Las Vegas enjoys natural smiles with dentures from a dentist with an artist's eye for beautyPosted By Dr. Christopher Lim
Several types of dentures are available:
- Conventional – a complete removable appliance is made after the teeth have been extracted and the gums and tissues have healed. This could take several months.
- Immediate – made and inserted the same day the teeth are removed. The model is made on a prior visit, and it ensures the patient is not without their teeth during the healing process. These dentures may have to be adjusted or realigned after the mouth has healed.
- Overdenture – fits over a small number of natural teeth or implants. Dr. Lim often recommends this to help stabilize the dentures and preserve the jawbone.
Good oral hygiene should be maintained, and a patient should make sure to brush gum surfaces, tongue, and the roof of the mouth to stimulate circulation. The denture appliance should be cleaned every day as well, using a soft bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner to remove plaque. Store the dentures in water to keep them from warping. Sometimes, denture adhesive may be required for extra stability. Follow instructions from the dentist and on the package.
Dr. Lim prides himself on his artistry. He strives to create a smile that is a work of art for each of his patients. Call Hillside Dental at 702-666-8584 to schedule your appointment.