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When thinking about tooth replacement treatments to improve your smile, it is always a good idea to think about any procedures that can be done to replace missing or lost teeth in your mouth. Having a checklist in place to determine your oral health care needs and which options are best for you is a good idea to ensure you receive the treatments that you desire. If you’re looking for temporary replacements that can be taken out as needed, dentures are your best choice.

When assessing your tooth replacement treatments, understand that dentures do require daily cleaning habits. Because dentures are removed on a daily basis, it is important to make sure they’re soaking in a denture cleaning solution. Never leave your dentures lying out, or they can dry out and crack. In addition, exercise caution with overly abrasive materials, and avoid using teeth whiteners, hot water, or bleach on your dentures.

It is important to make sure you handle your dentures with care. They are extremely fragile, and will easily shatter if you drop them. In addition, if they should ever break or crack, never try to fix the damage yourself. Instead, visit your prosthodontist for the necessary restorations. However, assuming you take good care of your dentures, they can last up to a lifetime of support.

Dentures are highly effective options to replace missing teeth to ensure your oral health can thrive once more. If missing teeth are not accounted for, numerous oral health ailments can arise, including an increased risk of tooth decay. This is because harmful bacteria can pool in the voids left behind, and your jawbone can also deteriorate and weaken. When your jawbone weakens, your gum tissues can be destabilized and cause tooth slippage. Thus, a tooth replacement treatment such as dentures will be needed.

Skyrocket to the top of the oral health care ladder with dentures. Make sure to take diligent care of your dentures, so that your smile can last for ages. For more information about dentures, or to schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. Ajey Varma and our team at Ajey Varma, give us a call at 253-752-6915. Our prosthodontic office is located in Tacoma, Washington.