Are Dentures for Me?
When a person has lost all their teeth, one way to replace the teeth and rehabilitate the person’s chewing function is with full dentures. Dr. Perry has been trained in the Staub Denture technique to aid in his patients’ rehabilitative needs. Both Dr. Perry & Dr. Dan have an artistic eye that guides the arrangement of teeth so that they look youthful yet natural. They are experts at making the teeth blend into the face aesthetically.
Benefits of Dentures
You will look younger! A toothless smile not a sought after look, but a great smile is! Dentures not only replace missing teeth but help keep the muscles in your face firm. Without teeth, those muscles actually grow weak, causing your face to sag.
When you are missing some or all of your teeth, chewing becomes a problem. Additionally, this can cause digestion issues since you are not able to thoroughly chew your food. As you can see, replacing those teeth will help your quality of life in many ways.
Caring for a New Set of Teeth
You brush your natural teeth to keep them clean. In much the same way, you want to care for your new set of teeth. Brushing them will also help avoid staining. Here are some additional tips from mouthhealthy.org.
- Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food or debris.
- Use a soft bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser to gently brush all the surfaces of the dentures so they don’t get scratched.
- When brushing, clean your mouth thoroughly—including your gums, cheeks, roof of your mouth and tongue to remove any plaque. This can help reduce the risk of oral irritation and bad breath.
- When you’re not wearing your dentures, put them in a safe place covered in water to keep them from warping.
- Occasionally, denture wearers may use adhesives. Adhesives come in many forms: creams, powders, pads/wafers, strips or liquids. If you use one of these products, read the instructions, and use them exactly as directed. Your dentist can recommend appropriate cleansers and adhesives; look for products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Products with the ADA Seal have been evaluated for safety and effectiveness.
If you have further questions, please ask Dr. Perry! Give our office a call and we will be happy to help.