It’s no fun to be without your teeth because you’re forced to make all types of changes in your life, from the foods you eat to the way you speak. Then there’s the loss of confidence that comes along with having an incomplete smile. But you’ve discovered a way to restore your life to normal with dentures in Sarasota. However, once you are again able to taste the sweet nectars of life with your new prosthetics, you want to make sure that they last. Thus, your dentist is weighing in to stress the importance of visiting your local professional and practicing excellent home care to increase the longevity of your dentures.
One misconception that must immediately be dispelled is that it’s not as important to visit your dentist for checkups when wearing prosthetics.
In reality, denture wearers should visit their dentist, at minimum, every six months for the following:
The following are tips for caring for your dentures at home:
The longevity of dentures varies, but an average lifespan is 5 to 10 years. With proper care, though, yours could very well last longer. Keep the above tips in mind and work with your dentist in Sarasota, so that your beautiful new smile will be protected for years to come!
Dr. C. Romesh Weerasooriya earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry and has gone on to amass over two decades of experience putting smiles on patients’ faces. Not one to rest on his laurels, he has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education in his postgraduate capacity. Specializing in TMJ and periodontal disease treatments, Dr. Weerasooriya practices at Tarpon Shores Dental and can be reached for more information through his website.