Dr. Lindahl, whose dentistry experience includes that of orthodontics for Maryville residents, knows losing all your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, is a traumatic chapter in anyone’s life. Educating his patients plays a key role in making this transition a successful one, in addition to providing quality designed dentures worth smiling about.
It’s important to replace missing teeth since it not only will prevent facial muscles from sagging, but will also assist you greatly in eating and speaking. Do you wonder what dentures will feel like? As you might imagine, they can feel awkward for a few weeks while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. It’s not unusual for new denture wearers to experience some minor irritation or soreness during this time. Rest assured though, as your mouth accustoms itself to your new teeth these problems should diminish.
What care do dentures require? Consider them “delicate” and not to be dropped even a few inches. In some ways, however, they are to be treated as natural teeth in that they require daily brushing with a soft bristle brush to remove food deposits and plaque. Continue caring for the rest of your oral health as well. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning before you insert your dentures. This will stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque and bad breath.
Whether it’s for dentures or other orthodontics, our Maryville dental clinic can help. Consult with Dr. Lindahl today and discover your happiest smile!