At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we understand how important it is to have a healthy and beautiful smile. For individuals who are missing teeth or have significant tooth damage, dentures can be an effective solution to restore both appearance and function of their mouth. As a dentist with years of experience in the field, I have seen firsthand the benefits that dentures can provide for patients.
Dentures are custom-made prosthetic devices with artificial teeth that are designed to fit your unique mouth and improve your overall oral health. They come in different types and materials depending on your individual needs, and the process of getting them involves multiple appointments to ensure they fit comfortably and securely.
While there may be some challenges associated with wearing dentures, proper care and maintenance can help you achieve a natural-looking smile that lasts for years to come. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about dentures - from the types available to how they're made, as well as tips for caring for them along the way.
- Dentures are custom-made prosthetic devices designed to fit the patient's unique mouth and improve oral health.
- There are different types and materials of dentures, including full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures.
- Proper care and maintenance, including daily cleaning and regular dental checkups, are essential for maintaining dentures and oral health.
- Initial discomfort, soreness, and difficulty speaking or eating are normal when first getting dentures, but can be managed with patience and persistence.
Introduction to dentures
Looking to replace missing teeth and regain a natural-looking smile? Dr. Thomas J. Steckbeck, D.D.S. offers high-quality dentures that are custom-made prosthetic devices with artificial teeth, designed to restore both the function and aesthetics of your mouth!
Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing in either the upper or lower jaw. On the other hand, partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain in the jaw. Removable partial dentures can be taken out for cleaning while fixed partial dentures can only be removed by a prosthodontist.
Denture wearers must prioritize their oral health by brushing their gums, tongue, and palate every day before inserting their dentures. This helps remove plaque buildup and stimulate blood flow to prevent infections from developing in the mouth.
It is also important to keep dentures clean by soaking them overnight in a special solution or warm water mixed with mild soap before rinsing them thoroughly.
Another common issue amongst denture wearers is dry mouth caused by reduced saliva production. This can lead to gum irritation and an increased risk of cavities if left untreated. Denture adhesives can help alleviate this problem by creating a seal between the gums and denture surface which prevents food particles from getting trapped underneath while also increasing stability during chewing and speaking activities.
Types of dentures, including Implant-Retained Dentures
So, let's talk about the different types of dentures that are available to patients, including implant-retained dentures.
At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we offer three main options : full dentures, partial dentures, and immediate dentures. Partial dentures,Partial dentures, including removable partial denture, are an excellent option for patients who have lost some, but not all, of their teeth. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are placed immediately after tooth extraction, offering immediate replacement teeth during the healing process.
Full dentures are designed for patients who have lost all of their teeth and need a complete set to restore function and appearance. Partial dentures are used when the patient still has some natural teeth remaining and only needs replacement for the missing ones.
Implant-supported dentures involve placing implants into the jawbone to support a custom-made set of artificial teeth, providing enhanced stability and comfort for the patient. One type of implant-supported dentures is implant-retained dentures, where the dentures are securely attached to dental implants using special attachments or snaps.
Implant-retained dentures offer increased stability and eliminate the need for denture adhesives. They provide a more secure fit, allowing patients to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. The dental implants act as anchors, preventing the dentures from shifting or slipping.
Dr. Steckbeck and our dental team will work closely with each patient to determine the best option for their specific needs. Whether it's full dentures, partial dentures, or implant-retained dentures, our goal is to provide effective and personalized solutions to restore your smile.
With Dr. Steckbeck's expertise in creating personalized dentures, patients can expect full dentures that are not only comfortable and durable but also crafted to match their unique needs and restore their natural smile.
Full dentures are designed to replace all of the teeth in a patient's mouth, providing a complete solution for those who have experienced extensive tooth loss due to injury, decay, or age-related wear.
Wearing full dentures is not only important for maintaining oral health but also has an impact on overall health. Symptoms such as plaque buildup, xerostomia (dry mouth), and gum disease can all be prevented with proper oral care and regular visits to the dentist.
With custom-fit full dentures, patients can enjoy restored functionality while improving their appearance and quality of life.
You may have experienced tooth loss and you're searching for a solution to restore your smile. That's where Dr. Steckbeck's expertise in creating personalized partials comes in. Partial dentures are an excellent option for patients who have lost some, but not all, of their teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a metal or acrylic base that fits snugly over the patient's remaining natural teeth.
At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we take great care to ensure our patients receive high-quality partial dentures that fit comfortably and look natural. We work closely with each patient to create a custom-made prosthetic device that meets their unique needs and requirements to place one or more teeth perfectly and closely resemble your natural teeth. Our goal is to help our patients regain their dental health and confidence by providing effective solutions at an affordable cost.
When it comes to dental health, taking care of your partial dentures is just as important as caring for your natural teeth. It's essential to clean them daily using a soft-bristled denture brush and avoid exposing them to certain substances such as drugs or allergy-causing agents. Additionally, maintaining good overall health through fitness and nutrition can also contribute to the longevity of your partial dentures.
At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we offer conventional dentures recommended by the American Dental Association. These dentures replace missing teeth, improving chewing and talking abilities. Partial dentures fill gaps caused by missing teeth, providing a functional and aesthetic solution. Dental bridges are another option for tooth replacement. Our high-quality dentures restore functionality and enhance appearance, offering a cost-effective alternative. We also provide immediate dentures for preserving the natural appearance of the mouth and promoting faster healing. Dentures enhance facial structure and provide a natural-looking smile, boosting confidence in social situations and improving facial appearance.
Partial dentures are an excellent option for patients who have lost some, but not all, of their teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a metal or acrylic base that fits snugly over the patient's remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures rest securely on the existing teeth, providing stability and support for the prosthetic teeth. This not only restores the functionality of the missing teeth but also helps maintain the alignment of the surrounding natural teeth.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about dental care or if you're interested in learning more about our personalized denture services.
If you're tired of feeling self-conscious about your missing teeth and want a more secure and natural-looking solution, consider implant-supported dentures, also known as permanent dentures. With this type of denture, small titanium posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone to serve as anchors for the artificial teeth. This eliminates the need for messy adhesive or worrying about them slipping out of place. Permanent dentures offer enhanced stability and comfort for the patient, allowing them to enjoy a confident smile and improved oral function.
Here are some benefits of implant-supported dentures:
- Dental implants can prevent bone loss in the jaw
- The snap-on design allows for easy cleaning and maintenance
- There's less pain and discomfort than traditional dentures
- They can improve speech and chewing ability
- Dental implants and implant-supported dentures are recommended by both the American College of Prosthodontists and National Institutes of Health
Dr. Steckbeck has been providing quality dental care to Indianapolis residents for over 20 years, using state-of-the-art technology to ensure that each patient receives personalized care. If you're interested in learning more about implant-supported dentures or any other dental service, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team.
Materials used in dentures
When it comes to dentures, the materials used play a crucial role in their quality and longevity. At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we offer dentures made from three main materials: acrylic, metal, and flexible polymers, including dental implant-supported options.
Acrylic is a durable material that is commonly used for the base of dentures, while metal frames provide additional stability and support. Flexible polymers offer a more comfortable fit and are ideal for patients with sensitive gums or those who prefer a more natural-looking smile.
We work closely with our patients to determine which material best suits their needs and ensure they receive high-quality dentures that meet their expectations.
Acrylic is a commonly used material for dentures, providing a durable and natural-looking option for patients seeking to replace missing teeth. It is a type of plastic that can be easily molded into the shape of teeth and gums, making it an ideal choice for creating custom-made prosthetic devices. Denture teeth made from acrylic are carefully crafted to resemble natural teeth in color, shape, and texture, giving patients a natural-looking smile and restoring their ability to chew and speak confidently.
Acrylic dentures are also lightweight and comfortable to wear, allowing patients to speak and eat with ease. However, there are some risks associated with acrylic dentures. One common issue is stomatitis, which is an inflammation of the mouth caused by wearing dentures that don't fit properly or aren't cleaned regularly.
Additionally, some patients may experience pain or discomfort when wearing their acrylic dentures. To alleviate these issues, patients can use denture adhesive or consider snap-on dentures as an alternative option.
For more information on acrylic dentures and how they can benefit you, consult with your dentist or visit the website of the American College of Prosthodontists in Indianapolis.
Utilizing metal in the fabrication of dentures is critical for creating sturdy and durable dental solutions. Various metals, including cobalt-chromium alloys, are often employed to provide structural support to the dentures, especially in partial dentures where a metal framework is used to anchor the prosthetic teeth. The use of metal ensures that the dentures are not only strong but also lightweight and biocompatible, reducing the risk of allergic reactions. When it comes to dentures, the incorporation of metal materials is essential in delivering a functional and long-lasting oral appliance.
In addition to the metal framework, dentures typically include acrylic resin or porcelain for the prosthetic teeth to replicate the appearance of natural teeth. Metal is often preferred for the underlying structure due to its strength and ability to be cast into thin sections, which makes the denture more comfortable for the wearer. Furthermore, metals used in dentures often have anti-corrosive properties and maintain their shape and integrity over time, ensuring the dentures remain functional for years. It is essential that patients discuss with their dentist the materials used in dentures, as the choice of metal can impact not only the fit and feel but also the longevity of the denture.
You can imagine a flexible material that conforms to your mouth and stays in place as you talk and eat. These flexible polymers are revolutionizing the world of dental prosthetics, providing a comfortable and customizable option for those seeking a natural-looking smile.
Unlike traditional denture materials like acrylic or porcelain, which can be rigid and uncomfortable, these polymers are made from softer materials that allow them to flex with your mouth's movements. One of the greatest benefits of these flexible polymers is their ability to provide enhanced comfort for patients who wear dentures. Because they conform so well to the contours of your mouth, patients report less irritation and soreness often associated with wearing traditional dentures.
Additionally, they are highly customizable, allowing us to create dentures tailored specifically to each patient's unique needs and preferences. So if you're looking for a more comfortable, personalized solution for missing teeth, ask us about flexible polymer dentures at Steckbeck Family Dentistry today!
The process of getting dentures
When we consult with a patient about getting dentures, we first examine their mouth to determine the best course of action. We then take impressions of their gums and remaining teeth to create a custom mold for the dentures.
These impressions are sent to a specialized dental lab, where a skilled dental technician uses advanced techniques to fabricate the dentures according to the patient's specifications. We work closely with the dental lab and technicians to ensure the highest quality and precision in creating each denture.
Once the dentures are ready, we perform fitting and adjustments to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Our collaborative approach with the dental lab and technicians allows us to provide personalized care and create dentures that meet each patient's unique needs.
Consulting and examination
During the consultation and examination, we take the time to assess the patient's oral health and evaluate if dentures are the best solution for their missing teeth. This is especially important for patients who may benefit from immediate dentures, which are placed right after tooth extraction. Dr. Steckbeck will perform a thorough examination of the patient's mouth, including their gums, remaining teeth, and bone structure.
He may also take X-rays or impressions of the patient's teeth to get a more detailed view of their dental needs. In addition to assessing oral health, we also discuss the patient's lifestyle and expectations for their dentures.
We want to ensure that patients receive personalized care that meets both their functional and aesthetic needs. By taking this comprehensive approach during our consultations, we can provide patients with accurate information about what to expect from their dentures and create treatment plans tailored specifically for them.
To take impressions, we'll have you bite down on a soft material that molds to the shape of your teeth and gums. This process allows us to create a custom-fit denture that will provide optimal comfort and functionality for the patient. We use high-quality materials and advanced technology to ensure accurate impressions are taken, resulting in a well-fitting denture that mimics the natural appearance of real teeth.
As we take impressions, we understand that it can be an uncomfortable process for some patients. That's why our team takes extra care to make sure you feel relaxed and at ease throughout the appointment. We also offer sedation options for those who experience anxiety during dental procedures.
With our commitment to personalized care, advanced technology, and attention to detail, you can trust us to provide exceptional results when it comes to taking impressions for your custom-made dentures.
- Our soft impression material allows for precise molding of your teeth and gums.
- Sedation options are available for patients who experience anxiety during dental procedures.
- Our team is committed to ensuring maximum comfort throughout the impression-taking process.
Fitting and adjustments
Now that we have taken the impressions, it's time to fit and make adjustments to your dentures. At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, our goal is to provide you with comfortable and functional dentures that are tailored specifically for you.
During the fitting process, we will carefully place your dentures in your mouth and ensure they align properly with your natural bite. We will also check for any discomfort or looseness and make necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit. This may require multiple appointments until both you and Dr. Steckbeck are satisfied with the results. In addition, we will educate you on how to care for your new dentures so they last as long as possible.
| Issue | Cause | Solution | Outcome |
| Discomfort | Poorly fitting denture | Adjustments made by dentist | Improved comfort level |
| Loose feeling | Improper alignment of denture | Realignment by dentist | Better stability and ability to eat and talk comfortably |
| Difficulty eating certain foods | Ill-fitting denture or improper use of adhesive | Adjustment or education on proper use of adhesive by dentist | Ability to enjoy a wider variety of foods |
At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we understand that getting used to new dentures can take some time and patience. That's why we offer personalized care throughout the entire process, from taking impressions to fitting and adjustments. With our commitment to high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology, you can rest assured that you'll receive durable and comfortable dentures tailored specifically for your needs.
Benefits of dentures
As we consider the benefits of dentures, we can appreciate the significant improvement in quality of life that they offer. With properly fitting dentures, we can enjoy improved chewing and talking abilities, restoring our ability to eat a wider range of foods and communicate more effectively. Moreover, dentures play a crucial role in preventing oral health issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and further tooth loss, promoting a healthier mouth overall.
A partial denture offers several advantages for patients who have lost some, but not all, of their teeth. They provide a functional and aesthetic solution by filling in the gaps caused by missing teeth. With a high-quality partial denture from Steckbeck Family Dentistry, patients can enjoy restored functionality while improving their appearance and quality of life.
Immediate dentures offer several advantages, including preserving the natural appearance of the mouth, helping with speech, and promoting faster healing. At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we prioritize the comfort and well-being of our patients, which is why we offer immediate dentures as a convenient solution for tooth replacement.
Additionally, dentures can enhance our appearance by filling out our facial structure and providing a natural-looking smile, leading to increased confidence in social situations.
Improved chewing and talking
With high-quality dentures from Steckbeck Family Dentistry, patients can enjoy improved chewing and talking abilities, as well as a natural-looking smile.
Dentures are custom-made prosthetic devices that fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth. They provide a stable foundation for biting and chewing food, which improves digestion and overall health.
Additionally, dentures restore the patient's ability to speak clearly and confidently by filling in gaps caused by missing teeth.
At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of providing comfortable and durable dentures that meet the specific needs of each patient. Our team utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our patients receive high-quality dentures that feel natural in their mouths.
We also offer personalized care throughout the entire process- from consultation to fitting- so that our patients are fully satisfied with their new smile.
With our help, patients can enjoy improved chewing and talking abilities while maintaining a confident and natural look.
Imagine yourself smiling confidently again, with your face lit up by a natural-looking set of teeth that enhance your appearance and give you the self-assurance to tackle anything life throws your way. At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we can help you achieve just that with our high-quality dentures.
Our custom-made prosthetic devices are designed not only to restore function but also to improve aesthetics. By replacing missing teeth with dentures, we can fill out your facial structure and provide support to your facial muscles, resulting in a more youthful and harmonious appearance.
Whether you need partial or full dentures, we'll work with you to create a tailored solution that meets your specific needs. Our expert craftsmanship will give you an enhanced appearance that leaves you feeling confident and ready to take on the world.
You'll feel like a whole new person with the confidence to show off your bright and natural-looking smile when you choose dentures as a solution for missing teeth.
Missing teeth can significantly impact one's self-esteem, leading to feelings of embarrassment or shame. With dentures, however, patients can regain their confidence and enjoy smiling again without worrying about gaps in their teeth.
Dr. Steckbeck understands the importance of feeling confident in one's appearance and works closely with each patient to ensure that their dentures not only look natural but also fit comfortably. Patients can rest assured knowing that they're receiving high-quality prosthetic devices designed to restore both function and aesthetics.
With increased confidence, patients may find that they're more comfortable interacting with others and participating in social activities, ultimately leading to an improved quality of life.
Caring for your dentures
When it comes to caring for our dentures, there are three key points that we need to keep in mind.
First and foremost, we need to make sure that we clean our dentures on a daily basis using a special brush and cleanser.
Secondly, it's important to handle and store our dentures properly to prevent damage or loss.
Lastly, regular dental checkups are essential for ensuring that our dentures continue to fit properly and function as they should.
By following these guidelines, we can maintain the quality of our dentures and enjoy all the benefits they have to offer.
It's important to handle and store your new smile with care, so it can last for years to come. When it comes to cleaning your dentures, using a denture cleanser soaking solution is highly recommended. This specialized solution helps remove stains, bacteria, and odor-causing agents, keeping your dentures fresh and clean. Simply soak your dentures in the solution for the recommended time, rinse them thoroughly afterward, and you'll have a sparkling smile ready to go. Remember to always follow the instructions provided with the cleanser and consult your dentist for any specific recommendations.
As time goes on, it's important to keep in mind that dentures change. The natural aging process, along with changes in the mouth's structure and wear and tear, may necessitate adjustments or even the need for new dentures. Regular visits to your dentist and open communication about any discomfort or changes you experience will help ensure that your dentures continue to fit properly and provide the optimal functionality and comfort you desire.
Cleaning your dentures
To properly clean your dentures, use a soft-bristled brush and mild soap to gently scrub away any food particles or debris. Here are some important points to keep in mind when cleaning your dentures:
- Always rinse your dentures in water before brushing them to remove any loose debris.
- Be gentle when brushing your dentures, as they can be damaged easily if brushed too hard.
- Avoid using hot water or harsh chemicals on your dentures, as this can cause damage or discoloration.
- After cleaning, rinse your dentures thoroughly with water to remove any remaining soap residue.
Regularly cleaning and maintaining your dentures is essential for keeping them in good condition and ensuring their longevity. By following these simple steps, you can help ensure that your dentures remain comfortable, functional, and looking their best for years to come.
Handling and storing your dentures
It's important to handle and store your new smile with care, so it can last for years to come. When you first receive your dentures, make sure to handle them carefully and avoid dropping them on hard surfaces.
It's also important to clean your dentures regularly using a soft-bristled brush and mild soap or denture cleaner. However, when it comes to storing your dentures, there are some specific steps that you should follow.
First of all, make sure that you always keep your dentures moist when they're not in use. This will prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. You can use a special soaking solution designed for dentures, or simply place them in water (not hot) overnight.
Additionally, never let your dentures dry out completely or expose them to high temperatures as this can cause warping or damage to the material. By following these simple guidelines for handling and storing your dentures, you'll ensure that they remain comfortable and functional for years to come.
Regular dental checkups
Taking proper care of your dentures is crucial to their longevity and effectiveness. In our previous subtopic, we discussed how to handle and store your dentures properly. But did you know that regular dental checkups are just as important for maintaining healthy dentures?
Regular dental checkups allow us to monitor the condition of your dentures and detect any issues before they become major problems. During these appointments, we'll examine your mouth and gums, check the fit of your dentures, and clean them thoroughly to remove any buildup or stains. We may also recommend adjustments or repairs if necessary to ensure that your dentures continue to fit comfortably and function properly.
In addition to maintaining the health and safety of your mouth, regular dental checkups can also help boost your confidence in wearing dentures. By providing professional guidance on how to care for them at home, we can give you peace of mind knowing that you have all the tools needed for a successful experience with this prosthetic device.
At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy smile through personalized care and attention – including regular dental checkups tailored specifically for patients with dentures.
Common challenges and solutions
As we start wearing dentures, we may experience some initial discomfort, but this can be easily managed by following the instructions provided by our dentist and gradually getting used to them.
Speaking and eating with dentures can also pose a challenge at first, but with practice and patience, we can overcome these difficulties.
It's important to note that long-term care of dentures requires proper cleaning and maintenance to ensure their longevity and effectiveness in restoring our smile and oral function.
When you first get dentures, you may experience some initial discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the new prosthetic device. This is completely normal and expected, as your gums and oral tissues need time to adapt to the foreign object in your mouth.
Some common forms of discomfort that patients may experience include soreness, minor irritation, and difficulty speaking or eating. However, there are several solutions available to help alleviate this initial discomfort.
Dr. Steckbeck may recommend using a denture adhesive or cream to help keep the dentures in place and reduce friction against the gums. Additionally, he may recommend taking over-the-counter pain relievers or using a warm saltwater rinse to soothe any soreness or irritation in the mouth.
With proper care and attention from both the patient and dentist, any initial discomfort associated with getting dentures can be managed effectively.
Speaking and eating with dentures
Adjusting to speaking and eating with dentures can be a bit of a challenge at first. We understand that patients may experience initial discomfort or difficulty when trying to eat certain foods or speak clearly, but it's important to remember that these things take time and practice.
With patience and persistence, most patients find that their new prosthetic device begins to feel more natural in their mouth.
When it comes to eating with dentures, we recommend starting with soft foods and cutting them into small pieces. This will help the patient adjust to the sensation of chewing with dentures in place. As they become more comfortable, gradually introduce harder foods into their diet.
Similarly, speaking may require some extra effort at first as the tongue adjusts to the presence of dentures. Practicing reading aloud or speaking slowly can help improve clarity and confidence over time.
Our team is always available to offer guidance and support throughout this process, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
To ensure a lasting and healthy smile, it's important to regularly maintain and clean your dentures. Proper care can prolong the life of your prosthetic device and prevent oral health problems such as gum inflammation, bad breath, and fungal infections. Here are some tips for long-term denture care:
Firstly, rinse your dentures after every meal to remove food particles and prevent bacteria buildup. Brush them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or denture cleaner. Avoid using hot water or abrasive products that can damage the material.
Store your dentures in a container filled with water or denture cleanser soaking solution when not in use, as they can dry out and lose their shape if left exposed.
Secondly, visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and adjustments. Over time, normal wear-and-tear may cause changes in the fit of your dentures or lead to cracks or chips that require repair. Your dentist can also examine your mouth for any signs of irritation or infection that need treatment.
Over time, it's important to be aware that the shape of your gums may change, and gums may shrink due to bone loss. This natural process can affect the fit of your dentures and may require adjustments or relining to ensure optimal comfort and functionality. Regular visits to your dentist will allow for necessary modifications and adjustments to maintain a proper fit as your gums evolve.
By following these simple guidelines for long-term care, you can enjoy a comfortable and confident smile with your custom-made dentures from Steckbeck Family Dentistry. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about maintaining optimal oral health!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do dentures affect speech and eating?
When missing teeth aren't replaced, they can negatively impact speech and eating. Speech may become slurred or difficult to understand because the tongue and mouth have to compensate for the gaps in teeth.
Eating can also become challenging because food may be harder to chew and properly digest. Dentures can help alleviate these issues by providing a functional replacement for missing teeth. This allows patients to eat a wider variety of foods without discomfort or embarrassment.
Additionally, dentures can improve speech by restoring proper alignment of the jaw and teeth, reducing any impediments caused by missing teeth. Overall, dentures offer numerous benefits for those seeking to regain their smile's function and appearance.
Is there a minimum age requirement for getting dentures?
There's no specific minimum age requirement for getting dentures, as the need for them can arise at any point in a person's life. However, it's important to consult with a dentist who specializes in denture care to determine if they're the right solution for your dental needs.
Factors such as overall oral health, bone density, and gum tissue condition will be taken into consideration before making a recommendation. At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we offer personalized consultations and care to ensure that our patients receive the best possible treatment options for their unique situations.
Our commitment to using state-of-the-art technology and providing compassionate care ensures that we provide patients with comfortable, durable dentures tailored to their individual needs.
Can dentures be adjusted or repaired if they become damaged or uncomfortable?
Yes, dentures can be adjusted or repaired if they become damaged or uncomfortable. As dental professionals, we understand the importance of the fit and comfort of dentures for the patient's oral health and quality of life. That's why we offer denture adjustment services to ensure a secure fit and relieve discomfort caused by loose or ill-fitting dentures.
Our team is also equipped to repair broken or damaged dentures, restoring their functionality and aesthetics. We take pride in providing personalized care to our patients and strive to accommodate their needs at every stage of their dental journey. This includes necessary adjustments or repairs for their dentures.
Overall, we're committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and comfort with their dentures. So if you're experiencing any issues with your dentures, don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.
Can dentures be worn during sleep?
Yes, it is possible to wear dentures during sleep, but it's not recommended. Dentures should be removed at night to give the mouth and gums a chance to rest and recover from the pressure of wearing them throughout the day. Sleeping with dentures can increase the risk of bacterial and fungal infections, as well as cause dry mouth and bad breath.
Therefore, it's important to follow proper denture care instructions provided by your dentist. This helps to maintain their longevity and prevent any potential harm or discomfort. As dental professionals committed to our patients' health and wellness, we always advise against sleeping with dentures unless absolutely necessary for medical reasons.
How often should dentures be replaced?
When it comes to how often replacement is necessary, it really depends on the individual patient. Factors such as wear and tear, changes in the mouth's structure over time, and overall oral health can all play a role in determining when dentures need to be replaced.
At Steckbeck Family Dentistry, we recommend regular check-ups with our team to monitor the condition of your dentures and make any necessary adjustments or replacements. It's important to remember that well-maintained dentures can last for several years with proper care and attention.
As always, our goal is to provide personalized care and support for each of our patients throughout their dental journey.