Dentures are fixed or removable dental appliances that are used to restore your smile by replacing missing teeth. If some or all your natural teeth are lost due to decay, injury, or gum disease, you can consider dentures as a tooth replacement option to benefit the aesthetics and health of your smile. Loss of teeth can cause the facial muscles to sag, making you look older. High-quality dentures from the office of All Smiles Bethesda can fill out the space created by missing teeth in a natural-looking way.
You may take some time to adjust to your new dentures. It is common for the dentures to feel awkward and loose for a few weeks as the muscles of the tongue and cheek take time to adjust to them. You may also experience mild soreness and irritation and an excess flow of saliva. These problems go away as you get used to wearing your dentures.
Your dentures need care and maintenance just like your natural teeth. Below are a few tips to follow to help your removable dentures last long:
- Store your dentures in a soaking solution to prevent them from drying.
- Clean your dentures using a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive cleaner to get rid of food debris and plaque
- Keep your mouth thoroughly clean by brushing the gums, roof of the mouth, tongue and inner cheeks. This will reduce the risk of infection, bad breath and irritation.
- If your dentures break or get damaged, do not try to repair them yourself. Seek consultation from our office immediately.
In addition to conventional full and partial dentures, we also offer fixed dentures and denture stabilization which use dental implants to help your dentures stay securely in place as you speak, eat and smile. These solutions are particularly useful for those people who are worried about uncomfortable, slipping and ill-fitting dentures. They provide tremendous stability and support and keep your upper and lower jawbone from deteriorating.
For more information about tooth replacement options from our expert team, please contact our office at (301) 200-8804.