Seniors Can Restore Their Smiles with Dentures
If you have severely damaged or missing teeth, you may be self-conscious about smiling, speaking, or eating in public. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Dentures often replace damaged or missing teeth caused by severe tooth decay, fractures, and other traumatic injuries, so you can go on living your best life.
BayView Dental provides complete and partial dentures for many Sarasota-Bradenton, Venice and St. Petersburg seniors. Usually made from acrylic, zirconia, or a combination of materials, dentures serve as detachable replacements that are attached to titanium roots inserted into your jawbone. Complete dentures are used to replace all of your teeth, while partial dentures are used to replace some of your teeth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more, and expect something to smile about!
Making the Transition to Dentures
Dentures offer tremendous benefits for our patients. They can help you boost your confidence, resume normal functions, and appear younger because they help support your facial structure that may have been compromised due to tooth and bone loss. However, dentures require an adjustment period. Here are some helpful tips for making the most out of your transition and caring for your new dentures
Wear Your Dentures
While your new dentures may feel uncomfortable or “loose” at first, you must wear them to give your mouth the chance to adapt. We promise they’ll begin to feel more natural to you over time, as your tongue and mouth muscles adjust to keep them in place. However, if they continue to feel uncomfortable, schedule an appointment to evaluate their fit.
Clean Them Daily
It’s recommended that you gently clean your dentures daily with a specially designed denture cleanser and brush.
Adjust Your Eating Habits
At first, it may be necessary to eat softer foods, avoiding sticky ones whenever possible. You may need to cut your food into smaller bites and chew more slowly, using both sides of your mouth.
Remove Them at Night
Because your gums need time to rest, it’s recommended that you remove your dentures every night before you go to bed.
Reading aloud to yourself at home or practicing in front of a mirror can help you get used to speaking with your new dentures.
Have Questions or Concerns about Dentures? Don’t Hesitate to Contact Us!
Many people wait to go to the dentist until their teeth start to hurt, or worse, start to decay past the point of no return. You’re better off visiting your dentist regularly for preventative services and checkups. However, if you do have severely damaged or missing teeth, dentures can help you look and feel great again.
Have questions or concerns about dentures? Contact us to schedule an appointment. Since the 1990s, BayView Dental has helped countless patients in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice and St. Petersburg to achieve their dental goals!