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If you have any lost or missing teeth, you are in need of a tooth replacement. If left unchecked, a missing tooth can lead to serious harm to your mouth. Not only will your jaw deteriorate, but you’ll be at an increased risk for further tooth decay due to excess plaque that can gather in the recesses left behind. Furthermore, missing teeth can cause your gums to destabilize and allow movement in your remaining teeth. If you’re thinking about a tooth replacement, consider dentures to correct your smile and protect your teeth and gums.

Listed below are a few of the benefits dentures can provide:
– Dentures can be kept clean when soaked each night in a denture-cleaning solution. This is easy and effective and allows you to make sure you’re reaching all sides of your dentures.
– Dentures are designed to be removed easily for easy cleaning and comfort.
– Dentures can be designed for as many teeth as needed. Partial dentures can be crafted for as little as one tooth, whereas complete dentures can be crafted for entire rows of teeth.
– Dentures are extremely comfortable and designed to provide the maximum amount of efficiency for your oral health needs including being able to speak and chew properly.

If you have decided on a pair of dentures, it is important to remember the following details:
– Never use teeth whiteners, hot water, bleach, or abrasive cleaning materials on your dentures.
– Always make sure to clean your dentures before inserting them into your mouth, which includes removing any cleaning solution from the dentures by soaking them in plain water.
– If you should have any issues with your dentures including chipping or cracking them, visit your dentist.
– Never allow your dentures to dry out, so always keep them in the solution when they are not inserted into your mouth.

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss the prospect of dentures with Dr. Joseph N. Falco and our team at Pennyrile Family Dentistry, please call 270-632-6404 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Come in soon to experience all about the joys of a better smile!