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Dentures are normally associated with the elderly, but they can be useful for others as well. In fact, anyone who is missing teeth can benefit from using dentures. Fortunately, great strides have been made in recent years, leading to much more effective dentures. Do you know what the benefits of dentures actually are?

Having dentures can improve the look and feel of your mouth. Also, eating will be much easier since you’ll have a tooth where you didn’t before. Missing teeth will also affect the way your speaking voice sounds. Dentures can help make your words more understandable. Lastly, dentures are one of the most cost-effective options for missing teeth.

There are three different kinds of dentures. Conventional full dentures are placed after the rest of your teeth are removed and your gum tissue has healed. Another option is immediate full dentures, which are inserted immediately after your teeth are removed. Finally, you could choose partial dentures. These rest on metal frameworks that attach to your natural teeth.

Fortunately, dentures can last for quite some time. In fact, while dentures may eventually need to be remade, you can do a few things to extend their life. For instance, did you know that you shouldn’t let your dentures dry out? To avoid this problem, please place your dentures in a cleanser soak or in plain water when you aren’t wearing them. Similarly, please remember to brush your dentures and to keep the place that you store them clean.

Do you have more questions about the benefits of dentures? Are you hoping to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chan, Dr. Barrett, and Dr. Cronan? If so, please feel free to give Quincy Center Dental Associates a call at 617-934-4914. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and to examine your mouth to see if you are a good candidate for dentures. If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call.