I Need to Complete My Smile! How Do I Start?

I Need to Complete My Smile! How Do I Start?Did you suffer from tooth loss in 2016? Were you forced to have a tooth extracted after a painful infection developed? Incomplete smiles can make it difficult to chew comfortably, or even smile confidently. Fortunately, modern dental prosthetics make it possible to address tooth loss with great-looking and natural-feeling results. If you are ready to complete your smile, why not talk to your restorative dentist about how that can be done.

Where and How Can I Get Dentures?

Dentures are one of the fastest solutions for completing the smile. They are also incredibly versatile, and built to be durable, as well. Dentures can be created to address a single lost tooth, several, or even an entire arch of teeth. They are generally made of a durable plastic material, that can last for many years with proper care. Perhaps best of all, they can be used in conjunction with denture adhesives, dental bridges or dental implants, to help create added stability when chewing.

How Do I Clean My Dentures?

Toothpastes are designed for teeth’s enamel, which is quite different from the durable plastic from which most dentures are crafted. To protect your dentures, then, it’s best to use a non-abrasive cleaner, like one specifically designed for dentures, though a gentle dish soap is also often a safe option.

To help remove deep stains from your dentures, speak with your dentist about safe options, since most over-the-counter products designed to whiten teeth will be far too harsh for use on dentures.

You should also avoid spending 24 hours in your dentures, as this fails to give the jaw a time to relax, and it can also lead to poor oral hygiene. Just make sure you soak your dentures in water, when they are removed.