Tips to Help Adjust to Dentures

When a person wears dentures for the first time, he or she is normally taken aback by an improved appearance. Dentures are custom made for each person from fine, lifelike materials such as porcelain and gum-colored acrylics. While dentures look amazing, it does take time to get used to the way they fit and feel.…

Restore your smile with dentures

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for hundreds of years. Today’s dentures are more realistic looking and more comfortable than ever. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, dentures might provide the best replacement option to restore your smile. Deciding on Dentures If you’re missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, the best course…

Should a denture be worn at night?

If you wear dentures, it’s important that you take proper care of them as well as maintaining proper care of your mouth, gums, and any remaining teeth. It is generally better not to wear your dentures at night. During the night, you can clean them and allow your mouth to rest. Keeping your dentures clean…

Will dentures make me look different?

Dentures are a common means of tooth replacement and have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In recent decades, dentures have become more advanced and refined, less bulky, and more natural looking. A well fitted denture won’t look very different from your original teeth. Over time, though, wearing dentures can change the…

Common questions about dentures

Dentures are a common form of tooth replacement that has been used for hundreds of years. They make use of artificial materials, from bone to ivory to wood, porcelain and, in modern times, plastic resins. These materials are used to make prosthetic teeth that take the place of your missing teeth, restoring a natural look…

Chipped Denture: What are my options?

Dentures are a serious investment, so utmost care should be taken when handling them. When cleaning or removing your dentures at night, work over a sink of water or a clean cloth or towel. Softening a blow if dropped might save your denture from breaking or chipping. A chip in your denture can occur for…

How Long Will My Dentures Last?

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for hundreds or even thousands of years. Although early attempts at tooth replacement looked much different from modern prosthetics, the basic idea has always been the same. Today’s denture looks better, feels better, and lasts longer than of its earlier incarnations. Longevity of the Average Denture The…

Loose Dentures: What Are My Options?

If you have chosen dentures as a replacement option for your missing teeth, in time you might find that they become loose or uncomfortable. When this occurs, you’ll have to decide what option to take to correct these often frustrating problems. Adjusting Your Denture One way to deal with a loose denture is to have…

How Do I Care for My Dentures?

Taking proper care of your dentures will help them last longer and remain more comfortable for you to wear. It will also reduce the likelihood of gum disease or decay of any remaining teeth. There are several steps you can take to ensure your dentures as well as the rest of your mouth remain clean…

Can I Replace My Dentures with Dental Implants?

If you have been wearing dentures, you might want to know if you can successfully replace them with permanent implants. While it is possible to replace teeth with implants even after you’ve worn dentures for a long time, there are some conditions that might make implants less likely to work well for you. Long-Term Side…