Dentures are dental appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. If your natural teeth have been lost due to injury, decay or disease, dentures are a tooth replacement option that can bring back both function and appearance. Tooth loss can cause the facial muscles to sag, making you look older. High-quality dentures from West SoHo Dentistry can fill in the space created by missing teeth in a natural-looking manner.
It will take some time to adjust to new dentures. It is common for them to feel loose and awkward for some time as the muscles of the tongue and cheek adjust. You may also experience some soreness and irritation and excess saliva. These problems will go away as you adjust to your dentures.
Dentures require care and maintenance just like natural teeth. Below are a few tips to keep your dentures in great condition.
- Store dentures in a soaking solution to prevent drying.
- Clean your dentures using a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive cleaner.
- Keep your mouth clean by brushing the gums, roof of the mouth, tongue and cheeks.
- If your dentures break or become damaged, do not try to repair them yourself.
For more information about how dentures can give you a better quality of life by replacing your missing teeth, please contact our office for a consultation. You can call us at (212) 645-2808. Our practice is located at 22 Renwick St., New York, NY 10013.