As you grow older, you don’t have to lose teeth. However, that’s not uncommon either. With all those years of chewing, drinking, injuries, and more, it’s not hard to find yourself needed some replacement teeth at this age. Going without is just a bad idea. Not only does it make you look even older, it’s bad for your dental health.
That’s why you need to call our Rochester, MN dental office today at 507-315-2932 and make an appointment to get modern dentures. This restorative dentistry treatment will give you back the smile you need to look, talk, and chew confidently once more.
How Dentures Help Your Smile
If you only lost one tooth, you have some good options to choose from. A dental bridge or a dental implant, for example, can replace that tooth and give you back your smile. However, neither treatment works when you’re missing a lot more than just one.
Instead, you need dentures. Modern removable dentures from our Rochester dentists include replacement teeth that are both durable but natural-looking. These teeth are set in a gum-colored base that rests snugly over your gums. With a little non-toxic adhesive, your dentures are going to stay put and restore your smile.
Depending on how many teeth you have lost, you can get one of two different types of removable dentures. Full dentures replace all the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. Partial dentures replace several teeth in a row. Both are available at our Rochester, MN dental office.
Getting The Most From Your Dentures
With proper care, your dentures can stay comfortable and still do their job for 10 years or longer. Here are some tips for getting the most from your removable dentures.
Clean your dentures every day
To help make sure your dentures don’t smell or get too stained, you will need to clean them every day. However, do not use regular toothpaste. That’s designed for enamel and can damage your replacement teeth. Instead, pick up a denture toothpaste or cleaner at your local drugstore.
Take out your dentures every night
Whenever you chew with your dentures, you’re putting pressure on your gums. They can handle it, but they will need a rest by the end of the day. That’s why you need to carefully remove your dentures every night before bed. This gives your gums time to rest and heal naturally.
Only use cool water with your dentures
Your dentures are designed to stay wet. If they dry out, they can warp just enough to either fall out more easily or cause problems for your gums. When you take your dentures out each night, soak them in cool water. Use cool water as well when cleaning them. Sure, boiling hot water is a great way to sanitize things, but that much heat can warp your dentures.
Visit our Rochester, MN dental office regularly
True, you don’t have to worry about cavities with your dentures. However, you definitely need to worry about gum disease. That’s why you need to visit with our Rochester dentists every six months. In addition, you can get your dentures checked out to make sure they’re comfortable and working right.
Be careful when handling your dentures
Dentures are tough. They have to be since they help you chew and tear apart your food repeatedly every day. However, they still need to be handled carefully when you are taking them out and cleaning them. Dropping them onto a hard surface can damage your dentures. Evn handling them too roughly can change how they fit on your gums.
Talk to our Rochester dentists about securing your dentures with dental implants
If you are worried about always taking your removable dentures out, or having them fall out unexpectedly, talk to Northwest Dental Group about implant-secured dentures. These are full dentures held snugly in place using dental implants. This way, your dentures are sure to stay in place.
Call us TODAY at 507-315-2932 or use our online form to schedule your next appointment for modern dentures. Full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-secured dentures can help you get your smile back.