Dentures help to replace your lost teeth. They appear similar to your natural teeth. They can help improve your physical appearance as well as your health.
Why Use Dentures
Most people choose dentures to replace lost teeth or to boost their confidence. Dentures are more than aesthetic appeal. They also help you to chew food comfortably by enabling you to chew your food using both sides of your mouth.
Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures: These are removable types and require periodical adjusting.
Permanent Dentures: Permanent dentures are placed surgically into the patient’s jawbone via dental surgery.
Complete Dentures: These are removable dentures that replace the entire set of missing teeth.
How Dentures Can help
Dentures make your day to day life easy by:
Improving your speech: Missing teeth can impact a person’s speech and pronunciations. With practice, you will be accustomed to dentures and improve speech
Improving your self-confidence: Dentures can help you improve your physical appearance and confidence. It makes social interactions easier than with missing teeth
Enhancing the shape of your face: People who have lost teeth appear older because of facial sag. Dentures can help improve facial structure and appearance.
Overall health improvement: Replacing missing teeth can improve the overall health of a person. The space left by missing teeth acts as a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to tooth decay or bad breath.
How to Take Care of Dentures
The normal lifetime of dentures is 10 years depending on the patient.
Clean your dentures daily: Make sure to brush your dentures on a daily basis. Like natural teeth, dentures can also build up plaque on the surface. Brush the denture surface using a soft brush.
Keep removable dentures in water: Dentures should be kept moist. Dry dentures can cause it to lose its shape.
Care for your mouth: Regularly brush your teeth and gums before you wear your dentures. This would help improve blood circulation in gums.
How Can We Assist?
At Covington Dentistry our expert dentists can help you choose the dentures best suitable for you. If you are a denture user and feel any discomfort, consult our dentist immediately.
The shape of the mouth and jaw change with bone shrinkage. At some point, you will have to replace your dentures. Your dentist will be able to let you know when it is time to replace them.
For comprehensive dental care, visit Covington Dentistry at 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042. Call us at (253) 638-9955 for appointments.