Missing teeth can have a large, negative impact on your self-image; you’ll also have a harder time eating a wide variety of foods, which can lead to poor nutrition and health problems. A mouth full of functional teeth is important for maintaining high quality of life. If most or all of your teeth are missing, Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson can provide you with partials or full dentures in Richardson to create a strong and beautiful smile.
Dentures are a form of dental restoration used to replace teeth in one of the jaws; they’re typically made with a gum-colored plastic base and ceramic or acrylic teeth.
There are three kinds of dentures you can get depending on your needs:
We’ll give you specific instructions for taking care of your new teeth. In general, you’ll need to clean your dentures daily. It’s also important to keep brushing your remaining teeth as well as your gums, tongue, and soft-tissues in the mouth to reduce the risk of infection. Traditional removeable dentures should be kept moist so they don’t lose their shape, but don’t expose them to hot water or they might warp. If your denture is broken, becomes loose or causes sores, you’ll need to see a dentist in Richardson as soon as possible.
You’ll need some time to get used to your false teeth, so wear them as much as possible at first. You’ll need to practice eating and speaking as well; until you get used to chewing, you should stick with soft foods.
Need new dentures or repairs for old ones? Don’t hesitate to contact us today!