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By Julie Folger, D.D.S
April 14, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Caring for your dentures the proper way is crucial not only for your oral health but your denture’s health as well. While you can certainly go to our practice in Sherman, TX, to consult with one of our dentists, Dr. Julie Folger or Dr. Ralf Poineal, for any concerns related to your dentures, it’s ultimately up to you to ensure that your dentures are in tiptop shape. Here are some easy tips to help you out.

Clean Your Dentures Every Day

Don’t use toothpaste for cleaning your dentures because it’s abrasive and could create scratches where plaque and food could easily accumulate. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid wearing down your dentures. Brushing your dentures also helps in preventing the formation of stains on your dentures. During cleaning, brush all the dentures’ surfaces gently, taking extra care not to bend the attachments or damage the plastic parts. Rinse your dentures with clean water after eating.

Opt for a Denture Cleaner

Denture cleaners are specifically formulated for cleaning dentures so they’re best for the job. Otherwise, you can also use mild dishwashing soap or even gentle liquid soap. Never use household cleaners or bleach as these are very abrasive and could bleach the dentures’ pink parts. You can likewise use ADA-approved ultrasonic cleaners, but take note that you should still brush your dentures daily.

Never Do DIY Repairs or Adjustments to Your Dentures

DIY denture repair kits could damage your dentures and seemingly safe OTC glues might have harmful chemicals. Likewise, never try to bend any part of the dentures, including the metal attachments and clasp to avoid weakening the structure. Ill-fitting dentures could cause sores and irritation on the gums and other parts of your mouth. So make sure to visit your dentist in Sherman, TX, if your dentures have a chip or crack, or if they break to get them professionally repaired.

Handle Your Dentures with Extra Care

When you’re not wearing your dentures, handle them with extra care. In order to avoid dropping them by accident when cleaning, always have a clean towel or a sink full of water under them. You also need to keep your dentures moist when you’re not wearing them so they don’t lose their shape or dry out. Place them in a denture-soaking solution if your dentures don’t have metal attachments or in cold or lukewarm water if they have metal parts.

For Advice or Concerns About Dentures or Dental Health, Give Us a Call.

Schedule your consultation with one of our dentists, Dr. Julie Folger or Dr. Ralf Poineal, here in our Sherman, TX, practice by calling (903) 893-2540.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S
November 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

There have never been more options for restoring missing teeth. If you have full or partial tooth loss, chances are you're health and quality denturesof life have suffered as a result. Modern dentures come in a number of styles and are designed to fit comfortably and securely so that you can eat, speak, smile, and engage in your daily life and routines without worrying about your teeth. The dentists at Folger Dentistry, Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal, offer cosmetic and general dentistry services in Sherman, TX.

 

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Services in Sherman, TX

Frequently asked questions about dentures:

 

Q: What are the different types of dentures?

A: Dentures are available for full or partial tooth loss, and there are several styles available depending on your oral health and individual needs. Types of dentures:

  • Conventional/complete dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Custom dentures
  • Snap-in
  • Implant-supported
  • Immediate (temporary)

 

Q: How do you care for dentures?

A: It depends on the type of dentures you choose. Our dentists will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your dentures, but in general they should be cleaned every day. Even if you have full tooth loss, it's still important to make sure you're practicing good oral hygiene keeping your gums clean as well.

 

Q: Do dentures need to be replaced?

A: Over time, your gums and jaw bone may shift and shrink due to factors like age and bone loss. Your dentures may require adjustments to make sure they continue to fit comfortably and securely.

 

Q: Are dentures right for me?

A: Dentures are an efficient and affordable solution to replace missing teeth. The first step in finding the best option for your needs is to schedule a comprehensive dental exam. Our dentists will make recommendations based on your situation and oral health.

 

Find a Dentist in Sherman, TX

For more information about the benefits of dentures and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments, contact Folger Dentistry today by calling (903) 893-2540 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S
May 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Do you need dentures now or expect that you might need the restorations in the future? Although appearance is certainly a key consideration when thinking about restoring your teeth, wearing dentures offers a few other advantages. Your Sherman, TX, dentists, Drs. Julie Folger and Ralf Poineal, can help you find the ideal denture option for you.

Dentures can boost your self-esteem

It can be hard to feel good about the way you look after you lose your teeth. In fact, concerns about your appearance may make you feel less confident in social situations or at work.

Although your grandparents' dentures may have looked like "false" teeth, today's dentures are designed to replicate the natural shape and color of teeth. In fact, people you just meet probably won't realize that you wear dentures.

Dentures may also reduce facial sagging, a common problem after tooth loss. Your teeth help support the muscles in the lower part of your face. Without dentures, sagging and wrinkling may occur, which can age your appearance prematurely.

Dentures improve your nutrition

Consuming pudding, soup, milkshakes and other soft or liquid foods may be fine for a few days, but adults weren't meant to live on a soft diet indefinitely. If you restrict the foods you eat because you can't chew, you won't receive the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need for good health.

Some people attempt to eat solid foods without chewing. This practice can lead to an upset stomach and increase your risk of choking. Dentures restore your ability to eat a well-rounded diet and make eating a safe, pleasurable experience once again.

Implant-supported dental implants, the newest denture option offered by your Sherman dentist, provides excellent biting power. The dentures make it easy to bite and chew hard foods and can be more comfortable than full or immediate dentures.

Dentures help you speak

No matter how hard you try, you won't be able to pronounce certain sounds without your teeth. Tooth loss can make communicating difficult and may even contribute to social isolation if you stop trying to talk to other people due to your frustrations. Although it will take a little while to adjust to your dentures, before long, you'll be speaking clearly.

Restore your smile with dentures! Call your Sherman, TX, dentists, Drs. Julie Folger and Ralf Poineal, at (903) 893-2540 to schedule an appointment.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Couple with DenturesDentures replace your missing teeth to give you back your smile. However, choosing the best denture option for you depends on your own personal situation. Working with your dentist to understand your denture choices can ensure that you make the best decision for you. Find out more about dentures and how they can help you with Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX.

Do I need dentures?
Dentures replace all or most of the teeth on an arch. While this procedure is one of the best options for patients with significant tooth loss, other options, such as bridges, may better suit patients with only one or a few missing teeth. Dentures require a committed oral care routine to ensure they retain their shape and fit into the mouth properly. Additionally, patients should understand that replacing their teeth does not eliminate the need for routine dental examinations and cleanings with their dentist.

What are my denture options?
You can choose from several types of dentures:

  • Full Dentures: Full dentures replace all the teeth on an arch. You can wear a full denture on your top jaw, bottom jaw, or both.
  • Partial Dentures: Partial dentures replace most of the teeth on an arch. The remaining natural teeth fit through the partial denture, acting as anchors and receiving the stimulation they require to remain healthy and stay in place.
  • Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are made based on measurements taken at a preliminary appointment. The denture is ready to be worn immediately following an extraction procedure.

Dentures in Sherman, TX
If you think you could benefit from dentures, you should talk with your dentist to see if this is the best option for you. Your dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate and which type of denture is best for your mouth and answer any questions you may have about your dental situation or restorations.

For more information on dentures or what they can do for you, please contact Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX. Call (903) 893-2540 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
April 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss requires an adjustment in oral function and even in your self-esteem. After extractions, gum tissue and jaw bone structure dentureschange quickly and dramatically, diminishing the height of your bite and collapsing youthful facial dimensions. What are your denture options in Sherman, TX? Ask Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal for your best smile solution.

Partial or total loss

Don't feel as though you're the only one. About 120 million Americans have lost a single tooth to decay, injury, gum disease, and other circumstances, says the American College of Prosthodontists. Many more millions have no teeth at all. If you're counted in these numbers, your dentists in Sherman have denture choices to improve your appearance and how well you speak, bite, and chew.

To help you choose your best denture, Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal will perform a complete examination, including X-rays. You'll discuss how your denture will look and fit into your mouth, as well as the "try-in" process and adjustment to and care of your new smile.

Types of dentures

There are several and include

  • Partial
  • Complete or full
  • Implant-supported

Partial dentures work for people who have lost one or more teeth but still have some healthy natural teeth remaining in their mouths. Pontics, or replacement teeth, are custom-made from tooth-colored acrylic. They anchor to natural teeth via light metal clasps.

Complete, or full, dentures may be placed immediately after tooth extraction or after bone and gum tissue have healed. Held in the mouth by the suction provided by the gums and alveolar arch (part of the jaw bone), complete dentures require precision craftsmanship for excellent fit and function. Typically, a quality denture needs no adhesive, but most appliances should be relined or remade as time passes because of changes in the shape of the oral cavity.

Implant-supported dentures provide unparalleled stability as they attach to titanium implant devices surgically placed in the jaw bone. Usually, your Sherman dentist utilizes four or more implants to secure these dentures.

Caring for dentures

You'll love the look of your new dentures in Sherman, TX, but the feel, function, and care take some getting used to. For instance, you may have to see Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal a few times during the first month for adjustments on your appliances. Taking a denture in and out will feel awkward at first, and your oral hygiene routine will change to a special denture brush, toothpaste, or specially-formulated soak.

Additionally, be sure to come to the office as usual every six months for your examination, cleaning and any other concerns you have as a denture wearer.

Find out more

After tooth loss, life can be good again with premiere dentures from Dr. Folger and Dr. Poineal in Sherman, TX. Don't live with embarrassing and dysfunctional smile gaps. Instead, call our caring team at (903) 893-2540 for a personalized consultation.



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