What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable dental appliance that replaces your teeth and surrounding tissue to restore both the function and aesthetics of your smile. While their fit may be adjusted as needed to ensure comfort and proper function, dentures are custom-fabricated to fit your mouth and match the appearance of your natural teeth.
There are two types of denture: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace your full upper or lower set of teeth, making them the perfect option if you lost all or most of your teeth. Meanwhile, partial dentures are used to replace one or more teeth when some of your natural teeth remain. Partial dentures help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting into the space left by your missing ones.
How Do I Take Care of Dentures?
If you choose to replace your missing teeth with dentures, it’s important to take proper care of them. Some essential care tips include:
- Clean your dentures regularly using a soft bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive cleanser.
- Keep your regular dental appointments, as recommended.
- Replace your dentures ever 5 to 10 years.
- Ask your dentist to evaluate whether your dentures should be refit or replaced.
If you are ready to restore your smile with dentures, we can help. Contact our experienced and caring dental team at Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach to request a consultation today.