Dentures and Oral Health

Posted by Gorham & Ammarell Dentistry on Oct 18 2023, 08:13 AM

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so keeping it looking its best is essential. Unfortunately, many people lose their teeth due to decay or injury. Fortunately, dentures are an excellent solution to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. At Gorham & Ammarell Dentistry, dentures are a prosthetic device to replace missing teeth. Removable, artificial teeth can be removed for cleaning or sleeping. Dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and are made from acrylic resin or porcelain. They can help restore your ability to chew and speak properly and improve your smile’s appearance. 

Types of Dentures 

Full Dentures 

Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch or both arches. They are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. Our dentist in Nashville, TN, will take impressions of your teeth and create the dentures in a lab. When they are ready, your dentist will attach the denture to your gums using an adhesive. 

Partial Dentures 

Partial dentures are used when you still have some healthy teeth remaining. These dentures are held in place by a metal framework that fits around your existing teeth and snaps into place. 

The Benefits of Dentures 

  • Dentures in Nashville, TN, are suitable for patients of various age groups, including seniors and younger individuals with missing teeth. 
  • Dentures restore a natural-looking smile, enhancing facial appearance and boosting self-confidence. 
  • Dentures enable individuals to eat a more varied diet and enjoy their favorite foods, promoting better nutrition. 
  • Dentures maintain proper tooth alignment by filling gaps, preventing adjacent teeth from shifting out of place. 
  • Dentures are tailored to each patient's needs, ensuring a comfortable fit and natural appearance. 

Caring for Your Dentures 

To keep your dentures in good condition, be sure to clean them every day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste to clean them daily. Be sure to brush your gums, tongue, roof of your mouth, and the roof of your palate. Also, rinse your dentures after every meal. 

You should also remove your dentures at night to give your mouth a chance to rest. Soak them in water or a denture solution overnight to keep them moist. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush before putting them back in in the morning. 

Finally, don’t forget to see our dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. This will help ensure that your dentures continue to fit well and that your oral health remains in good shape. 

Dentures are an affordable way to replace your teeth. To learn more about dentures, visit Gorham & Ammarell Dentistry at 124 30th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203, or call (615) 327-4914.

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