Keep Your Dentures As Long As Possible

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You walk in the room. You see your family, and you are so proud of them.

Someone calls you over. She wants to get a photo with you and everyone in your family.

Not long ago, a request would have made you nervous, but not today — not anymore.

You went the office of George A. Hoop, DDS, and you got Fountain of Youth™ dentures. Your new “teeth” look natural. They fit comfortably, and you can eat pretty well, too.


Would you like to feel that way about your replacement teeth? If so, call us at 239-734-7737 to schedule an appointment at either of our locations. We have offices in Fort Myers and Naples, FL.

This could be the start of a beautiful new smile!


The Right Fit Makes a HUGE Difference

You’ve heard the stories about slippery dentures. Heck, you may have even experienced them for yourself.

Loose dentures make it hard to eat. Loose dentures can make it difficult to speak sometimes, too. And having your dentures fall out in front of someone else can be awkward for both of you.

To avoid this, you want dentures that are custom-designed for your mouth. This is why we use “dynamic impressions” when making dentures. This takes into account how your facial muscles move as you open and close your mouth.

That means your dentures won’t just feel fine when your mouth is closed. They are much more likely to stay in place when you actually need them to as well.


Taking Care of Your Dentures is Important, Too

To get the most out of your dentures, it’s important to care for them like you should. Here are few tips that will help you get the most out of your dentures:

  • After you eat, remove your dentures and rinse them to remove any food debris.
  • Clean your mouth as well after removing your dentures.
  • Brush your dentures every day. This is important both for the sake of your dentures and for your oral health.
  • Soak your dentures overnight with an appropriate solution.
  • Again, rinse your dentures in the morning before putting them back in your mouth.
  • Handle your dentures careful. Avoid bending or dropping them.

You also must continue to make dental appointments. Some people think that having fake teeth means they no longer need dental care. That’s not true. You can still develop gum disease, which can have a big impact on how your dentures feel.

Likewise, you should let us know when you notice changes in how your dentures fit. With traditional dentures, it will be necessary to have them relined from time to time to maintain their fit.


Add Some Security

With any dentures that rest over your gums, you will experience bone loss in your jaw. Without the roots of your teeth to stimulate new bone growth, your jaw will get smaller. Over time, this will affect the way your dentures fit and feel.

This is why you need to have dentures relined.

A great way to avoid those issues is to get dental implants.

Implants were developed to replace the roots of missing teeth. Implants are placed directly in your jaw. They can be used to anchor your dentures in place, thus creating a direct connection between your dentures and your jawbone.

That connection allows you to put more force behind each bite and chew. That pressure is what stimulates the bone growth necessary to prevent bone loss.

That also means you won’t need to replace your denture nearly as often, if at all. With implant- or mini implant-supported dentures, you can have the smile of your dreams and still eat all the foods that you love to eat.


Call Us for Better Dentures

Don’t settle for slippery, loose-fitting dentures. Let Dr. Hoop design a set of dentures just for you. Remember to ask about getting implants, too!

Contact us online or call 239-734-7737 today to request an appointment!


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