Losing a full arch of teeth doesn’t just make it challenging to eat and talk; over time, it can cause your facial muscles to droop and affect your appearance even when your lips are closed. At My Woodbridge Dental in Woodbridge, Virginia, Kevin J. Salinas, DDS, offers dentures to ensure his patients can talk and eat comfortably and smile confidently. To get started with dentures, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Dentures are dental appliances that are designed to fit in your mouth, replacing a full arch of teeth. If you need to have all of your top or bottom teeth removed — or both — dentures ensure you can still eat normally. They also ensure that the facial muscles around your jaw don’t sag, preserving your appearance.
The replacement teeth of your dentures are affixed to a base that holds the full arch of teeth in place as you go about your day.
It’s normal for the dentures to feel awkward in your mouth when you first start wearing them. But Dr. Salinas offers dentures that use the latest innovations in fit so you can get dentures that won’t slip around your mouth as you talk or eat. This makes it significantly easier to adjust to wearing your new dentures.
Even if you’re already fitted with dentures, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Salinas about the groundbreaking denture design available today. Upgrading to new dentures that use the latest fit breakthroughs can make your dentures more comfortable — and your life easier.
To ensure your dentures last, dental care is important. Brush your dentures daily just like you would your natural teeth. This prevents plaque buildup and protects your dentures against staining. Rinse your dentures before you start brushing, and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid scratching any of the surfaces of your dentures.
Whenever you’re not wearing your dentures, put them in a container, cover them with water, and store them in a safe place. Leaving your dentures exposed to air can cause them to warp.
Also, just because you’re missing a full arch of teeth doesn’t mean you can forget about your oral health. Continue to brush your tongue, gums, the roof of your mouth, and any remaining teeth to keep your mouth healthy.
Whether you need your first set of dentures or you already have dentures but want to learn how new innovations could make your mouth more comfortable, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Salinas. Call My Woodbridge Dental or make an appointment online today.