If missing teeth are causing you problems, dentures can give you the confidence to smile again. Dentures can also help you chew and speak properly.
Dentures include artificial teeth and the pink acrylic base that acts as the gums. You can work with your dentist to get the look you want and the fit you need.
It will take time, patience and several visits to your dental professional to make sure your dentures fit correctly. Once you have the proper fit, follow these general steps to care for them:1
- Wear your dentures every day to keep them fitting well.
- Take your dentures out at night and run a soft toothbrush over your gums.
- Brush your dentures with a special denture brush.
- Use specially formulated denture toothpaste.