57% of North Americans who are ages 65 to 74 wear some form of dentures
Missing teeth allow adjacent teeth to shift, increase jaw bone loss and can increase the appearance of aging, and spaces increase the opportunity for decay and periodontal disease. One dental solution for missing teeth is dentures.
Will I be able to chew properly?
The new bite may not feel completely comfortable for several weeks. We can adjust the contacting surfaces of your teeth after the dentures/partials have settled into place.
How do I clean my dentures and mouth?
Your denture/partials can be cleaned easily by using a denture brush and mild toothpaste. Periodic denture soaks are also very useful (ex: Polident). We recommend leaving your partials out of your mouth at night and soaking in water.
Dentures only: Brush your gums with a regular toothbrush once per day to toughen and clean them.
Partials only: Use special care to clean parts of the partial that contact any natural teeth. Both the partial and the natural teeth must be kept very clean on a daily basis to reduce the chance of new dental decay starting.
How long will it take to get used to my new dentures?
After a few weeks of becoming adjusted to the new dentures/partials, you will have years of satisfaction from them.
How do I care for my dentures?
Over time, your jawbone and gums shrink when there are teeth missing. When this occurs, your dentures/partials will feel loose and may require relining. Wearing ill-fitting dentures/partials for too long without refitting can cause severe bone loss and very serious oral disease.
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