Dr. Langellier offers both full and partial dentures to his patients. A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. This restores both the look and function of your smile.

Here's what you need to know about dentures and how missing teeth affect your oral health.

How to Care for Your Dentures

It's important that you take good care of your dentures so that they'll last as long as possible.

Always take your dentures out at night to sleep. That way, your gums have a chance to rest and remain healthy. This is important because your gums help support your dentures during the day.

Whenever you remove your dentures, submerge them in a glass of water or denture cleaner. Otherwise, your dentures will dry out, warp, and crack.

Brush your full or partial dentures every day to remove bacteria. This will help prevent issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. It'll also help prevent your dentures from staining over time.

Even if you don't have any teeth left, it's important that you still continue to see our dentist for preventive dental care. During your appointment, Dr. Langellier will examine your dentures. If your dentures show signs of wear or damage, he'll recommend replacing them.

How Dentures Prevent Further Tooth Loss

Once you lose one tooth, your risk for further tooth loss increases. This is because the teeth next to the gap have lost their support and may drift toward the open space. Dentures help hold the rest of your teeth in place by giving them the support they need.

Request an Appointment With Bowtie Dental

Our family dentist in Wyoming, MI, would be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Langellier, please call Bowtie Dental at (616) 532-9003.