Dentures: The Art Of Recreating And Embracing A New Smile

For many dental patients, dentures are a subject saved for conversation with elderly people who have lost some, or all, of their teeth as the result of aging. And while dentures are usually a major concern for many Vero Beach patients who are in their golden years, there are also more younger dental patients today who are having the same denture conversations with dentists in the hopes of restoring a former smile that has been lost.

At Cromer & Cairns Dental, our dentists understand how important a patient’s smile can be. And whether a dental patient needs to consider dentures for basic needs such as eating and speaking, or for aesthetic reasons, we always take the time to thoroughly examine and explain all denture-related options to our clients in Vero Beach to ensure dentures are the best treatment for them. Once a treatment plan is created, our dentists work hard to make sure every set of dentures is a perfect fit for a patient’s mouth, lifestyle and budget.

One of the main reasons dental patients in Vero Beach consider dentures is due to teeth that are lost because of aging, gum disease, tooth decay or injury. In addition to an increase in self-confidence, dental patients at Cromer & Cairns Dental also benefit from dentures by being able to eat a more extensive menu of foods, as well as being able to speak more clearly. From a health perspective, dentures also keep facial muscles from sagging, and retain the muscle tone in your face, neck and jaw as you continue to age.

Regardless of the type of dentures a dental patient receives at Cromer & Cairns Dental, they may all feel a bit awkward for the first few weeks until patients become accustomed to wearing them. In fact, it’s not unusual for new denture wearers to experience minor irritation or soreness; however, as your mouth becomes used to the dentures, these problems should go away. These issues should be brought to the attention of your dentist at denture follow-up appointments, so the dentures can be checked for fit and adjusted if necessary for more patient comfort.

Once any adjustments are made, dentures should be treated with the same dental hygiene as teeth. They should be brushed daily to remove food particles and plaque, and stored in water when not being worn to help prevent any warping in their shape. Regular dental exams will also allow your dentist to make sure your dentures continue to fit properly, ensuring a healthy mouth and smile for years to come.

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