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Sometimes, due to accidents, tooth decay, or other oral emergencies, you end up with missing teeth. Dentures are a great option for filling in your smile!

There are two kinds of dentures: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth in a row; complete dentures replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures attach onto the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap, while complete dentures suction to the roof of the mouth. Both appliances replace teeth and offer natural-looking results.

Sometimes when teeth are missing, the skin and tissues of your face start to sag and make you look much older. Dentures help fill out your face shape. They also make it easier to chew and talk. As dentures do so much for you, it’s important to give a few things back to your dentures.

To properly care for your dentures, it is important to talk to your dentist about specific instructions for your personal oral health. Here are some general guidelines.

It is important with dentures to maintain excellent oral hygiene routines. Brush your gums, tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth before inserting your dentures for the day. This helps stimulate tissues and prevents plaque buildup and bad breath.

Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food or debris. Brush your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner. When you are not wearing your dentures, store covered in water to prevent them from warping.

Remember to schedule regular dental visits to make sure your dentures continue to fit properly. Call Great Smiles of NY at 718-275-7300 to schedule an appointment today! Dr. Jacob Avner and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about dentures and your oral health!