A denture is the traditional replacement for teeth that have been lost due to a lack of proper oral health care or as a result of injury. Even though they are custom made to fit the particular patient a denture will never feel as natural as the original teeth. However, the technology continues to improve the look and feel of both full and partial dentures. Many people depend on dentures to enhance their appearance and make it easier to speak clearly and chew the foods that they want to eat.
A removable partial denture will consist of one, or a row of several substitute teeth that are attached to the natural teeth on either side. The fact that the denture can be removed at will is one of the aspects that makes is such a popular choice for tooth replacement. It also means that the wearer has to be intent about maintenance.
Care for your denture just like you do your natural teeth by brushing every day. A denture can accumulate plaque and is also susceptible to staining from the foods and drinks that we consume. There are toothbrushes designed especially for use on a denture but your soft bristled brush will do. Don’t use your everyday toothpaste to clean your denture. A mild hand soap or detergent is less abrasive.
Southlands Dental in Aurora offers general dental services as well as cosmetic procedures to benefit their patients. Call the office @ 720-886-0606.