Losing a tooth as a child is adorable. However, when an adult loses a tooth, it is not cute and charming, and the loss of a permanent tooth can lead to more dental health issues. It is important to have the tooth, or teeth, replaced in a manner that provides the patient with the confidence he needs to smile brightly, speak clearly, and eat his favorite foods.
Dr. Adnan Saleem in Carrollton, TX, helps his patients choose the right tooth replacement option for their budget, timeline, and lifestyle. Dentures are often selected to give patients a confident and happy smile. There are several types of dentures:
The first several weeks after having your dentures placed is a bit of a learning curve. Patients must get used to having the dentures in their mouth and train the muscles in their mouth to work with the appliance. However, after only a few short weeks, the awkward feeling disappears, and patients have a beautiful, happy, and healthy smile.
Dr. Saleem will ensure a comfortable fit and will work with you to establish the proper at-home care for your new dentures. He will teach you how to thoroughly clean the dentures each day, and remind you to remove the dentures while sleeping, keep them in a safe place, and be cautious when handling the appliance.
If you have a missing tooth or if you are facing the extraction of several teeth and need to think about your tooth replacement options, call Dr. Saleem at Hebron Smiles at (972) 388-3320 to schedule a consultation.