At Beautiful Smiles DC, we’re proud to provide professional dentures and implants to our dental patients across Washington, D.C.. When you visit our friendly dental office, we’ll take the time to thoroughly evaluate your teeth before recommending the best denture treatment for you. When you contact our innovative practice for your dental services, you can rest assured you’ll be in the hands of highly-trained professionals committed to helping you achieve a great smile.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on your individual case, you may receive full or partial dentures during your dental treatment. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from your mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. Partial dentures are a great option when you only need a few teeth replaced. There are two types of full denture procedures to choose from:
Conventional Full Dentures – This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
Immediate Full Dentures – Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit of immediate full dentures is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heals.
Denture After Care
After your dentures have been properly installed by our dental experts, they may take some time to get used to. Since the flesh colored base of your dentures will be placed over your gums, you may think they feel bulky or that you don’t have enough room for your tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they will begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.
Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them with a denture brush to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself and always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or too loose.
Schedule Your Appointment With A Soft Touch Dentist Today
If you’re looking for an experienced dental office in Washington D.C., Beautiful Smiles DC offers a variety of dental care services to accommodate the whole family. From family dentistry to orthodontic treatments, our staff is dedicated to providing our patients with the best dental care services in a stress-free environment. Contact our experts today to schedule an appointment for dentures, cleanings & more!