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Your Riverview Dentist Discusses What You Need To Know About Dentures

If you have lost teeth, you may benefit from dentures. Serving as replacement teeth, dentures protect your gums and restore your smile. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak, and improve the appearance of your smile. Our Riverview dentist offers both full and partial dentures, custom-made to fit you for a realistic appearance and comfortable fit.

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Benefits of Dentures

Tooth loss can be devastating. Losing a large number of teeth makes it difficult to eat, talk, and smile. Having missing teeth can also cause embarrassment.

Losing all of your teeth can cause your facial muscles to sag and this can make you look significantly older. Dentures help fill out the appearance of your face to help you regain a youthful appearance.

Our dentist in Riverview can make your dentures to resemble your natural teeth closely, giving your smile a natural appearance.

Types of Dentures

Conventional

Conventional dentures are fully removable. Our dentist will fit you with custom-made dentures after removing any unhealthy teeth remaining in your mouth. In some cases, you may need to wait a few months after tooth extraction to give your gums time to heal.

Immediate

Our dentist in Riverview will insert this type of removable denture the same day as we remove remaining teeth. During a preliminary examination before tooth extraction, we will take measurements and create models of your jaw so that your dentures will be ready by extraction day. While you will wear immediate dentures during the healing process, you may need to have the denture relined or remade after your jaw has finished healing.

Overdenture

We can sometimes save some of your teeth to preserve your jawbone, and provide support and stability for the denture, by fitting you with an overdenture. This type of denture fits over your remaining teeth.

Care and Cleaning Of Your Dentures

Handle your dentures with care. Never bend or twist them.

Keep your dentures clean by rinsing them with water after eating. Protect your dentures from breakage by placing a towel in the sink or by filling the sink with water.

Brush your dentures with a nonabrasive denture cleanser daily. Soak your dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution at night. Rinse your dentures before putting them back in your mouth.

Keep your dentures wet whenever you take them out of your mouth.

See our dentist in Riverview for regular dental checkups and to make sure your dentures fit well. Our Riverview dentist can help you ensure a proper fit that prevents slippage and discomfit.

Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials, stiff-bristled brushes, harsh toothpaste, strong cleansers, whitening toothpastes and products containing bleach on your dentures. Never use hot or boiling water, as it can alter the shape of your dentures.

Your Dentist Can Help You Find the Perfect Fit in Affordable Dentures

Everyone has slightly different needs when it comes to dentures. Our dentist in Riverview can help find the right fit and type for your needs.

For more information on affordable dentures, contact our dentist in Riverview. Inspiration Dental is conveniently located at 13122 Vail Ridge Dr in Riverview, FL. Because of our close location to the beach, many people consider us their dentist in Apollo Beach. Make your appointment with Inspiration Dental today by calling 813-677-1200.