Affordable and removable dentures have been a popular and effective method or replacing missing teeth for decades. Dentures are custom-fitted tooth and gum molds that provide solutions to tooth problems and have the ability to improve patient’s lives and give patients back a dazzling smile. They’re functional, replacing the grinding and chewing mechanisms necessary to eat, speak, and appearance-wise, They give patients the confidence they need to smile in their lives. The dentures are made out of durable plastic resin, dentures can be selected as either partials or full and can be customized to suit the needs of patients no matter their health problems.
Because over 10 percent of people in the world miss their teeth, Dr. Hofer focuses on providing his patients with functional and pleasing dentures. Dentures are an excellent preventative measure against conditions such as bone jaw loss and periodontal disease. Dr. Hofer hopes that by giving his patients the option to have affordable dentures, he can give patients restorations that help improve their lives and give them greater joy in their lives.
The Benefits of Dentures
Missing teeth can have a drastic impact on a person’s dental health. The missing spaces where teeth should be become more susceptible to gum infections and tooth decay because of the constant exposure of the blood vessels to harmful bacteria in the mouth. The adjacent teeth surrounding the empty spaces will also attempt to compensate for that space, and will constantly shift in abnormal directions, causing crooked, unhealthy teeth. Missing teeth also contribute to bone loss because of the lack of support necessary to maintain its structure. With dentures, patients can avoid all of these issues and receive a beautiful looking smile in the process. Some of the benefits of dentures include:
- Increased self-esteem
- Facial muscle support
- Improve speech
- Eat food freely
- Easily removable for cleanings
- Dental insurance covers dentures
Common Questions about Dentures
How do I take care of dentures?
To take care of dentures, clean the dentures with a soft brush and an anti-bacterial cleanser, and leave the dentures to soak in the cleanser each night before sleep. Dentures can also be cleaned throughout the day with a soft toothbrush if needed.
How do dentures stay in a person’s mouth?
Dentures are made to fit the grooves and fissures of the gums of the mouth, and so are made to have a tight seal when placed in the mouth. Those who have more conventional dentures can also use a denture adhesive to keep the dentures in place. For other customized dentures, such as implant-supported dentures, they’re held in place by the implants.
Do dentures have to be worn overtime?
No. If you have removable dentures, you can remove them at any point for your comfort. However, it is recommended that dentures should be removed at night to let the gums rest.
Dr. Hofer specializes in implants, preventative care, and Invisalign as sources for excellent dental care in the Scarsdale, NY area. If you wish to have our denture services, please contact Dr. Hofer to make an appointment.