So You Need Dentures

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Sometimes, oral emergencies cause you to lose teeth. This could be due to an accident, tooth decay, or other oral emergency. Whatever the reason, dentures are a great option for filling in your smile!

There are two kinds of dentures, partial dentures and complete dentures. They are fairly similar, with two key differences. The first and most obvious difference is that partial dentures fill in one or more missing teeth in a row, while complete dentures replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures attach to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Complete dentures, in contrast, suction to the roof of the mouth. Both appliances offer natural-looking results in replacing teeth.

It is still important to maintain impeccable oral hygiene routines. Brush your gums, tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth before putting in your dentures for the day, to stimulate tissues and prevents plaque buildup. This also helps with bad breath. Repeat this process after you take your dentures out for the night.

When you remove your dentures, be sure to clean them. First, rinse your dentures to remove any loose food or debris. Brush your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner. Most toothpastes have abrasive elements, so make sure you obtain non-abrasive cleaner for dentures. When you are not wearing your dentures, store them completely covered in water; this prevents them from warping.

Remember to schedule regular dental visits to make sure your dentures continue to fit properly. To schedule an appointment in Bronx, New York, call Kirti Tewari Dental PC at 718-547-7570. Dr. Kirti Tewari and our team look forward to seeing you!