If you are missing one or more teeth, your smile may be suffering in more ways than one. You may have difficulty chewing, or even speaking. But removable dentures can offer an affordable solution to help restore your smile and your bite.
What are Removable Dentures?
Removable dentures are replacement teeth fixed onto a plastic base. The dentures can either be partial, when you still have natural teeth in your mouth, or full dentures, when you need to replace all your teeth. Unlike implants or bridges, dentures are removable for easy cleaning and storage.
Advantages of Removable Dentures
Removable dentures are one of the most inexpensive ways to replace missing teeth. The removable denture restores function to your mouth and can also help preserve the contour of your face. Custom dentures can be made and worn within a few weeks of your first dental visit, which helps you smile and chew sooner.
What To Expect with Dentures
When you first receive your denture, you may need several fittings and adjustments before it will feel exactly right. This is normal. It may take some time to get used to eating with your new denture. Start with smaller bites and softer food. As you become accustomed to the feeling of your denture, you may move on to more complex foods.
Caring for your Removable Denture
Your denture will be durable but could break or crack if not handled properly. When removing and handling your denture, always place a towel under your work surface in case you drop your denture. Always clean your dentures daily with a toothbrush and a toothpaste specially formulated to clean dentures. Take care not to use abrasive cleaners on the dentures and make sure to keep your dentures in a denture bath overnight.
If you're missing teeth or if your dentist feels that you need to have teeth removed, talk to them about a removable denture to help restore your smile and bite. Be sure to use a dentist who specializes in dentures. Linden Dental, P.A. of Naples, FL offers several types of dentures to meet your individual needs. Schedule an appointment today to find out if removable dentures are right for you!