Missing Teeth Replacement
Tooth loss can affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth in your mouth. If the time has come for you to replace one or more missing teeth, you’ll be glad to know there are several options available. A thorough examination and discussion will help us determine together which method is right for you.
Dentures and Partials
Like natural teeth, replacement prosthetics (dentures and partials) require daily care. Changes to your supporting bone and gum tissue as well as normal wear or damage may necessitate periodic professional maintenance or replacement of your denture. We are happy to discuss the options with you.
Tips on caring for your dentures:
- When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or basin of water. Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped.
- Don’t let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you are not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp.
- Brushing your dentures daily will remove food deposits and plaque, and help prevent them from becoming stained. An ultrasonic cleaner may be used to care for your dentures, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing.
- Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
- Give us a call if your dentures break, chip, crack or become loose. Don’t be tempted to adjust them yourself as this can damage them beyond repair.