A denture is a removable oral prosthetic used to replace either a missing tooth or multiple lost teeth. They are customized to fit comfortably in your mouth, so you never have to worry about loose or ill-fitting dentures causing discomfort. Many patients choose this treatment option because it is affordable, effective, and can improve the look of your smile. Along with improving your oral health, it can also help to boost your confidence and self-esteem. Dentures make eating and speaking easier, preventing facial muscles from sagging and supporting the cheeks and lips.
Who Is a Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures can be an excellent option to restore their smile for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth. That said, a patient must have a healthy mouth and good bone structure to have dentures fitted. However, there are other tooth replacement options available, especially when not all of the teeth are missing. Patients who are missing teeth and want to learn more about tooth replacement options should call our dentist to schedule a consultation. From there, the dentist can recommend the best action for the patient’s needs.
The Benefits of Dentures
Improved Oral and Facial Appearance
The remaining teeth can shift out of place or tilt toward the gap when teeth are missing. This makes your mouth uncomfortable, affecting your speech and eating. A denture can restore the look of your teeth and let you resume speaking and eating normally.
Even one missing tooth can make chewing food difficult. Chewing becomes even more challenging as you lose more teeth. The bone in your jaw recedes when a tooth is missing, meaning you can experience additional pain when you chew certain foods. A denture helps you eat foods you usually would not have been able to eat before.
Oral Health Benefits
Dentures can help you eat better than you would without, enabling you to better absorb the nutrients you need to keep your mouth and the rest of your body healthy. Also, in the case of partial dentures, they keep the remaining teeth from shifting out of place or tilt toward the gap when teeth are missing. This prevents potential malocclusion or even further tooth loss.
How to Clean Dentures?
Cleaning your dentures is essential in keeping them in good condition, so you should always rinse them in water after every meal. You should also brush them with a denture cleaner or water. Never use bleach, vinegar, or other harsh cleaning products on your dentures because they can scratch them and cause them to look worn.
Patients who are missing teeth and want to learn more about tooth replacement options should visit Advanced Dental Solutions Inc at 615 E. 82nd Ave Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99518, or call 907-562-1686.