Dentures remain a popular way, here at our dental office in Des Peres, to restore multiple teeth, up to and including all of the teeth on your jaw. The reasons why are not difficult to understand. Dentures represent a cost-effective and quick way to replace lost teeth, and virtually anyone can qualify to get them. At The Dental Suite, we’re proud to offer dentures for our valued patients. And since we want you to have the very best experience possible when you wear them, it is our pleasure to recommend some easy tips on denture maintenance and care.
Having empty space where you used to have teeth is no fun. For many people, the number one drawback is appearance. You certainly may feel self-conscious about smiling, laughing, or even speaking. But there are practical reasons. Your other teeth may shift, causing discomfort and throwing off the alignment of your jaws. And chewing becomes challenge. If you have lost all the teeth on one jaw, it becomes impossible. Efficient digestion also becomes an issue. For all of these reasons, you will want to come to our dental office in Des Peres to get dentures. And once you have them, it’s a simple matter of getting used to them and putting in just a small amount of effort to keep them in good shape so that they serve you for a long time to come. Initially, eat softer foods. Cut larger pieces into smaller ones. Chew on both sides so that you maintain consistent pressure. Avoid sticky and crunchy foods at first. Don’t bend your dentures, and for partials, be sure not to damage the clasps. Brush them daily and soak them overnight. And take them out after meals to rinse. If you follow those guidelines, you will be very happy with the dentures you get from our dental office in Des Peres.
Get started by contacting our office and setting up an appointment. A full set of teeth is in your future.