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It is important that all dental damage that is present on your teeth and gums is treated as soon as possible. In addition, if you have any lost or missing teeth, they need to be replaced before further damage can occur to your mouth. One highly effective tooth placement prosthetic to consider is with dentures. Dentures are designed as removable tooth replacements to repair oral health ailments associated with missing teeth.

It is important to make sure that any missing teeth are replaced as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause numerous oral health malfunctions including impairing your speech or chewing and eating abilities. In addition, it can lead to an increase in tooth decay, weaken your jawbone, and even lead to tooth slippage. However, if your smile is completed once more with a tooth prosthetic such as dentures, these functions can be reversed, and your smile can be restored.

If you do decide that you need a denture prosthetic, it is important to determine what your oral health care needs are. Partial dentures can be crafted for as little as one tooth whereas complete dentures are used for entire rows of teeth. However, dentures are removable, so you will need to exercise caution when handling them. Because they are fragile, you should handle them with care. Furthermore, they should always be soaked in a denture cleaning solution on a daily basis to keep your smile and your dentures clean. Never soak them in an abrasive product or use teeth whiteners, bleach, or hot water on them. If any damage should occur, bring them in for repairs from your dentist.

Restore your oral health to the top of the hall of shining smiles with dentures. If you are in need of dentures from our team at Distinctive Dental Services at our dentist office in Lake Jackson, Texas, please contact us at 979-297-0337 to schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Scott Elrod.