If you’re missing one or more teeth and either don’t want or can’t get dental implants, dentures are an option for filling in your smile. Vanessa Castro, DDS, and the team at Newbury Dental in Brookfield, Connecticut, offer dentures that fit well, look good, and restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Find out more about dentures by calling the practice or using the convenient online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.
Most patients wearing dentures require an adjustment period before they become comfortable and feel like natural teeth. At first, your dentures may feel too large for your mouth, but you can speed up the adjustment process by reading out loud to learn how your dentures respond to talking.
After you’ve worn your dentures for a while, they look and feel like natural teeth.
Full dentures replace a complete set of top or bottom teeth. If you’re missing just a few teeth and a dental bridge isn’t an option, a partial denture can restore your smile and the functioning of your teeth.
Caring for dentures is similar to caring for your natural teeth, with the added benefit that they can come out of your mouth for easier cleaning. Brush your dentures twice daily to keep them clean, and remember to brush your gums when you take your dentures out.
When you’re not wearing your dentures, keep them in water to prevent them from drying out. To help keep dentures fresh, add mouthwash or specialized denture cleaning tablets to the water.
If you have full dentures on the top and/or bottom of your mouth, you may think you don’t need to keep regular dental exams. After all, you don’t have any real teeth! But dental exams are still important for people wearing dentures.
Newbury Dental examines your gums, makes adjustments to your dentures to maintain a comfortable fit, and performs oral cancer screenings.
Dentures are custom-designed to fit securely against your gums, limiting movement, but sometimes they slip or become loose-fitting. If they don’t remain securely in place, dentures may cause sore spots in your mouth.
You can try using denture adhesives to reduce movement, but if that doesn’t help, call Newbury Dental for an appointment. The team makes adjustments to your dentures to improve their fit. Sore spots can lead to infections and open wounds, so call as soon as you notice a problem with the dentures.
To find out if dentures are a good option to replace your missing teeth, call Newbury Dental or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.