Dentures are normally associated with the elderly, but they can be useful for others as well. In fact, anyone who is missing teeth can benefit from using dentures. Fortunately, great strides have been made in recent years, leading to much more effective dentures. Do you know what the benefits of dentures actually are?
As you may know, dentures are designed to match the shape, color, and size of your natural teeth. Still, dentures are designed to be far more than cosmetic. In fact, if you’re missing teeth, you may have noticed that tasks that were once simple—such as chewing and pronouncing certain letters—will be simple again. Furthermore, dentures may also be a more affordable options than other restorations.
There are three different kinds of dentures. Conventional full dentures are placed after the rest of your teeth are removed and your gum tissue has healed. Another option is immediate full dentures, which are inserted immediately after your teeth are removed. Finally, you could choose partial dentures. These rest on metal frameworks that attach to your natural teeth.
Fortunately, dentures can last for quite some time. In fact, while dentures may eventually need to be remade, you can do a few things to extend their life. For instance, did you know that you shouldn’t let your dentures dry out? To avoid this problem, please place your dentures in a cleanser soak or in plain water when you aren’t wearing them. Similarly, please remember to brush your dentures and to keep the place that you store them clean.
If you think you may be a candidate for dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner, will examine your mouth and help determine if dentures are right for you. To schedule an appointment with us, please call our office at 860-673-7155. We look forward to hearing from you.