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Dentures are normally associated with the elderly, but they can be useful for others as well. In fact, anyone who is missing teeth can benefit from using dentures. Fortunately, great strides have been made in recent years, leading to much more effective dentures. Do you know what the benefits of dentures actually are?

Having dentures can improve the look and feel of your mouth. Also, eating will be much easier since you’ll have a tooth where you didn’t before. Missing teeth will also affect the way your speaking voice sounds. Dentures can help make your words more understandable. Lastly, dentures are one of the most cost-effective options for missing teeth.

There are three different kinds of dentures. Conventional full dentures are placed after the rest of your teeth are removed and your gum tissue has healed. Another option is immediate full dentures, which are inserted immediately after your teeth are removed. Finally, you could choose partial dentures. These rest on metal frameworks that attach to your natural teeth.

Still, there are a few things you should consider doing in order to keep your dentures strong. For instance, please remember to brush your dentures every night. Also, please remember to store your dentures in a clean place. Similarly, you should remember to place your dentures in water or in a cleanser soak when you aren’t wearing them. Fortunately, if you do these things, you can extend the life of your dentures.

If you think you may be a candidate for dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Dexter Inniss, will examine your mouth and help determine if dentures are right for you. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Gentle Touch Dental at 770-760-7566. We look forward to hearing from you.