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We are taught to take care of our teeth our whole life, many patients practice excellent oral health. However, as you get older, you will need to make a few changes with your dental care based on your aging teeth and gums.
The biggest issue as a patient ages is tooth loss. Should you lose a tooth, you have to replace it with an artificial tooth. The problem with not replacing the missing teeth is that it affects the function of the rest of the teeth and they may even shift out of alignment. You can visit your dentist to get the missing teeth replaced.
There are different ways to replace missing teeth, one of them is removable Dentures.
There are four different types of Dentures that you can get depending on your condition and the preference you may have.
Once you get the appropriate type of denture for your daily needs, you will need to ensure that they are cleaned properly. Dentures should be cleaned on a daily basis, after each meal, and should be soaked in a special cleaning solution that will be discussed with you by your Dentist.
Dental implants can be cleaned just as your natural teeth are cleaned. Keep in mind that you can get the same issues around implants that you can get around your natural teeth; such as gum disease, gingivitis and tartar build up. Therefore it is very important that you continue your normal daily cleaning. Also ensure that you make regular visits to the dentist so that your teeth and implants can be checked and ensure that any signs of issues can be detected and treated in time.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.