Artificial teeth can improve your appearance and make it easier to eat, too. In the interest of dental health in California, we are pleased to present the following facts about dentures in Los Alamitos.
1. Nobody has to know that you wear dentures. Really. We know that you want to be able to smile, talk and eat regularly. That's why our practice is so diligent about carefully measuring your mouth to provide a perfect fitting full or partial denture that looks and acts as naturally as possible. Old-school dentures could be a bit obvious. 21st-century dental technology offers a natural-looking smile that you'll be proud to show.
2. Medications can affect the fit of your dentures in Los Alamitos. Specific prescription and over-the-counter medicines can restrict your natural saliva flow. When your mouth lacks enough saliva, you may find it hard to chew and swallow. For this reason, it's important to tell your dental professional about any medicines you take.
3. It's not a good idea to do your own denture repair. If you crack or otherwise damage your denture, you may be tempted to save money by using a do-it-yourself repair kit. Resist that idea, and call your dentist without delay. DIY repair kits can cause irretrievable damage to upper and dentures, resulting in an even costlier repair. Home relining kits should be used with caution and only as a temporary fit until you can be seen by your dentist.
4. Dentures don't last forever. 21st century denture devices are more durable than old-school dentures, but they still require periodic refitting and replacement. The cumulative affects of age, chewing habits and brushing techniques may cause your dentures to look less natural. Additionally, the inside of your mouth, the shape of your gums and the jawbone beneath may change with time. For this reason, it's important to attend regular dental appointments. At these appointments, your dentist will examine your mouth and gums. The dentist will note any looseness or color change in your dentures in Los Alamitos and offer smart solutions. The dentist will also check for any unfortunate odors and let you know what you can do to eliminate them. As a general rule of thumb, most modern dentures will need to be refitted every five to seven years. Regular dental visits may help your artificial teeth to look and feel natural for a more extended period.
If you are not pleased with the current condition of your teeth, give us a call to discuss dentures in Los Alamitos and other dental options. New patients and existing patients, please call us at 562.598.4111.