Many people believe that dentures, unlike natural teeth, are impervious to stains, chipping, and readjustments. In fact, dentures require just as much care. For example, you will need to revisit your dentist every so often to make sure your dentures still fit properly, just as eyeglasses prescriptions require regular checkups.

Another myth is that you can wear dentures all day and night. Remember that dentures are products that require cleaning. Make sure to remove your dentures at least once per day or overnight and place them in an approved cleaning solution. Most dentists recommend leaving them out at night, as some individuals clench their teeth in their sleep and create unhealthy pressure in the mouth.

Dentures can feel natural over time, but there are cases where you should not think of dentures as natural teeth. For example, avoid biting into hard foods such as apples using your front teeth; the pressure causes damage to and shifts in your bones, making future denture fittings difficult.

About Sexton Dental

Provider of restorative and cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bridges, and dentures, Sexton Dental Clinic provides an extensive list of services designed to meet the needs of every patient. Patients from all around the country visit the clinic for services such as cleaning, bleaching, comprehensive exams, root canals, implants, and more.
Many dental products such as toothpaste and floss stress the benefits your teeth receive from regular cleaning, but oral hygiene affects your overall health as well.

Despite your best efforts, bacteria will settle in your mouth. Without brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams, that bacteria could cause infections such as gum disease. Your gums connect to your bloodstream. When their defenses go down, those bacteria crawl into the bloodstream and hold the potential to cause even bigger problems such as increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.

About Sexton Dental

The specialists at Sexton Dental Clinic understand that good oral hygiene plays a pivotal role in good overall health. To promote better oral hygiene, the clinic offers services that include full exams, cleaning, bleaching, fillings, crowns, dentures, and other cosmetic and restorative procedures.

Dentists know that Lumineers, a type of highly translucent and extremely thin tooth veneers whose sheen closely resembles natural enamel, can transform a patient’s appearance. Lumineers are one of the most sought-after treatments at the full-service Sexton Dental Clinic in Florence, South Carolina.

Lumineers fill gaps to even out the smile and fix the appearance of stained and broken teeth, and they are durable enough to last for decades. Unless there is a severe orthodontic problem, Lumineers can additionally negate the need for braces by creating a straighter and better aligned appearance.

A dentist bonds the Lumineers directly onto the patient’s teeth without the need for anesthetics and without removing the existing structure of the teeth. In the first session, the dentist takes a precisely molded impression of the patient’s teeth and performs the necessary preparations. At the second appointment, generally after a few weeks, the patient comes back to have the Lumineers bonded.

Today, more than a quarter of a million people in the United States enjoy brighter and more attractive smiles thanks to Lumineers.

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If you are a candidate for dentures, you may receive a complete or a partial set, depending on the extent of your tooth loss.

Complete dentures fall into two categories: “immediate” and “conventional.” Conventional dentures are crafted and placed about ten to twelve months after all teeth have been removed, to allow the gums time to heal. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, can be positioned immediately after removing the teeth. Despite the advantage they present, immediate dentures may require more extensive fittings because bone and gums may shrink and change shape during the healing period. In most cases, immediate dentures should be considered temporary.

Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth set into a pink gum-like frame attached to the inside of the mouth by a metal clasp. A dentist will recommend a partial denture when the patient has one or more healthy teeth remaining. A partial denture fills in the gaps in the mouth and prevents other teeth from shifting their positions.

In some cases, dental implants may be preferable to dentures. Though the cost is greater, implants present a more natural appearance and are increasingly becoming a treatment of choice.

Sexton Dental Clinic serves the residents of Florence, South Carolina, and surrounding areas as a full-service, same-day provider of partial and complete sets of dentures, as well as other dental services such as cleaning, bleaching, bridges, implants, and cosmetic procedures.