What are dentures?
Dentures may be a great choice if you want to replace missing teeth. Removable dentures can renew the appearance of your smile and make it easier to eat and speak with full confidence. Dr. Kevin Boulard, our general and cosmetic dentist, can provide either partial or full removable dentures for patients in Merrimack, NH. Full dentures can replace all the teeth in your lower arch, upper arch, or both compared to partial dentures that leave your remaining teeth to act as support. At Something To Smile About, we can help you determine whether full or partial dentures match your needs, and then make your restoratives look natural. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Boulard to get more information about dentures.
Who needs to have dentures?
You could be an ideal candidate for dentures if you have suffered the loss of many teeth, but your gums and jawbone are still healthy. If you have natural teeth, they may either be extracted if you want a full denture or kept for the placement of a partial denture. During your consultation with Dr. Boulard, he will assess your mouth and give you options based on your needs.
Dr. Boulard's approach to dentures
We will go over your denture-making process step-by-step when you visit us in our Merrimack, NH office. In some cases, Dr. Boulard will extract any remaining teeth before taking oral impressions, which will help make your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be matched to blend with your remaining teeth for an attractive finish. Once your dentures are crafted, Dr. Boulard will fit them so they are comfortable. He will also go over the best way to care for your new dentures.
How to take care of your Dentures
It may take time before your dentures feel comfortable and natural in your mouth; however, it should eventually become easier to speak and eat normally. If the dentures feel loose, return to Something To Smile About for an adjustment. You will need to clean your dentures by brushing them twice a day. Whenever you remove your dentures, they need to be soaked to prevent them from drying out. Continue to attend cleanings and exams at Something To Smile About so Dr. Boulard can check the wear and fit of your dentures and the health of your mouth. He will discuss if your dentures need to be repaired or replaced; however, with proper care, your dentures should last for a long time.
Smiles Come in all Forms (even with dentures)
Regain your ability to confidently eat and speak when your teeth are replaced with removable dentures. Dr. Boulard is pleased to create removable partials and full dentures for his patients in Merrimack, NH. Learn about how removable dentures can restore your oral health by making a consultation at Something To Smile About.