What are dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances that serve as replacements for missing teeth. Modern technology has made dentures more realistic looking and feeling than ever before.

What are partial dentures?

Dr. Glenn Edens might recommend that partial dentures are a great option if you are missing one or several teeth but have healthy, natural teeth remaining. The partial denture sits on a metal framework that is attached to your natural teeth. In some cases, crowns may be placed over your natural teeth and act as an anchor for your dentures. In this way, dentures are an excellent removable alternative to dental bridges.

How do I take care of my dentures?

When you are caring for your dentures, you should make sure to handle them with care. Dentures are delicate and might break if they are dropped. When not wearing your dentures, you should store them in water or a denture solution so that they do not dry out; make sure the water isn’t too hot because hot water can warp dentures. You should brush your dentures as you would your normal teeth in order to remove food particles and plaque and to prevent staining. In order to maintain good dental hygiene, you should brush your gums, tongue, and natural teeth before inserting your dentures.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures offer a great solution for restoring the quality of your smile. Dentures can replace missing teeth and add structure to your facial features. A quality set of dentures can help to restore your smile and your confidence.

If you would like more information about dentures in Easley, South Carolina, please feel free to call or visit our office today. Our friendly dentist and dental team at Lightway Family Dentistry are happy to help you smile with confidence.