Dentures replace a missing tooth or an entire row of missing teeth to restore your smile’s look and function. At South Hill Family Dentistry in Puyallup, Washington, their team provides patients with the partial or full dentures they need to smile, eat, and speak with confidence. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment to learn more about your denture options.
Dentures may be an option if you’ve lost one or more teeth due to an accident, decay, or illness. If you have just one or a few teeth missing, partial dentures fill in your smile. Full dentures replace a row of missing teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth.
You need a replacement for missing teeth to optimize your ability to speak and chew. Without dentures, the muscles around your smile atrophy and negatively affects the shape of your mouth and face.
Dentures look natural and match your tooth and gum colorations. Dentures also have natural transparency and shading that look like natural teeth.
At first, dentures may feel awkward, but you adjust to them after just a few weeks. The muscles of your mouth, jaw, and face need a little time to adapt to wearing the replacement teeth.
You may initially produce more saliva than usual and feel that the dentures are bulky. Stick with the dentures during this adjustment period, though. You’ll just need a little time to refine your speaking and chewing ability. Once you adjust, the dentures feel very natural, and you can smile, eat, and speak with ease.
If you ever feel like the fit of your dentures is incorrect, contact South Hill Family Dentistry to have it refined.
Dentures require gentle care to preserve them for the long term. You’ll need to remove your dentures every night and brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush. This removes any stains and bacteria that could infect your gums.
Rinse your mouth a couple of times a day. At night, after you remove your dentures, gently brush your gums and tongue.
Store your dentures in a cleaning solution or cool water when you’re not wearing them. Never rinse or store them in hot water, as this can change the shape of your dentures.
Regular professional checkups are important to keep your dentures fitting as they should.
Explore your denture options. Schedule your visit at South Hill Family Dentistry by calling the office or through this website.