Dentures are normally associated with the elderly, but they can be useful for others as well. In fact, anyone who is missing teeth can benefit from using dentures. Fortunately, great strides have been made in recent years, leading to much more effective dentures. Do you know what the benefits of dentures actually are?
Having dentures can improve the look and feel of your mouth. Also, eating will be much easier since you’ll have a tooth where you didn’t before. Missing teeth will also affect the way your speaking voice sounds. Dentures can help make your words more understandable. Lastly, dentures are one of the most cost-effective options for missing teeth.
However, you should realize that there are three different types of dentures you should consider. Dentures that are placed after teeth are removed—and once the gums heal—are typically referred to as conventional, full dentures. Similarly, immediate full dentures are put in place right after unwanted teeth are placed. Finally, you may want to consider the benefit of partial dentures, which attach to your natural teeth.
Fortunately, dentures can last for quite some time. In fact, while dentures may eventually need to be remade, you can do a few things to extend their life. For instance, did you know that you shouldn’t let your dentures dry out? To avoid this problem, please place your dentures in a cleanser soak or in plain water when you aren’t wearing them. Similarly, please remember to brush your dentures and to keep the place that you store them clean.
If you think you may be a candidate for dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Henry Danziger, will examine your mouth and help determine if dentures are right for you. To schedule an appointment with us, please call our office at 203.729.0563. We look forward to hearing from you.