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Sometimes you end up with missing teeth. This can happen for a plethora of reasons: accidents, tooth decay, oral emergencies, or other problems. Whether you are missing a few or many teeth, dentures are a great option for filling in your smile!

Sometimes when you lose teeth, the skin and tissues of your face start to sag. This makes you look much older; dentures help fill out your face shape. This not only helps the aesthetics of your mouth, but also make it easier to chew food  and speak.

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

To properly care for your dentures, it is important to talk to Dr. Jacob Avner about specific instructions for your personal oral health. In the meantime, here are some general guidelines to get you started.

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

When you have dentures, it is vital to maintain impeccable oral hygiene routines. Gently brush your gums, cheeks, tongue, and roof of your mouth before putting in your dentures. This helps stimulate tissues, prevents plaque buildup, and reduces halitosis.

Remember to schedule regular dental appointments to make sure your dentures continue to fit properly. Call Great Smiles of NY at 718-275-7300 to schedule an appointment in Rego Park, New York today! Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about dentures and your health.