A denture is a prosthetic tooth replacement option that is removable and can be made from acrylic, metal, or a combination of both. The artificial teeth are held in place by a hard resin base that resembles gum tissue. Dentures come in full sets to replace all the teeth on the top and/or bottom jaw, partial sets that replace some missing teeth, and even implant-supported dentures that are secured into place with dental implants to fill in the spaces of an entire arch of missing teeth.
Why Choose Dentures?
By choosing to get a set of full or partial dentures, you are giving yourself a full smile once again. You’ll be able to eat and speak properly without having to worry about your missing teeth anymore. If you’re self-conscious about your smile and looking for a budget-friendly restoration option, then dentures are an excellent and more affordable alternative.
Our dentists may recommend replacing several teeth rather than just one tooth, so you’ll be able to enjoy a complete and beautiful smile once more. Many of our patients also report improved confidence and self-esteem with their full set of teeth again.
Caring For Your Dentures
The best way to keep your smile healthy is by keeping your dentures clean and in good shape. Here are a few tips for taking the best care of your dentures:
- Brush your dentures every day. It’s important to remove food particles, plaque, and tartar from your dentures each day. This will keep them from staining. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush to clean your dentures.
- Soak your dentures overnight. This will help remove any stains or bacteria that might be lingering on your dentures. Make sure to use an effervescent cleaning tablet to help loosen the plaque and food particles.
- Store your dentures in water when you’re not wearing them. Keep your dentures in a soaking solution or water when you’re not using them to keep them moist and clean. Dry dentures can lead to cracks and chips along the edges.
- Remove and rinse your dentures after eating. Leaving your dentures in while you eat can cause them to become stained and absorb any odors from the foods. Make sure you rinse your dentures before putting them back in your mouth after a meal.
- Consult your dentist regularly to ensure you’re wearing the right fit. Wearing ill-fitting dentures can lead to soreness and discomfort in the mouth as well as changes to the shape of your face. If your dentures need to be adjusted, make an appointment with your dentist to have them repaired or refitted.
Contact Progressive Dental to learn more about oral care. Schedule an appointment with our dentist by calling Dentist in Ann Arbor, MI, at (734) 930-4022 or visit our office at 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive Lobby A, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.