If you’ve lost your teeth from decay, injury, periodontal disease, or just old age, you aren’t alone! Thousands of people lose adult teeth and have to either live with gaps or find a solution. Complete dentures from Contemporary Family Dentistry are excellent solutions for loss of all or most of your natural teeth.
Dentures can help your appearance, make it easier to eat and talk, and improve your overall health. They maintain the shape of your face and prevent your facial muscles from sagging, which can add years to your appearance. Learn more about dentures to see if they’re right for you!
THE BENEFITS OF DENTURES
People who lose just one or even several teeth may find more appropriate long-term solutions in dental bridges or tooth implants. If, however, you’ve lost all or almost all of your teeth, we may recommend dentures instead. Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that fit perfectly in your mouth, to replace lost natural teeth. You can receive full or partial dentures depending on how many teeth you’re missing. Your dentist will match the false teeth to your existing teeth if you need partial dentures.
Modern dentures use a hard, durable resin for long-lasting benefits, and a similar resin or flexible polymer for the piece that fits against the gums. Dentures can wear down over time, or experience cracks or chips if dropped. Your dentist will be able to tell you the details about when to replace your individual dentures. Wearing dentures can immediately improve the look of your smile, solving missing teeth with realistic replacements. You won’t have to hide your smile any longer!
Of course, dentures are good for much more than just appearance! False teeth enable you to talk, chew food, and live the life you had prior to losing your teeth. Whether you need full or partial dentures, your solution will give you back the abilities you lost when your teeth went missing. Keeping dentures in place can prevent loss of facial structure, preventing your mouth from sagging inward. They can fill out your face, improve your smile, and be a comfortable solution to lost teeth over time.
ORAL HYGIENE WITH DENTURES
Wearing full dentures does not mean neglecting oral hygiene. You must still brush your gums, tongue, and palate at least twice per day or after meals, using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brushing will keep the blood in your tissues circulating, remove plaque, and prevent further oral problems. Continue going to your local dentist for checkups and routine cleanings, to check for oral cancers.
Caring for your dentures is just as important as caring for your mouth. After each meal, remove and rinse your dentures with warm water to remove food debris. Clean your mouth after removing dentures. Brush dentures at least once per day, brushing with a nonabrasive denture cleanser. Clean the grooves that fit to your gums as well. Your dentist can help with keeping your dentures in good condition, and fitting tightly within your mouth.
Store dentures overnight in water or a special solution to keep them moist and the proper shape. Rinse them again before putting them back in your mouth. Handle your dentures carefully to avoid dropping and breaking them. While cleaning, do so gently to avoid bending the plastic or clasps. Speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team of dental professionals at Contemporary
Family Dentistry for more advice about how to replace missing teeth!