Implant Dentures At White & White Near Richmond
Aging is hard on us, especially our teeth. The truth is, as we age our teeth wear down and crack, causing them to decay more readily. Not to worry. Replacing heavily decayed, worn teeth with dentures is very good idea for good health and appearance as we get older. Consider that dentures making chewing easier and improve digestion. And if you didn’t have teeth, albeit false teeth, to support your cheeks and lips, those already sagging and wrinkled facial muscles would make you look even older. Heaven forbid.
Three Types Of Dentures Offered In Midlothian VA
Generally speaking, there are three basic types of dentures: full, partial and implant-supported dentures. Full dentures fill your mouth when all of your teeth need to be replaced. Partial dentures are for when some of your natural teeth remain (they not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, they prevent other teeth from shifting). Implant dentures are dental appliances cemented in place with implanted false teeth as dental bridges. How to they look? Our custom full, partial and implant supported dentures are beautiful, durable appliances built of the finest materials and designed to last 15 to 25 years.
Caring for Your Dentures
Needless to say, even with full dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth. Every morning and evening, brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft brush. This removes plaque and helps the blood circulation in your mouth. If you wear partial dentures, it is even more important that you brush your teeth thoroughly every day. This will help stop tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to you losing more of your teeth. We may refer you to the hygienist to have your remaining natural teeth cleaned regularly.
Even if you wear dentures, regular dental check-ups and having your teeth professionally cleaned are also vital for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. We recommend a general dentistry check up at least once a year. Regular visits allow us to check the soft parts of your mouth, including the tongue and cheeks. These examinations are important. How else can we can spot infections, observe mouth conditions or identify mouth cancer at the earliest stages? Full-denture wearers should check with us about how often they should visit.
In any case, no matter type of dentures you wear, with regular professional care, a positive attitude and persistence, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their dentures with a smile. The key is making sure your dentures fit well and you wear them regularly. Just keep us in the loop.
If you have any questions about dentures our the denture choices offered at our Midlothian, VA practice, give us a call! We would love to help you with the denture process if you are in the Richmond area, including Bon Air!