Different Types of Dentures And Their Uses
GET BACK YOUR BITE WITH DENTURES
While many individuals are thinking about getting implant-supported restorations to replace their missing teeth, removable dentures can still be an ideal option for Monaca, PA 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 - Beaver Valley, we offer customized dentures made of high-quality materials for a strong, pleasant fit that appears totally natural. In today's post, we go over the different types of traditional dentures and their cost, plus how to care for them and how to make them fit better.
DIFFERENT 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 Monaca, PA also furnish temporary dentures while your custom-made dentures are being fabricated.
- PARTIAL DENTURES
In the cases of individuals who still have most of their natural teeth, a partial denture can be created to fill in the areas where teeth are missing. As with a bridge, a partial denture is secured by your existing teeth to bring back your whole smile. Custom-made partial dentures ensure confidence that your new teeth match the shape and tone of your own teeth, so your new smile looks great.
- FULL DENTURES
In cases where you must replace all of your teeth, full dentures are a wonderful option. With some individuals, any remaining teeth may need to be extracted before you receive your set of full dentures.
- 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.
CAN I AFFORD DENTURES?
The expense of dentures can vary due to the type you opt for, the quality of the materials, and multiple other factors. It might seem like a good idea to look for a dental practitioner in Monaca, PA 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 Monaca, PA who can give you high-quality, specially designed dentures that fit your needs and budget. At DentalWorks - Beaver Valley, our team works persistently to ensure that your dentures are economical. We collaborate 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 problems and inconvenience.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DENTURES
Your new dentures are an investment in your oral health, so you really should prioritize maintaining them. While you are at 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 manage 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 Monaca, PA 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, it is still important to get your natural teeth cleaned biannually at DentalWorks - Beaver Valley.
HOW TO STAY COMFORTABLE IN YOUR DENTURES
It can take a while to get used to your new dentures, but eventually, you can be speaking, eating, and smiling with elevated confidence. Eventually, the fit of your dentures could change, but there are a few things you can do to make your dentures fit more securely.
- SEE YOUR DENTIST FOR NECESSARY REPAIRS
If you unwittingly drop or harm your dentures, don't try to mend them yourself. Set up an appointment with your dentist to evaluate and restore your dentures. Even if it looks like a lesser issue, like a chip, trying to patch it yourself might generate even more issues.
- ASK FOR AN ADJUSTMENT
In the event that your dentures start to feel like they don't fit or like they are loose, schedule a visit with your dentist in Monaca, PA for an adjustment. Your dentist can tweak your dentures to make them more secure.
- 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.
- 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 multiple 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 every morning. An adhesive can be used every day for added confidence or as a temporary fix while you wait to get your dentures adjusted.
- SOAK THEM OVERNIGHT
It's key 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.
- 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.
BUDGET-FRIENDLY TRADITIONAL DENTURES
Bring back your quality of life with full or partial traditional dentures at DentalWorks - Beaver Valley. Schedule a visit at our office in Monaca, PA to determine if you are a candidate to be fitted for dentures and learn everything you need to know about your options. Personalized dentures composed of high-quality materials can help you feel more self-assured while smiling, eating, and speaking.
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