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. However, a patient must have a healthy mouth and good bone structure to have dentures fitted. Without these characteristics, the patient will likely need more invasive treatment options such as dental implants or a dental bridge. Patients who are missing teeth and want to learn more about tooth replacement options should call their dentist to schedule a consultation. From there, the dentist can recommend the best action for the patient’s needs.

The Benefits of Dentures

Improved 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.

Easier Eating

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

Your mouth naturally changes shape over time as your jawbones and soft tissues shrink due to bone loss. This causes you to lose facial volume and make you look older. A denture helps restore your face's shape and prevent premature wrinkles. Dental implants can stabilize your denture to prevent slippage and movement while you eat and talk.

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.


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