When you’re missing teeth, it can cause embarrassment, and you may feel like hiding your smile. At Meadowbrook Dental Care, Miguel A. Casañas Jr., DDS, and Publio Silfa, DDS, offer a solution with dentures. These dental appliances not only restore the look of your teeth but also improve the way you talk and chew. If you live near Mineola, New York, and are tired of hiding your smile, dentures may be right for you. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online.
Dentures are dental prosthetics that replace your missing teeth. You may need a partial denture, which replaces several teeth in a specific area of your mouth, or complete dentures that replace all the teeth on your upper and lower gums.
These dental appliances are custom-designed to fit your mouth and resemble your natural teeth in shape, size, and color.
While most people wear removable dentures, Meadowbrook Dental Care also offers fixed dentures, which remain in your mouth permanently.
Beyond the cosmetic benefit of replacing your missing teeth, dentures offer a range of health benefits. These long-lasting and durable fixtures improve speaking, chewing, and overall mouth function.
Because you can chew more efficiently, your digestive system benefits and you may receive more nutrition from the foods you eat. Wearing dentures also reduces the risk of bone loss that occurs when you’re missing teeth.
When you’re fitted for dentures at Meadowbrook Dental Care, Dr. Casañas or Dr. Silfa discusses proper denture care and maintenance. If you take good care of your dentures, they can last a lifetime.
Your dentist recommends rinsing your dentures after eating to remove any lingering food particles that can lead to stains and bacterial growth.
You should also brush your dentures at least once a day with a soft toothbrush. Use a non-abrasive denture cleaner to remove food, plaque, and any other debris. Soak your dentures every night in a gentle denture solution or water.
In the morning, be sure to wash the solution off your dentures before putting them back in your mouth.
Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa advise patients to practice good oral hygiene even when they have full dentures. Every evening when you remove your dentures, use a soft toothbrush or cloth to wipe the inside of your mouth, including the roof, tongue, and cheeks.
Regularly scheduled dental appointments are still necessary. During these appointments, your dentist screens your mouth and gums for any issues, and your dentures are examined and professionally cleaned.
When missing teeth impact your health and wellness or how you feel about your smile, find a solution at Meadowbrook Dental Care. Call to schedule your appointment or book it online.