Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag occurs and makes a person look older than they are. In addition, dentures will help you eat and speak more comfortably which are things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost. Our team of professionals at Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can fit you with the perfect dentures, helping you to regain comfort in these functions as well as enhance the appearance of your smile.
Replace Your Lost Teeth
Sometimes natural teeth need to be replaced, whether it is from periodontal disease, tooth decay or perhaps an injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile.
Replacing your missing teeth will improve your appearance and your health. Having missing teeth leads to facial muscles sag, making a person look older than they really are, that’s why dentures can be so important.
In addition to shaping your mouth again, you will be able to eat and speak and that is something you might take for granted but once you start losing your natural teeth, you may not even think about that.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food and plaque. Brushing helps prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and helps your mouth stay healthy. It’s best to use a brush designed for cleaning dentures. A toothbrush with soft bristles can also be used. Avoid using hard-bristled brushes that can damage dentures.
Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. 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 help remove plaque.
Regular dental check-ups are important. The dentist will examine your mouth to see if your dentures continue to fit properly. The dentist also examines your mouth for signs of oral diseases including cancer.
At Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry you can count on regular professional care. Your smile and oral health is important and we want you to wear your dentures with a smile.