The Benefits of Dentures
Teeth are an important part of oral heath and the appearance of your smile. When teeth are missing, not only will it impact your smile, but also your jaw, face, gums, and even self-confidence will be negatively affected unless you restore the area. If a tooth is lost, your other teeth in the area will start to move into the missing space and cause crookedness, and even misalign your bite. Your gum where the tooth was will recess and if more than one tooth is missing, your cheeks will even start to sink inwards or sag, making you looking older than you really are.
Dentures will prevent any of the negative side effects of missing teeth. In fact, your smile will look completely unaffected, because Dr. Orr has many years of experience providing denture care for patients of all ages. Your smile with dentures will look just as good as it did with your natural teeth. Dentures will:
- Give you your smile back
- Prevent gum and jaw recession
- Keep your facial aesthetics full and youthful
- Prevent your teeth from moving out of place
Even if you aren’t missing enough teeth to warrant a whole row of top or bottom teeth, partial dentures can help restore just a few missing teeth in a row. Partial dentures provide the same benefits for your teeth as full dentures and your smile remains fully intact! If you are missing teeth, don’t put off calling your Santa Rosa Beach dentist any longer. Your smile deserves it!Plan Your Visit
How long do dentures last?
The longevity of your dentures depends on a variety of factors including your overall oral health, your dental hygiene routine, the health of your jawbone, and more. With missing teeth, you may experience some jawbone loss that can change the fit of your dentures. However, if your dentures need to be relined or refitted, our skilled team can fix your dentures to make them more comfortable and secure.
Why do you have to take dentures out at night?
This is a very common question. Whether you have full or partial dentures, it’s important to take them out at night so you can give your gums and the soft tissue in your mouth a chance to rest. Constant pressure on your gums and jawbone can cause dental issues down the road such as bone loss (resorption). It’s also important to take out your dentures so your gums can get more exposure to the antibacterial agents in your saliva.
What kind of foods can you eat with dentures?
With dentures you can eat just about everything. However, there are a few foods that we encourage you to stay away from.
- Sticky foods can get stuck underneath your dentures or cause dentures them to shift out of place.
- Hard foods can be difficult to chew because they put uneven pressure on your dentures, and often pop them out of place or damage them.
- Tough meats can put additional stress on your dentures, which could lead to them breaking or cracking.