Dentures are a wonderful option for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth and restoring a smile. The average lifespan of a traditional denture is typically 7-10 years, however with excellent home care, periodic relines, and yearly checkups with your dentist your dentures in Bay Shore can potentially exceed that lifespan. Here’s some more information about making the most of your investment.
Dentures should be removed each night for cleaning, and they should be soaked overnight in cool water or a mild denture solution while you sleep to prevent to prevent bacteria buildup. Brush them daily with a nonabrasive denture cleanser to help remove debris and food particles. Taking good care of your dentures at home will help to ensure longevity.
Regular Checkups, Relines, and Repairs
You might think that since you wear a denture, you won’t need to visit the dentist anymore, however that’s not the case. Yearly visits with your dentist ensure that your denture is fitting properly and not causing sores or other problems with your soft tissues.
Wearing a denture puts pressure on your jawbone and does contribute to resorption, or deterioration of your bone. This can lead to a loose or ill-fitting denture, which may slip or fall out when you talk or eat. Your dentist can reline it, which will help it to fit properly again.
If you run into a situation where you need a denture repair in Bay Shore, East Islip Dental Care can help! We understand how difficult it is for you to live without your teeth, even for just a day, so we will do our best to coordinate your repair with the dental lab so you get your denture back as soon as possible.
Implant Supported Dentures
Did you know that dental implants can be used to support dentures? If this is your first denture, or you’re looking to replace an existing one, dental implants can be strategically placed into your jawbone to provide a more secure and stable fit.
Dr. Julie Boerger is our expert in dental prosthetics, and she will customize your denture to fit onto the dental implants, which eliminates movement or slippage when you talk or eat. Implants also keep you bone stimulated, which prevents the deterioration that occurs with traditional dentures and provides greater longevity.
Contact East Islip Dental Care
Whether you need a repair, checkup, or it’s time to replace your denture, give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.