February 21, 2018
If you have one or more missing teeth, you know how frustrating it can be to look at yourself in the mirror and see that gap in your smile. You might also have trouble enjoying your favorite foods like you used to. Fortunately, there are several tooth replacement methods available that are able to restore your smile! Many people have already benefited greatly from dentures in Naples, which come with several significant advantages.
You may have heard people complain that their dentures don’t fit, that they make their gums sore, or that they’re always falling out of their mouth. But that isn’t how modern dentures are supposed to work. Those problems usually occur only because the dentures no longer fit right.
Well-fitted dentures are made specifically for your mouth, so they’re easy to put in your mouth and will stay there comfortably all day if they’re attached with a reliable adhesive.
Freedom to Eat What You Want
Dentures don’t have to limit what you eat. If they fit well in your mouth and you use a good adhesive, you may be able to enjoy all your favorite goodies with gusto. You might have to be a little careful because dentures don’t provide the same bite force of natural teeth, but that doesn’t mean you can’t munch on crunchy apples, juicy corn on the cob, or a hearty steak.
A Natural Appearance
Quality dentures are made with all porcelain crowns, which means that they closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth. They’re attached to a base that blends in with the color of your gums, and the final result is an appearance that don’t scream out to the world that you’re wearing dentures. You’ll be able to smile with confidence when you’re meeting new people, taking pictures with your friends, or just hanging out at your favorite local restaurant.
If you care for them well, dentures may last for five to 10 years (longer in some cases). You’ll have to periodically get a new set because your jaw will change shape over time, affecting the way your dentures fit. Your dentist may be able to make adjustments to your artificial teeth to maintain the fit for as long as possible.
Caring for your dentures isn’t complicated or time-consuming. You should brush them at least once a day to get rid of food particles that have accumulated on them, and it’s a good idea to soak them overnight. Rinsing them after you eat is also a good idea. Your dentist will give you more specific info on how to make sure your new smile stays clean and functional.
You don’t have to suffer with the pain and inconvenience of missing teeth. Why not visit your dentist in Naples to learn more about dentures or other tooth replacement methods?
About the Dentist
Dr. Mark Markram is your local tooth replacement expert. Whether you’re interested in dentures, implants, or a bridge, he’d be happy to talk to you about your options. Please feel free to contact our office at 239-513-9990.
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