Your Options When Considering Dentures
RESTORE YOUR PEARLY WHITES WITH TRADITIONAL DENTURES
Even though many patients are considering implants to replace their missing teeth, removable dentures are also a smart, affordable option for Pewaukee, WI men and women. A removable set of false teeth can replacef some or all of the teeth in your lower and/or upper arches. At DentalWorks - Pewaukee, we offer made-to-order traditional dentures made of high-quality materials for a comfortable, secure fit that is natural looking. In today's blog, we discuss the different types of dentures and their cost, plus how to care for them and how to make them fit better.
TYPES OF TRADITIONAL DENTURES
Your dentist may recommend full or partial dentures, depending on whether you need to replace some or all of your teeth. Several dentists in Pewaukee, WI also provide temporary dentures while your custom dentures are being created.
- PARTIAL DENTURES
When it comes to those who still have many of their natural teeth, a partial denture can be used to fill in the empty spaces. Like a bridge, a partial denture is supported by your remaining teeth to restore your complete smile. Custom partial dentures ensure self-assurance that your new teeth match the shape and tint of your existing teeth, so your new smile is seamless.
- FULL DENTURES
When you have to replace all of your teeth, full dentures are a great option. In some cases, your 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 made to be used while your made-to-order dentures are being created. Temporary dentures do not always fit perfectly, but they can help you to speak and eat while you wait for your new teeth. Your dentist will tell you whether he or she recommends temporary dentures. Your dentist or someone on their team will also discuss your expected expenses.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR DENTURES?
The price of dentures can vary depending on the type used, the quality of the materials, and several other considerations. You might be tempted to look for a dentist in Pewaukee, WI who offers lower-cost dentures, but this will likely be more expensive over time since less-expensive dentures can be damaged more easily and need to be replaced more frequently. The best option is to look for a dentist in Pewaukee, WI who offers high-quality, custom dentures that fit your needs and budget. At DentalWorks - Pewaukee, our team works diligently to ensure that your dentures are affordable. We work with your dental insurance carrier and accept many payment options. Quality dentures will restore your ability to chew comfortably, speak clearly, and grin with confidence, so investing wisely will help you avoid years of trouble and dissatisfaction.
CARING FOR YOUR DENTURES
Your new dentures are an investment in your oral health, so it is vital to be mindful about maintaining them. During your first consultation, talk to your dentist about foods you should stay away from and any tips they have for maintaining your new dentures. It is important to scrub your dentures at least two times each day to remove staining and buildup. It is also important to clean your tongue and gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush before you put your dentures in and after you take them out to encourage the blood circulation in the soft tissue. Continue to see your dentist in Pewaukee, WI at least twice yearly for oral health exams so your dentist can check the fit and condition of your dentures. For those who have partial dentures, you still need to get your natural teeth cleaned twice yearly at DentalWorks - Pewaukee.
HOW TO MAINTAIN THE FIT OF YOUR DENTURES
It will take some time to get used to your new dentures, but before long, you will be smiling, speaking, and eating with renewed confidence. Over time, the fit of your dentures might change, but there are different things you can do to make your dentures fit more comfortably.
- GET AN ADJUSTMENT
If your dentures start to feel less comfortable or won't stay in place, schedule a check-up with your dentist in Pewaukee, WI for an adjustment. Your dentist can adjust your dentures to make them more comfortable.
- ADHESIVES FOR DENTURES
A superior set of dentures specially made for your mouth should stay put without adhesives, but they might help you feel more secure. There are different types of adhesives available, for example, pastes, powders, and pads, that you can experiment with to see which you like best. Denture adhesives need to be washed off and then re-applied each day. A denture adhesive can be used every day for added security or as a temporary fix while you wait to get your dentures adjusted.
- REBASING OR RELINING
If the teeth in your dentures are in good shape but the base is loose, your dentist may be able to rebase or reline your dentures. The new base will be created to fit the changed contours of your mouth. Relining changes the underside of the base so you get a more comfortable fit.
- DON'T USE HOT WATER
You should use room-temperature water when you soak your dentures. Soaking dentures in hot water can distort their shape and change the fit.
- NO HOME REPAIRS
If you unintentionally drop or damage your dentures, don't try to fix them yourself. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to check and rehabilitate your dentures. Even if it feels like a minor issue, like a chip, trying to fix it yourself may produce even more problems.
- SOAKING THEM WHILE YOU SLEEP
It's important to keep your dentures moist, so make sure you soak them if you are not wearing them. To get them extra clean, you can add a special cleaner while they are soaking.
ECONOMICAL REMOVABLE DENTURES
Restore your grin with full or partial removable dentures at DentalWorks - Pewaukee. Schedule an appointment at our office in Pewaukee, WI to determine if you are a candidate to get dentures and learn all about your options. Custom dentures created with high-quality materials can help you feel more secure while speaking, smiling, and eating.
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