Sometimes, despite a person’s best efforts, they reach a point where they no longer have any teeth. Full dentures remain the most popular option for replacing their teeth. In the past, a denture was held in place by the suction that the denture would develop between itself and the gums it rested on. Now, with the advent of dental implants, we can provide a superior option to just full dentures.
If you have one tooth that needs replaced, a dental implant is a better option. If you need a full replacement of teeth, dental implants or dentures are the best options.
How do I care for dentures?
Dentures can not be whitened like normal teeth. To prevent staining, you should brush your dentures daily. Do not use toothpaste on your dentures, toothpaste is designed for teeth. Use a dishwashing liquid and a denture brush to clean your dentures.
Can I eat normally with dentures?
Most patients find they can eat as they did before with dentures. Learning how to eat with dentures is an adjustment and can take a little time to become completely comfortable. Eating sticky or chewy foods especially will take some time to adjust to.
Can dentures be repaired?
Yes, dentures can be repaired. Sometimes a simple reline will fix issues you may have with your dentures. Other damage to dentures may be possible to repair, but if the damage is extreme, new dentures may be necessary.
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