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If you are missing teeth and are ready to make a change to benefit your smile, have you considered wearing dentures? Dentures not only help your smile look its best again, but will also make it function properly as well. Our dentist, Dr. George Strickland has been helping patients restore their smiles with denture services. Indeed, we offer custom made full and partial dentures that are comfortable and secure and aesthetically pleasing for our patient’s in Venice, Florida.

What do you know about dentures? Our dentures are oral appliances which you can put in and take out. Our complete dentures can repair your smile by replacing lost teeth in a what is called a full dental arch. Depending on your oral condition, Dr. Strickland may recommend a full dental arch replacement in either one arch or both. A denture adhesive may be recommended to maintain your denture’s stability.

What is denture adhesive? It can come in a paste or powder form. It’s important to use the right amount of adhesive because too much can alter your bite. This can cause problems with your jaw which can prematurely wear on the dentures.

To use denture adhesive, you simply put them on clean dentures. Many patients find that removing and cleaning your dentures every night works well; simply put them in water overnight. Then, when you wake up, rinse them off, place some adhesive on the denture, and put it in your mouth right away. You can expect the adhesive to keep your dentures in place throughout the day, although a lower denture might become loose after eating and drinking. If that happens, simply put some more adhesive on to keep the denture secured.

As you can see, dentures are a viable option for restoring your healthy, confident smile. Not only will you be able to eat and speak properly again after losing teeth, but your face shape and appearance will improve as well. At the dental office of George Strickland, DDS, we are happy to give you something to smile about again. Please call 941-451-7059 today if you are ready to make a change to your smile!