Tooth loss is not merely a cosmetic issue but also a health concern.
At Dream Dentistry, we strive to restore the look of your natural smile. Dentures are a type of false teeth designed to replace missing or decaying teeth and aid in renewing the function of your mouth.
When multiple teeth in an arch are missing, a partial denture is an excellent treatment option to replacing those missing teeth and preserve bone structure. Concerning the cost of dentures, partial dentures, are the most economical way to replace several missing teeth.
Partials are removable appliances, which are held in place by clasps that fit securely around the surrounding teeth. When worn consistently, partials stop your remaining teeth from shifting. Partials also prevent other teeth from overcompensating and wearing down prematurely.
Partials are more than cosmetic dentures; they significantly improve your ability to chew while enhancing the overall shape and appearance of your mouth.
Full Arch Dentures
Dream Dentistry offers same-day full arch denture placement. This allows you to leave the office with a new and vibrant smile right away. Your new arch dentures will make you feel confident during the healing process.
With your new permanent dentures, you choose the color and shape of your new teeth as well as the color and texture of the gums and materials used in the denture construction. Customized dentures costs vary but are well worth having for a gleaming smile that looks naturally yours.
Implant Retained Dentures
An implant retained denture offers many of the benefits of a full denture without the slippage. An implant retained denture frees you from the social isolation and embarrassment that often occurs from loose, flapping dentures. These dentures also allow you to eat your normal diet with the denture held firmly in place.
Home care Instructions for New Dentures:
It may take some time for you to adjust to eating and talking with your new denture. They may feel bulky, loose or awkward to you for awhile. In order to help you feel more comfortable faster, here are a few tips to follow:
- Don't remove your immediate denture for the first 24 hours after it is placed. Your doctor will want to see you and help assist you with this initial removal.
- Wearing your dentures each day will help you adjust more quickly to eating and speaking with them.
- Don't use adhesives on your denture without first talking with your doctor.
- Always remove your dentures before going to sleep at night.
- Brush your dentures daily after removal and store them in a bowl of water or an over-the-counter cleaning solution. Soaking your dentures in a denture cleanser does not replace the need for brushing them. Our denture patients have found the combination of brushing and then soaking them overnight in a cleaning solution to be the best way to reduce bad breath, maintain the whiteness of the teeth, and maintain the overall health of the gum tissue your dentures rest upon.
- As a new denture wearer, it is not uncommon for you to experience sore spots, looseness or other discomfort. Please call the office and let us know, we are happy to help.
Bone Resorption & Dentures
It is common for new denture wearers to lose about 40% of their jaw bone within the first 6 months. The result is that the denture will no longer fit like it did when you first got it. The problems associated with the loss of bone support are the most common complaints of denture wearers.
There are a few remedies for loose, slipping or flapping dentures:
- see your doctor to have your denture relined and adjusted,
- use an over-the-counter adhesive
- consider implants to stop bone loss and mechanically retain your denture.