RESTORE YOUR SMILE WITH REMOVABLE DENTURES
Although many people are considering dental implants to restore their smiles, traditional dentures are still a smart, affordable choice for Wake Forest, NC patients. A traditional set of dentures can be used to take the place of most or all of your teeth in your upper and/or lower arches. At DentalWorks - Wake Forest, we provide custom-designed removable dentures created with high-quality materials for a comfortable, secure fit that looks natural. In today's article, we discuss the various kinds of removable dentures and their associated costs, plus how to take care of your new dentures and ways to make your dentures fit better.
TYPES OF REMOVABLE DENTURES
A dental practitioner might suggest either partial or full dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to have replaced. Many dental practitioners in Wake Forest, NC also offer a set of temporary dentures while your custom dentures are being made.
- TEMPORARY DENTURES
Sometimes called immediate dentures, temporary dentures are used while your custom dentures are being made. Immediate dentures may not fit perfectly; however, they will help you to talk and chew while you are waiting for your full dentures. Your dentist will let you know if he or she recommends immediate dentures. Your dental practitioner or a staff member will also talk to you about your expected costs.
- FULL DENTURES
When you need to restore all of your teeth on the upper and/or lower arches of your mouth, a full set of dentures is a great choice. In some cases, a few remaining teeth may require extraction before you can be fitted for your new full dentures.
- PARTIAL DENTURES
For those who still have some of their own teeth, a set of partial dentures can be used to fill in the gaps. Similar to a dental bridge, a partial denture is supported by your healthy teeth to restore your full smile. Custom partial dentures provide peace of mind that your new false teeth will blend with the contours and color of your natural teeth, so that your new smile is seamless.
HOW MUCH DO DENTURES COST?
The cost of dentures will vary depending on the type of dentures used, the materials they are made of, and many other aspects. It may be tempting to look for a dental practice in Wake Forest, NC who will give you cheap dentures; however, this will probably end up costing more in the long run because cheaper dentures can break easily and will have to be replaced more often. Instead, find a dentist in Wake Forest, NC who provides high-quality, custom dentures that will work for you. At DentalWorks - Wake Forest, our staff of dental professionals works hard to make certain that your new teeth will be affordable. We work with your dental insurance company and accept several payment methods. Quality dentures can bring back your ability to bite in comfort, talk clearly, and smile confidently, so a little extra investment can save you years of trouble and frustration.
CARING FOR YOUR DENTURES
Dentures are important to your oral health, so you need to be diligent about taking care of them. During your consultation, ask your dental practitioner about any foods you should avoid and any other recommendations he or she has for taking care of your new smile. You should brush them at least twice a day to remove stains and buildup. You should also brush the rest of your mouth, including your gums and tongue, with a soft toothbrush before putting your dentures in and taking them out to stimulate the blood circulation in these areas. Continue to visit your dentist in Wake Forest, NC at least twice a year for comprehensive oral health examinations so your dental team can monitor the comfort and state of your new teeth. If you have partial dentures, you still need to have your natural teeth cleaned professionally twice a year at DentalWorks - Wake Forest.
HOW TO MAKE DENTURES FIT BETTER
It will take a little time to become comfortable in your new dentures, but in due time, you should be eating, speaking, and smiling with renewed self-assurance. Over time, the fit of your dentures may change; however, there are different ways you can help make your dentures fit better.
- PROFESSIONAL REPAIRS
If you accidentally drop or damage your dentures, never attempt to fix them on your own. Set up a visit at DentalWorks - Wake Forest to assess and repair your dentures. Even in cases where it seems like a minor issue, like a tiny crack, attempting to repair it yourself could cause even more damage.
- OVERNIGHT SOAKS
It's important to keep your dentures from drying out, so always soak them in water when they are not in your mouth. For extra cleaning, you can mix in a special denture cleaning solution while they soak overnight.
- SCHEDULE AN ADJUSTMENT
If your dentures begin to feel odd or slip out of place easily, schedule an appointment at DentalWorks - Wake Forest for an adjustment. Your dentist can re-fit them to make them fit better.
- DENTURE ADHESIVES
A high-quality denture made custom for you should stay in place without adhesives, but they can help you feel more confident. There are different types of denture adhesives on the market, such as powders, pads, or pastes, that you can try to see which works for you. Denture adhesives should be cleaned off and then put on again each day. A denture adhesive can be used regularly for peace of mind or short term while you wait for an appointment visit with your dentist to have your dentures rebased or relined.
- RELINING AND REBASING
If the false teeth in your set of dentures are still in decent condition but the base is worn, your dentist can reline or rebase them. The new base can be designed to fit the current shape of your gums. Relining adjusts the part of the base that rests on your gums so you have a more secure fit.
- AVOID HOT WATER
Always use ambient-temperature water to soak your dentures. Soaking them in hot water can warp their shape and skew the fit.
Restore your smile with partial or full dentures at DentalWorks - Wake Forest. Set up a consultation at our office in Wake Forest, NC to find out whether you are a good candidate for dentures and learn more about your available choices. Custom dentures made of high-quality materials will help you be more confident while eating, speaking, and smiling.