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Maintaining good dental health includes replacing missing teeth. Although some people may see teeth replacement as a cosmetic choice, the truth is that it’s best for your oral health. Missing teeth are known for causing issues such as decay, teeth shifting, and periodontal disease. And for those who are missing some or all teeth, dentures may be an option.
Learn more about dentures below and contact Dental Team of Worcester today!
Dentures are removable mouth appliances. Commonly, they are recommended for patients that are missing some or all teeth. The best part about dentures is how more natural and better fitting they are. Thanks to modern technology, dentures look and feel like real teeth. This is because they are custom-made and use the best materials like acrylic, nylon, and metal. Also, there are different types of dentures to best fit every patient’s individual needs.
Conventional dentures are traditional dentures. The patient is fitted for them after the gums have healed from teeth extraction. Although conventional dentures can take weeks to create, they fit the best. Depending on your needs, conventional dentures may be recommended.
Immediate dentures are very convenient. This set is given to patients right after teeth have been pulled, if applicable. Patients prefer immediate sets because they do not have to wait weeks like with conventional dentures. However, once the gums have healed, patients will need to return to have their set readjusted.
These dentures offer the best stability. That is because dental implants are used to hold the dentures in place. Both top and bottom dentures can be supported by dental implants.
Caring for dentures is essential. We recommend placing your set in clean water when not in use. This prevents warping. Likewise, brush them at least twice day to prevent bacteria buildup and bad breath. Be sure to also brush your tongue, inner cheeks, and palate. Gently rub your gums to get rid of bacteria as well. Of course, maintain your scheduled dental appointments. These visits allow the dentist to examine your oral health and readjust your dentures if needed.
Avoid chewing hard foods and candies. In addition, if your dentures become damaged or fit loose, contact your dentist right away.
Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible. Find out if dentures are right for you! Schedule a consultation with Dental Team Worcester today. Our highly-trained staff is available to assist you and answer any questions. New patients are always welcome! We look forward to meeting you.