Smile: There are Plenty of Ways to Replace Missing Teeth

Older Women EatingDenture wearers are not without their challenges and adjustments. While a smile replaced with a nice set of dentures may look terrific, there are some genuine inconveniences. Amongst the drawbacks with conventional dentures are discomfort to the patient and slippage when eating foods like corn-on-the-cob or apples. Nevertheless, dentures are one of the most cost effective ways to deal with an entire set of missing teeth. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, is here to help patients deal with any denture discomfort so that they can adjust to a level of comfort just like that of a natural smile.

Denture Maintenance

Dentures won’t always stay as snug as they are when you first start wearing them. This is a result of the fact that there is no root anchoring your teeth to your gumline, which means jawbone density is going to shrink. Gum tissue also recedes with natural aging. We encourage patients to continue regular dental checkups even if they no longer have natural teeth. Loose dentures that slip around in your mouth can cause irritation and a host of problems. Dr. Askari can fortunately adjust your dentures so that you can remain comfortable and not worry about your teeth slipping out of place in front of others.

More on Dentures

Be sure to also keep your dentures clean. While you are right to assume that once all of your teeth are gone you can’t get cavities ever again, germs will still cling to the acrylic and porcelain materials that make up your dentures. Leaving bacteria to fester on dentures will eventually infect your gum tissues. An overnight cleaning on occasion is highly recommended. If dentures are proving to be too much of a hassle, there are alternatives. Dental implants can actually improve your overall oral health because the biocompatible titanium rods that are implanted into your jawbone so closely mimic tooth roots, you won’t fall prey to bone density diminishment. You can also brush dental implants just like you would natural teeth.

Dentures and Dental Implants from Farmington Hills Dentist

If you’re in need of traditional dentures or interested in a dental implant consultation, or just in need of a general dental checkup, contact your dentist in Farmington Hills for a consultation. You can reach Dr. Askari and the Comfort Dental Spa team by calling our 48335 dentist office at (248) 474-6434. We are happy to serve patients in Farmington Hills, MI, and surrounding neighborhoods.