Morell Dental Care
Nayade Morell, DMD
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Miami, FL
If you’ve lost some or all of your teeth, don’t despair. Instead, reach out to Morell Dental Care, with two offices in Miami, Florida, to find out if dentures are right for you. Led by Nayade Morell, DMD, Morell Dental Care offers partial and full dentures customized to fit your needs and restore your smile. To learn more, contact the practice by phone or book online today.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace several or all of your teeth. A tried-and-true method of smile restoration, dentures can replace teeth that you’ve lost for any number of reasons, including:
- Injury or trauma
- Advanced periodontal disease
Dentures are removable. They come in two main forms: partial dentures and full dentures.
Morell Dental Care offers partial dentures to individuals who need to replace some, not all, of their teeth.
Partial dentures are available in the traditional style, or you can get overdentures. Traditional partial dentures attach to your natural teeth using either small clasps or a thin framework. Overdentures either fit over your natural teeth or attach to dental implants.
Full or complete dentures replace entire arches of missing teeth. Dr. Morell can use full dentures to restore your upper dental arch, lower dental arch, or both.
Typically, denture-wearers hold complete dentures in place with suction or denture adhesive.
What do dentures feel like?
Dentures take some getting used to, and most likely, when you first get them, your jaw, face, and mouth muscles will feel uncomfortable.
This period of discomfort lasts a few weeks. During this time, expect your dentures also to feel bulky or loose. Sometimes, you might produce extra saliva during this time. Rarely, you might have to endure temporary nausea or soreness as well.
After just those few weeks of adjustment, however, your mouth will have adapted. Your dentures will feel more natural than before, and you’ll find that you feel strange without them.
How do I care for dentures?
Regardless of the kind of dentures you get, you can prolong their life, usefulness, and aesthetics by following a few simple steps. These include:
Brush your dentures
First, remove and brush your dentures with a regular toothbrush every night. By doing so, you remove bacteria, prevent plaque buildup, and keep stains at bay.
Clean your mouth
Next, also make sure to brush your palate, gums, and tongue with a soft toothbrush every morning before putting your dentures back in. This also discourages bacteria and stimulates healthy gum circulation.
Keep your dentures moist
To keep them safe from damage, make sure that your dentures remain moist when you’re not wearing them.
The best way to do this is to soak them either in a denture-cleaning solution or plain water. If you choose to soak them in plain water, make sure that it’s not hot. Hot water can warp dentures.
Schedule regular maintenance visits
And finally, keep your dentures in good working condition for as long as possible by scheduling regular maintenance visits with Dr. Morell.
Are you ready to regain the function and beauty of your smile? If so, find out if dentures are right for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Morell. Call the nearest office or book online today.