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If you have missing teeth, there are a few options our dentist at Central Oregon Dental Center can offer you. An extremely popular choice for tooth replacements are dental implants, but sometimes individuals lack the jaw strength to implement them. Fortunately, if you have a weak jawline, a more traditional yet extremely effective treatment option exists in the form of dentures. They can perform nearly identical to natural teeth but can also be removed daily for cleaning or protection.

If you already have a set of dentures, it is imperative to give them the same care and attention as you would your normal teeth. Although the habits may change, your dentures can fail if you do not take care of them. Remember the following guidelines:

– Clean your dentures daily, but avoid using toothpaste, as it is too abrasive and can damage them. Always use dentist-approved denture cleaner or mild hand soaps.
– Dentures can crack and break if they dry out, so always soak them in a dentist-approved cleaning solution when not in use. Plain water can also be used as a substitute.
– Keep your mouth clean at all times, even when not wearing your dentures. Do not insert dirty dentures back into your mouth, and be sure to wash away any chemicals from your dentures if they were soaked in a cleaning solution.

Don’t let an oral accident or missing teeth keep you from a great smile. Book an appointment with Dr. Michael Hall by calling us at 541-389-0300. Our office is located in Bend, Oregon. We look forward to bringing back the great smile you desire.