As you get older, you may notice that your smile is not what it once was. Losing your natural teeth may be the result of tooth decay, injury, or gum disease, also resulting in sagging facial muscles that impact the structure of your face. To help restore your smile, your facial appearance, and your confidence, explore the option of dentures and partials that our dentist in Lakeview has to offer!
If you do not need a full mouth of dentures, you can opt for removable partial dentures that are made from replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Partials may also have a metal framework and clasp to connect to your teeth, or they may have other connectors for a more natural look. While it will take some practice to insert and remove your partial denture at first, you will get used to it quickly. Our dentist in Lakeview will give you specific instructions about how often you should be wearing your denture and at what times it should be removed.
Benefits of Dentures
When you first get dentures, you will experience an adjustment period during the first few weeks. They may initially feel loose or awkward and make your mouth feel sore. These issues should subside after you get more used to wearing dentures. Once you are accustomed to dentures, the benefits are well-worth the initial adjustment period.
- Improved confidence: If you have lost your natural teeth, simple activities like eating or talking can become more complicated and even painful. Plus, your appearance is also impacted when you lose your teeth. As soon as you get dentures, you will feel more confident and ready for your close-up!
- Cost-effective: While we all want a stellar smile, we don’t want to pay a lot of money to achieve this. Dentures are significantly more affordable than other tooth replacement options such as dental implants, and can provide similar results.
- Long-lasting: Your dentures may need to be replaced down the road, but if you care for them properly, they can last up to 10 years. Make sure to clean them with a denture-safe solution and brush them with a soft-bristled brush.
Before putting your dentures in, make sure to rinse them to get rid of debris. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush the surface of your dentures. When you are brushing your mouth, make sure to reach surfaces like your gums, cheeks, the roof of your mouth and tongue to get rid of plaque. When you are not wearing your dentures, make sure to keep them in a safe place.
If you’re ready to see how dentures or partials can improve your smile, please contact our dentist in Lakeview to schedule an appointment!