A number of circumstances, such as gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, can lead to a need for dentures. While maintaining good dental hygiene is the first step to avoiding the need for dentures down the road, these dental appliances can be beneficial to anyone missing a full set of teeth. Dentures sometimes get a bad reputation, but replacing decayed or missing teeth is a crucial part of your physical and dental health.
Tooth loss can make it difficult to chew, which can make eating an uncomfortable task. If you aren’t able to eat the proper foods to maintain a balanced diet, you run the risk of damaging the health of the rest of your body. Dentures can restore your ability to eat foods you might have had to avoid, which will allow you to benefit from the nutrients that these foods offer. Plus, who wants to eat mushy foods all the time?
Loss of teeth can cause the muscles in your face to sag, which can make you appear older. Replacing missing teeth with dentures can remedy this change in your appearance by filling out your face. If your dentures are replacing rotten or missing teeth, dentures may even improve the appearance of your smile. Your set of dentures can typically be personalized to look similar to your original teeth, which can allow you to maintain your original appearance as much as possible.
Although dentures may not be real teeth, it is still vital that you practice great dental hygiene. Your dentures should be brushed daily; they can collect food debris and plaque. When brushing your dentures, you should also pay attention to your gums, cheeks, and roof of your mouth; these areas can collect plaque as well. When brushing, opt for a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive cleanser to protect your gums and dentures.
There are different types of dentures, such as conventional, immediate, and overdentures. It is important to discuss these options with your dentist to determine which set is best for your circumstances. At the Dental Care Center, we are proud to offer Same Day Dentures, which can minimize the impact that tooth loss might have on your appearance and health. In just a few hours, we can create a customized set of full dentures or partials that will have you looking and feeling just like yourself.
If you feel that it’s time to consider a set of dentures, make an appointment with us today to see if Same-Day Dentures are right for you!