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Dentures are a removable dental appliance that replace missing teeth. Dentures are designed to closely resemble your natural teeth while restoring a healthy, beautiful smile.
Dentures also can reestablish biting and chewing surfaces, making it easier for you to eat and chew normally. Dentures can also help support your facial structure and your facial profile.
If dentures are prescribed for you, then you still need to brush your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and to help remove plaque. Regular dental exams are needed so we can examine your mouth and dentures to ensure a healthy and comfortable fit.
Brush your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and to help remove plaque. Regular dental checkups are needed so we can examine your mouth and dentures to ensure a healthy and comfortable fit.
Reasons for Dentures
- ✱ A significant amount of missing teeth
- ✱ Damaged and decayed tooth
- ✱ Maintain facial structure and profile
- ✱ Assist in eating, chewing, and speech
- ✱ Give confidence with a full smile
Designed to replace missing teeth to closely resemble natural teeth.
Modernized dentistry allows a broader selection of colors to more closely mimic the natural appearance of gums and teeth.
Caring For Your Dentures
Like how you would take care of your natural teeth, you must do the same for your dentures. The dentures should be brushed daily to remove food particles, built-up plaque, and stains. It would be best if you rinsed your denture with lukewarm water before removing the loose food debris. Handle your dentures with extreme care by using a soft-bristle toothbrush to scrub all surfaces gently. Since bacteria will be easily trapped in the dentures, be sure to store them in a safe place covered in water to reduce risks of oral irritation or bad breath.
Why Do People Get Dentures?
When patients are missing multiple teeth and the teeth they have remaining are undermined by decay or periodontal disease, dentures may be recommended.
What’s The Difference Between Immediate Dentures And Permanent Dentures?
Immediate dentures are made while a patient still has teeth present and are placed right after those teeth are extracted, versus permanent dentures that are made when the teeth have been missing for a period of time already.
What Can You Do With Loose Dentures?
You will need to contact our office to evaluate and assess the situation for you. In simple circumstances, we might recommend using denture adhesive, or we may recommend sending your dentures to the lab to have the underside of your denture relined to achieve a better fit. Sometimes there is nothing that can be done with your existing dentures and we will recommend new dentures be made.