BRING BACK YOUR PEARLY WHITES WITH TRADITIONAL DENTURES
Even though many patients are opting for implants to restore their smiles, traditional dentures are also a cost-effective choice for Columbus, OH patients. A removable set of dentures can be used to take the place of some or all of your teeth in your lower and/or upper arches. At DentalWorks - Polaris, we provide custom traditional dentures created with high-quality materials for a snug and comfy fit that is natural looking. In today's blog, we examine the various kinds of dentures and their associated costs, plus how to take care of your new dentures and ways to make your dentures fit better.
DIFFERENT KINDS OF TRADITIONAL DENTURES
A dental practitioner might suggest either partial or full dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to have replaced. Several dental practitioners in Columbus, OH also provide a set of temporary dentures while your personalized dentures are being created.
- TEMPORARY DENTURES
Sometimes called immediate dentures, temporary dentures are made to be used while your made-to-order dentures are being created. Immediate dentures do not always fit perfectly; however, they can help you to talk and chew while you are waiting for your new teeth. Your dentist will tell you if he or she recommends immediate dentures. Your dental practitioner or a staff member will also discuss your expected expenses.
- PARTIAL DENTURES
When it comes to men and women who still have many of their own teeth, a set of partial dentures can be designed to fill in the empty spaces. Like a dental bridge, a partial denture is held by your remaining teeth to revive your complete smile. Personalized partial dentures provide self-assurance that your new false teeth will blend with the contours and tint of your existing teeth, so that your new smile looks healthy and beautiful.
- FULL DENTURES
At times when you have to restore all of your teeth on the upper and/or lower arches of your mouth, a full set of dentures is a terrific choice. Sometimes, your remaining teeth may require extraction before you can be fitted for your new full dentures.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR DENTURES?
The price of dentures will vary because of the type of dentures required, the materials they are made of, and several other considerations. You might be tempted to look for a dentist in Columbus, OH who offers lower-cost dentures; however, this will likely be more expensive over time because less-expensive dentures can be damaged more easily and will have to be replaced more frequently. The best option is to find a dentist in Columbus, OH who offers high-quality, made-to-order dentures that will work for you. At DentalWorks - Polaris, our staff of dental professionals works diligently to make certain that your new teeth will be budget friendly. We coordinate with your dental insurance carrier and accept many payment methods. Quality dentures will bring back your ability to chew in comfort, talk clearly, and smile confidently, so investing wisely will help you avoid years of discomfort and dissatisfaction.
MAINTAINING YOUR DENTURES
Dentures are important to your oral health, so it is vital to be mindful about taking care of them. When you are having your first consultation, ask your dental practitioner about any foods you should stay away from and any other tips he or she has for maintaining your new smile. It is important to scrub them at least two times each day to eliminate staining and buildup. It is also important to brush the rest of your mouth, including your gums and tongue, with a soft toothbrush before putting your dentures in and taking them out to encourage the blood circulation in these areas. Continue to see your dentist in Columbus, OH at least twice yearly for comprehensive oral health exams so your dentist can monitor the comfort and state of your new teeth. For those who have partial dentures, we still urge you to have your natural teeth cleaned professionally twice yearly at DentalWorks - Polaris.
HOW TO MAINTAIN THE FIT OF YOUR DENTURES
It might take some time to become comfortable in your new dentures, but soon, you will be smiling, speaking, and eating with much more self-assurance. As time passes, the fit of your dentures might change; however, there are multiple ways you can help make your dentures fit more comfortably.
- SOAKING THEM WHILE YOU SLEEP
It's best to keep your dentures moist, so always soak them in water if you are not wearing them. To get them extra clean, you can mix in a special denture cleaning solution while they soak overnight.
- RELINING AND REBASING
If the false teeth in your set of dentures are still in decent shape but the base is loose, your dentist may be able to reline or rebase them. The new base can be created to fit the changed contours of your gums. Relining changes the part of the base that rests on your gums so you have a more comfortable fit.
- GET AN ADJUSTMENT
If it happens that your dentures begin to feel less comfortable or won't stay in place, schedule a check-up at DentalWorks - Polaris for an adjustment. Your dentist can adjust them to make them more comfortable.
- ADHESIVES FOR DENTURES
A superior denture specially made for you should stay put without adhesives, but they might help you feel more confident. There are several types of denture adhesives on the market, such as powders, pads, or pastes, that you can experiment with to see which works for you. Denture adhesives need to be washed off and then put on again each time you wear your dentures. Adhesives can be used regularly for added security or short term while you wait for an appointment visit with your dentist to have your dentures rebased or relined.
- DON'T USE HOT WATER
Always use ambient-temperature water to soak your dentures. Soaking them in hot water can distort their shape and skew the fit.
- NO HOME REPAIRS
If you unintentionally drop or mar your dentures, never attempt to patch them on your own. Schedule an appointment at DentalWorks - Polaris to check and rehabilitate your dentures. Even in cases where it feels like a trivial issue, like a tiny crack, attempting to fix it yourself may produce even more problems.
ECONOMICAL REMOVABLE DENTURES
Rejuvenate your grin with partial or full removable dentures at DentalWorks - Polaris. Set up an appointment at our office in Columbus, OH to find out whether you are a good candidate to get dentures and learn all about your available choices. Made-to-order dentures created with high-quality materials will help you be more secure while speaking, smiling, and eating.