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When thinking about tooth replacement therapies, it is important to consider what type of prosthetic you are looking for. If you are looking for a temporary prosthetic that could be taken out as needed, no matter if you’re only looking for a single tooth, or need an entire top row of teeth, one highly effective tooth prosthetic option to consider is with dentures. Dentures can be crafted to mimic the natural look of your smile and give you the complete set of teeth you need for optimum oral health.

Are you aware of the dangers of not replacing missing teeth? It is important to always replace missing teeth, as plaque buildup can occur in the voids left behind. Not only will this increase your risk of tooth decay, but it can cause numerous other oral health ailments. In addition, missing teeth can cause issues with your bite stability and cause teeth to move out of position.

Dentures are designed to be handled with care. Even if you drop them once, they can easily shatter or crack. However, to avoid any issues associated with broken dentures, never try to fix them or continue to use them after they are damaged. Always bring them in for the proper repairs with your dentist. In addition, avoid leaving them sitting out at any point time as they can easily dry out and crack.

Although your dentures function as normal teeth do, you have to be aware that certain products can be overly abrasive on them. Never brush too hard and never use abrasive toothpaste. In addition, avoid using teeth whiteners, bleach, or hot water on them. They will also need to be removed from time to time for cleanings, so always soak them in a denture cleaning solution.

Your first step to the perfect smile you’ve always wanted begins with dentures. To learn more about dentures to enhance and improve your oral health, contact Carolyn L. Yu, DDS at 510.974.2147. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Carolyn Yu and our team at our dentist office in Pinole, California so you can drop by.