Posts for tag: dentures

By Brookside Dental Care
May 27, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Follow this useful guide to make sure that your dentures look and feel their best.

Our Stockton, CA, dentists Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Roger Lang and Dr. Ravneet Nijjar pride themselves on creating dentures that are made from durable and lifelike materials that can help restore your smile with a false set of teeth that look as natural and feel as comfortable as possible. Of course, we also know that you want your new teeth to last as long as possible, and the good news is that how you care for them can keep them strong and healthy for years to come.

Here are some tips for cleaning and caring for your dentures,

Rinse After Eating

Every time you eat you should rinse your dentures off to prevent food and plaque from getting stuck under your dentures where they could also cause problems for the gums. Make sure to handle your dentures with a gentle hand while letting lukewarm water run over your dentures (place a towel in the sink so if you do drop your dentures, they have a soft spot to land on).

Use Lukewarm Water

While hot water may sound like a great idea when it comes to soaking in a tub, hot water on dentures is a no-no. Hot or boiling water can damage or warp your dentures, which can cause your false teeth to no longer fit properly. Play it safe and use cold or lukewarm water whenever you are cleaning or rinsing out your false teeth.

Brush Dentures Daily

The benefit of false teeth is that they can’t develop cavities; however, your Stockton, CA, family dentists will still advise all denture wearers to clean their teeth at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleanser. When you get fitted for your new teeth, we would be happy to discuss which products to use and show you how to properly clean your dentures to remove any adhesives and to keep your new smile looking its best.

Don’t Let Them Dry Out

When you aren’t wearing your dentures, you should never just take them out and leave them on the nightstand or bathroom counter. Not only could this cause you to accidentally knock them off and break them, but when dentures dry out this can also warp or alter the shape of your false teeth. It’s important that if you aren’t wearing your dentures that you place them in water or a soaking solution (if you are leaving them overnight).

Are you wondering whether you could benefit from getting dentures here in Stockton, CA? If so, the dental team at Brookside Dental Care would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the different tooth replacement options they offer. To schedule a consultation, please call (209) 952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
March 05, 2020
Category: Uncategorized

Have you lost one or more teeth? If so, dentures, bridges, and dental implants, are all quality treatment options that can restore your missing teeth and give you something to smile about again. Here at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, your dentists, Drs. Alexander Pritsky, Roger Lang, and Ravneet Nijjar, can help you decide which option is right for you.

Why replacing your lost tooth is so important

In addition to improving your appearance, restoring lost teeth offers a few benefits that you may not realize. Once a tooth is lost, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to drift. Drifting changes the alignment and appearance of your teeth and can lead to bite problems and difficulty removing plaque from overlapping edges of teeth.

Lost teeth can also make biting, tearing, and grinding food difficult. If you've lost multiple teeth, you may even give up eating hard or tough foods because they're just too difficult to chew. Unfortunately, this may cause nutritional problems. Restoring lost teeth helps you avoid these issues.

What choices are available in Stockton?

One of more of these restoration methods may be a good option for you:

  • Bridge: A bridge replaces one or two missing teeth. Artificial teeth are connected to dental crowns at either end of the bridge. Crowns are hollow restorations that fit over teeth after they've been reduced in size. The crowns are cemented on to the supporting teeth and hold the bridge firmly in place.
  • Dentures: Both partial or full dentures can restore your smile, depending on the number of teeth you've lost. Partial dentures hook over supporting teeth, while full dentures rest against your gums. Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth just after any remaining teeth are pulled, while full dentures are used after healing occurs. Dentures are created from impressions of your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit.
  • Dental Implants: Implants are synthetic substitute roots placed in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. They're topped with dental crowns to completely restore missing teeth. Although dental implants are most often used to replace single missing teeth, they can also restore multiple missing teeth and can even be connected to dentures.

Need dental work? Give us a call

Restore your smile with dentures or other tooth restoration options. Call your dentists in Stockton, CA, Drs. Pritsky, Lang, or Nijjar, at (209) 952-8804 to schedule your appointment.

By Brookside Dental Care
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

People often lose teeth from dental trauma, extractions, or in severe cases of periodontal disease where the tooth was impossible to save. If yours are missing, you probably don't feel like smiling much these days. When you lose your teeth, facial muscles can sag, and eating and speaking may not be as easy as it once was. At Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, it doesn't matter why your teeth are missing. What matters is how we can help you to correct the problem.

Below are some frequently asked questions patients have about dentures.

What Types of Dentures are Available?

  • Conventional - After we extract the remaining teeth, and tissues heal, we place these removable dentures inside the mouth.
  • Immediate - We insert these removable set of dentures immediately after extracting the remaining teeth. Because we outline your smile goals before you begin, you won't be without teeth during the healing period.
  • Over-denture - It isn't always necessary to remove natural teeth for dentures to be placed. When we can save them, an over-denture covers the remaining teeth to provide stability, support, and to preserve your jawbone.

What Can I Expect from Treatment?

At Brookside Dental Care, once your procedure is complete in our Stockton, CA, office, it may take some time getting used to your new dentures. As your mouth becomes accustomed, you'll need to follow adequate oral hygiene practices and brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. We also recommend that you brush the roof of your mouth, as well as your tongue, to stimulate circulation before inserting them. Taking care of your dentures will prevent stains, scratches, and oral irritation.

If you are tired of living with missing teeth, visit our office to discuss the benefits of dentures further. At Brookside Dental Care, our dedicated team of Stockton, CA, dentists are committed to providing you with the best care, services, and results every time. To learn more about dentures, as well as other services we provide to restore your smile, visit our website. For questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment, please call (209) 952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
July 09, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

Missing teeth can lead to a number of health problems, as well as a loss in self-confidence and self-esteem. Accordingly, if you are denturescurrently experiencing tooth loss, it makes sense to see a dentist at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, for information on how you can replace your teeth. After all, there may be a simple solution available: dentures!

Who Needs Dentures?
While senior citizens are often associated with dentures, younger adults ages 30 and up can also benefit from these appliances. Tooth loss is relatively prevalent in adult Americans over 20. In fact, The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates that patients between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of about 24.92 teeth remaining out of 32. Tooth loss can happen because of untreated dental decay, advanced gum disease, or a sports injury. Dentures are generally suggested when a patient has a lack of sufficient bone tissue for dental implants.

Full vs. Partial Dentures
The two main categories of dentures are full and partial devices.

  • Full dentures cover the entire gumline, protecting it from damage and allowing the patient to chew solid foods again. A fitting process is necessary to ensure that the full denture stays fixed in place during the day. Types include conventional, immediate, and implant dentures.
  • Partial dentures are designed to replace just a few teeth and usually stay anchored in place by metal claps or frameworks. These devices are available from your Stockton, CA, dentist to fill in single spaces, several adjacent missing teeth, or multiple nonadjacent missing teeth along the gumline.

Having Your Dentures Fitted
It may help to know what to expect when you go to your Stockton, CA dentist to be fitted for dentures. If you still have teeth that need to be extracted due to decay or gum disease, that is the first step. Next, an impression must be made using a dental mold. The mold will be used to create your custom denture device, which may take up to a few weeks. After that, you may have to visit the dentist a couple more times for adjustments to perfect the fit.

Dentures Will Help Restore Your Smile
A denture could not only restore your oral function, but also give you a renewed sense of confidence. Call (209) 952-8804 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Ravneet Nijjar, or Dr. Emil Tanase at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA.

By Brookside Dental Care
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants   dentures  
Implant-SupportedDenturesCouldBoostYourJawboneHealth

People have depended on dentures for generations—and they still do. That's because they work, both in restoring dental function and a smile marred by missing teeth.

But they have one major drawback related to bone health. That's because living bone has a life cycle: as older cells die, new ones form to take their place. The pressure generated when we chew stimulates this growth. But when this stimulus goes missing along with the teeth, the cell replacement rate slows and bone volume and density gradually diminishes.

Traditional dentures can't transmit this chewing pressure stimulus. And because they rest directly on the gum ridges, they can adversely affect the underlying bone and actually accelerate bone loss.

But implant technology potentially solves this bone loss problem with dentures by using implants rather than the gums to support them. It's a two-fold benefit: first, the implants relieve much of the irritation to the gums and bone caused by traditional dentures. Primarily, though, the implants themselves can slow or even stop continuing bone loss.

Most implants are made of titanium, not only because it's compatible with the body, but also because it has an affinity with bone. Over time bone cells grow on the titanium post imbedded in the jawbone. This process not only creates stability and durability, it can improve bone health.

In recent years dentists have incorporated implants with dentures to create two exciting treatment options. With one option, the dentist installs two or more implants in the jaw, to which a specially fitted removable denture can be attached. You would still have the ease of removing the denture for cleaning, while gaining greater stability and a reduced risk of bone loss.

The other option is a fixed denture (or bridge) attached permanently to implants. For this option, a patient's jawbone must be adequate and healthy enough to support at least four to six implants. A fixed denture is also often costlier and more complex than a removable denture, but it can feel more like real teeth. It also promotes better bone health too.

Although both options are more expensive than traditional dentures, they can pay dividends for long-term dental health. Implants could help you enjoy your new dentures and resulting smile for a long time to come.

If you would like more information on dental implant-supported restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Overdentures & Fixed Dentures.”