A simple rinse of your dentures thoroughly in warm water after each meal and brushing them at least twice a day will help you keep them clean and free of plaque. That said, using regular toothbrush and toothpaste can leave microscopic scratches on your dentures, causing plaque to build up. Warm water and a gentle brush should be enough to keep them looking great.
  • Keep them moist: Removing your dentures when you go to bed and letting them soak in water overnight will give both your mouth and your dentures a break. If you are planning to use a cleaning solution that could possibly tarnish the metal on your dentures, consult with your denturist first. It is also important to remember to never use bleach, vinegar or harsh soap because these materials could irreversibly damage your dentures. And don’t let your dentures dry out because they could lose their shape.
  • Don’t wrap them in a paper towel: We know many of our clients with dentures do this one quite often.  We caution against this practice when possible because so many dentures are accidentally lost or thrown away when doing this. A great alternative to a paper towel or napkin is a carrying case that you can keep in your purse or in a safe place while you are not wearing them.
  • Visit your Denturist regularly: As always, we recommend that you visit your Denturist regularly to catch any issues that could be popping up. It is a good idea to stay on top of these problems so that you can address them early, before they become a potentially more serious issue that requires a denture repair in Portland OR. It is also important to let your Denturist know if you are experiencing any discomfort or changes in how your dentures work for you.

If you have any questions at all about how to care for your dentures or suspect that you might need a denture repair, come see us Classic Denture Center today!