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Missing teeth doesn’t have to mean a missing smile too. Adult tooth loss may be permanent, but only for your natural teeth. With modern technology, you can have a variety of replacement options for realistic artificial alternatives. Dentures are often considered the most common tooth replacement treatment.

Dentures do require a bit of care and safety. Listed below are common questions regarding denture maintenance:

What types of materials should be used to clean dentures?
– Always use a dentist-approved denture cleaning product or plain water. Never use abrasive toothpaste, hot water, teeth whitening agents, products that contain bleach, or any other product that can be unsafe for dentures.

How do you clean and preserve your dentures?
– Cleaning your dentures can be done daily. After eating, you should remove your dentures to wash and brush them with nonabrasive denture cleansers or water. Always rinse and wash your mouth and your dentures before inserting them back into your mouth.

Can dentures improve the well-being of your mouth?
– Dentures can improve eating and speaking breakdowns caused by missing teeth. They also upgrade the look and feel of your mouth. Aesthetic benefits of dentures include a more youthful look in your face and jawline, better self-esteem, and with modern dentures, a more natural appearance that looks and acts like normal teeth.

What is the lifespan on a pair of dentures?
– With suitable care and maintenance, dentures can provide a lifetime of lasting benefits.

Dr. Sonny Ashfar at Star Dental wants to ensure your smile shines no matter what condition it is in. If you are thinking about getting a set of dentures, no matter if it is only a partial set or even a complete set for your entire mouth, please contact our dentist office in Roseville, California, by calling us at 916.773.6222. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!