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Different Types of Dentures And Their Uses

Full and Partial Dentures

Although many people are thinking about getting dental implants to replace their missing teeth, removable dentures are still an ideal option for High Point, NC men and women. A traditional set of false teeth can replacef most or all of the teeth in your upper and/or lower arches. At DentalWorks - High Point, we offer customized removable dentures made of high-quality materials for a strong, pleasant fit that looks natural. In today's article, we go over the different types of removable dentures and their cost, plus how to care for them and how to make them fit better.

Your dentist may recommend full or partial dentures, depending on whether you need to replace some or all of your teeth. Many dentists in High Point, NC also offer temporary dentures while your custom-made dentures are being made.

    Also known as immediate dentures, temporary dentures are used while your custom dentures are being made. Temporary dentures may not fit perfectly, but they will help you to speak and eat while you wait for your full dentures. Your dentist will let you know whether he or she recommends temporary dentures. Your dentist or someone on their team will also talk to you about your expected costs.
    In cases where you need to replace all of your teeth, full dentures are a wonderful option. With some individuals, a few remaining teeth may need to be extracted before you receive your set of full dentures.
    For individuals who still have some of their natural teeth, a partial denture can be created to fill in the gaps. Similar to a bridge, a partial denture is secured by your healthy teeth to bring back your full smile. Custom-made partial dentures ensure peace of mind that your new teeth match the shape and color of your natural teeth, so your new smile looks great.

The cost of dentures can vary due to the type you opt for, the quality of the materials, and many other aspects. It may be tempting to look for a dental practice in High Point, NC who will give you cheap dentures, but this will probably end up costing more in the long run since cheaper dentures can break easily and need to be replaced more often. Instead, look for a dentist in High Point, NC who provides high-quality, specially designed dentures that fit your needs and budget. At DentalWorks - High Point, our team works hard to ensure that your dentures are economical. We collaborate with your dental insurance company and accept several payment options. Quality dentures can restore your ability to bite comfortably, speak clearly, and grin with confidence, so a little extra investment can save you years of problems and frustration.
Your new dentures are an investment in your oral health, so you need to be diligent about maintaining them. While you are at your consultation, talk to your dentist about foods you should avoid and any recommendations they have for taking care of your new dentures. You should brush your dentures at least twice a day to manage stains and buildup. You should also clean your tongue and gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush before you put your dentures in and after you take them out to stimulate the blood circulation in the soft tissue. Continue to visit your dentist in High Point, NC at least twice a year for oral health examinations so your dental team can check the fit and condition of your dentures. If you have partial dentures, it is still important to get your natural teeth cleaned twice a year at DentalWorks - High Point.

It can take a little time to get used to your new dentures, but eventually, you should be eating, speaking, and smiling with elevated confidence. Eventually, the fit of your dentures may change, but there are a few things you can do to make your dentures fit better.

    You should use room-temperature water when you soak your dentures. Soaking dentures in hot water can warp their shape and change the fit.
    It's key to keep your dentures from drying out, so make sure you soak them when they are not in your mouth. For extra cleaning, you can add a special cleaner while they are soaking.
    If you accidentally drop or harm your dentures, don't try to mend them yourself. Set up an appointment with your dentist to assess and repair your dentures. Even if it seems like a lesser issue, like a chip, trying to repair it yourself could cause even more damage.
    If the teeth in your dentures are in good condition but the base is worn, your dentist can rebase or reline your dentures. The new base will be designed to fit the current shape of your mouth. Relining adjusts the underside of the base so you get a more secure fit.
    A high-quality set of dentures made custom for your mouth should stay in place without adhesives, but they can help you feel more secure. There are multiple types of adhesives available, for example, pastes, powders, and pads, that you can try to see which you like best. Denture adhesives should be cleaned off and then re-applied every morning. An adhesive can be used every day for peace of mind or as a temporary fix while you wait to get your dentures adjusted.
    In the event that your dentures start to feel odd or slip out of place easily, schedule an appointment with your dentist in High Point, NC for an adjustment. Your dentist can re-fit your dentures to make them fit better.

Bring back your smile with full or partial dentures at DentalWorks - High Point. Schedule a consultation at our office in High Point, NC to determine if you are a candidate for dentures and learn more about your options. Personalized dentures made of high-quality materials can help you feel more confident while eating, speaking, and smiling.

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