RESTORE YOUR BITE WITH DENTURES
While many individuals are considering implant-supported restorations to replace their missing teeth, removable dentures can still be a smart, affordable option for Macedonia, OH men and women. A set of false teeth can replacef many or all of the teeth in your top and/or bottom arches. At DentalWorks - Macedonia, we offer specially designed dentures made of high-quality materials for a comfortable, secure fit that appears totally natural. In today's post, we discuss the different types of traditional dentures and their cost, plus how to care for them and how to make them fit better.
TYPES OF DENTURES
Your dentist may recommend full or partial dentures, depending on whether you need to replace some or all of your teeth. Most dentists in Macedonia, OH also furnish temporary dentures while your custom dentures are being fabricated.
- TEMPORARY DENTURES
Also known as immediate dentures, temporary dentures are meant for use while your personalized dentures are being fabricated. Temporary dentures are not intended to fit perfectly, but they should help you to speak and eat while you wait for your new set of dentures. Your dentist will discuss with you whether he or she recommends temporary dentures. Your dentist or someone on their team will also go over your expected pricing.
- FULL DENTURES
When you must replace all of your teeth, full dentures are a great option. In some cases, any remaining teeth may need to be extracted before you receive your set of full dentures.
- PARTIAL DENTURES
In the cases of those who still have most of their natural teeth, a partial denture can be used to fill in the areas where teeth are missing. As with a bridge, a partial denture is supported by your existing teeth to restore your whole smile. Custom partial dentures ensure confidence that your new teeth match the shape and tone of your own teeth, so your new smile is seamless.
CAN I AFFORD DENTURES?
The expense of dentures can vary depending on the type used, the quality of the materials, and multiple other factors. It might seem like a good idea to look for a dental practitioner in Macedonia, OH who advertises less-expensive dentures, but this will typically cost more overall since lower-quality dentures are more vulnerable to chips and cracks and need to be replaced more regularly. It is really better to look for a dentist in Macedonia, OH who can give you high-quality, custom dentures that fit your needs and budget. At DentalWorks - Macedonia, our team works persistently to ensure that your dentures are affordable. We work with your dental insurance provider and accept multiple payment options. Quality dentures are designed to restore your ability to eat comfortably, speak clearly, and grin with confidence, so this important investment is sure to prevent years of trouble and inconvenience.
CARING FOR YOUR DENTURES
Your new dentures are an investment in your oral health, so you really should prioritize maintaining them. During your initial consultation, talk to your dentist about foods you should not eat and any advice they have for caring for your new dentures. Always remember to clean your dentures at least twice daily to remove discoloration and buildup. You also need to clean your tongue and gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush before you put your dentures in and after you take them out to support the blood circulation in the soft tissue. Continue to schedule appointments with your dentist in Macedonia, OH at least biannually for oral health check-ups so your dental practitioner can check the fit and condition of your dentures. For patients who have partial dentures, you still need to get your natural teeth cleaned biannually at DentalWorks - Macedonia.
HOW TO STAY COMFORTABLE IN YOUR DENTURES
It will take a while to get used to your new dentures, but sooner rather than later, you can be speaking, eating, and smiling with renewed confidence. Over time, the fit of your dentures could change, but there are different things you can do to make your dentures fit more securely.
- REBASING OR RELINING
If the teeth in your dentures are in good repair but the base is showing wear, your dentist should be able to rebase or reline your dentures. The new base will be made to fit the evolving dimensions of your mouth. Relining tweaks the underside of the base so you get a more tailored fit.
- SEE YOUR DENTIST FOR NECESSARY REPAIRS
If you unwittingly drop or damage your dentures, don't try to fix them yourself. Make an appointment with your dentist to evaluate and restore your dentures. Even if it looks like a minor issue, like a chip, trying to patch it yourself might generate even more issues.
- SOAK THEM OVERNIGHT
It's important to keep your dentures hydrated, so make sure you soak them during those times you aren't using them. If you need a stronger cleaning, you can add a special cleaner while they are soaking.
- DON'T SOAK THEM IN HOT WATER
You should use room-temperature water when you soak your dentures. Soaking dentures in hot water can alter their shape and change the fit.
- ASK FOR AN ADJUSTMENT
If your dentures start to feel like they don't fit or like they are loose, schedule a visit with your dentist in Macedonia, OH for an adjustment. Your dentist can tweak your dentures to make them more secure.
- ADHESIVES TO HOLD DENTURES IN PLACE
An excellent set of dentures designed for your mouth should be comfortably secure without adhesives, but they may help you feel more secure. There are different types of adhesives available, for example, pastes, powders, and pads, that you can sample to see which you like best. Denture adhesives must be fully removed and then re-applied each day. A denture adhesive can be used every day for added confidence or as a temporary fix while you wait to get your dentures adjusted.
BUDGET-FRIENDLY TRADITIONAL DENTURES
Restore your quality of life with full or partial traditional dentures at DentalWorks - Macedonia. Schedule a visit at our office in Macedonia, OH to determine if you are a candidate to be fitted for dentures and learn everything you need to know about your options. Custom dentures composed of high-quality materials can help you feel more self-assured while smiling, eating, and speaking.