Is it necessary to replace missing teeth?

You may not have realized this or maybe it wasn’t explained to you in much detail by your dentist. But when you get a tooth extraction, the bone that was once supporting the tooth is resorbed into the body. This is because it is no longer needed to support the tooth that was once there. You will notice this take place during the first six months after the extraction. Also, our teeth work in harmony with one another. So when one is removed, the others shift around as an effect of the missing tooth.

Leaving gaps between your natural teeth can affect your speech and your ability to eat and chew properly. Gaps between teeth can also make your smile look less attractive, which can affect your self confidence.

Replacing any missing teeth improves your smile, can make you look younger and more attractive and can also improve the variety of food you can eat. This can lead to an overall improvement in your health as you are able to have a more balanced diet.

What if my denture is causing soreness on my gums?

It is not unusual for a new denture to create sore spots on your gums. Simply call the practice that provided the services, and they will let you know what time of day to return to have your denture adjusted. Adjustments help eliminate sore spots.

How soon can I have a denture fitted after my teeth are taken out?

Usually dentures can be fitted straight after your teeth have been removed, this type of denture is called an immediate denture.

Will I look different with dentures?

At Natural Choice Dentures we design your new dentures to be as natural looking as possible, so when you smile your new dentures will look like real teeth not false teeth. We use gender specific tooth shapes and colors  that will compliment your gender, age and personality.

We will position your new denture teeth where your natural ones once existed, providing you with the correct lip and facial support. If you are having partial dentures, we will design these dentures to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth and facial features so your smile will look as natural as possible.

When should I replace my denture?

Dentures will typically need to be replaced every five to seven years. Patients find that the fit of their dentures changes over the years as their jaw bone shrinks. Since it is normal for your mouth to change and denture teeth to wear down, have them checked during a yearly dental visit.

How should I clean my dentures? 

 Daily care and cleaning of a new denture is very important to help maintain good dental health. For everyday cleaning, use a soft brush and a cleaning agent, such as soap and water, or products sold especially to clean dentures. Be sure to brush both the inside and outside of your denture. This will help eliminate harmful bacteria. We also suggest soaking your denture in water or a denture-cleaning agent when you take them out at night.

We strongly recommend that you hold your dentures over a sink filled with water when you clean them. This will help prevent breakage if you accidentally drop your denture. You may also want to cushion the sink and counter with a soft cloth or towel.