Dentures are a convenient way to replace one or more missing teeth. Experienced dentists James S Lee, DDS, Sung-A Elizabeth Ro-Lee, DMD, and their skilled team at Care Dental offer customized dentures to restore your smile and confidence in your oral health. Call the office or request an appointment online to learn more about dentures today.
Dentures replace teeth lost due to accident, decay, or illness. Full dentures replace an entire row of teeth, and partial dentures replace one or a few missing teeth. You remove dentures at night for cleaning and sleep.
The team at Care Dental customizes dentures to fit your mouth naturally and match your skin, gum, and tooth colorations. Dentures fill in your smile so you can eat, speak, and smile more naturally. Additionally, they fill out your face, so your facial and lip muscles don’t sag prematurely.
Dentures are an alternative to dental implants.
The team at Care Dental provides full and partial dentures. Full dentures consist of a plastic, gum-colored base and prosthetic teeth. The base fastens to the roof or bottom of your mouth to replace an entire row of missing teeth.
Partial dentures have either a plastic or metal base, but have just one or a few prosthetic teeth to fit precisely into the gaps in your smile.
When you first get your dentures, they may feel loose or awkward for a few weeks. It takes time for the muscles of your cheeks and tongue to learn how to hold them in place when you speak, smile, and chew.
Some people develop temporary irritation or soreness when adjusting to new dentures. Dentures also prompt a temporary increase in saliva flow in patients. These side effects subside as you adjust to the dentures.
You remove your dentures to give them the care they need just as you would for normal teeth.
Rinse them with warm water and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush all the surfaces of the prosthetic teeth. You should also brush your tongue, gums, and the roof of your mouth before you put your dentures in your mouth to help prevent a buildup of bacteria and reduce your risk of developing bad breath.
Store your dentures safely covered in water when they aren’t in your mouth.
To explore the benefits of dentures, call Care Dental or request an appointment online today.