Dr. Chris Houser of Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA, provides removable dentures for patients missing teeth. Many people have missing teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. If you are missing teeth, contact us to learn more about dentures and find out if removable dentures are right for you.
Removable dentures in Gainesville, VA
If you have missing teeth, you may be wondering what the best replacement option for you will be. You have a few options for teeth replacement including dental bridges, implants, or dentures. Dental implants are the most popular for replacing single missing teeth, and bridges can replace multiple missing teeth. But implants need a strong jaw bone and not everyone is a candidate for implants. Dentures are a great option for replacing multiple missing teeth in patients who are not candidates for implants.
Dentures are made from a set of ceramic crowns (artificial teeth) attached to a plastic tray that matches the gums. They fit over the gum ridges and give the patient a full set of teeth and a beautiful smile. Dentures are removable for easy cleaning and should be cleaned often. Dentures can even be more cost-effective than treating missing teeth with implants.
Life with dentures
Getting dentures is an adjustment and you need to commit to caring for them to get the full benefits. Removable dentures need to be cleaned every day and soaked each night. Putting in and removing your dentures will take some practice but will soon become second nature.
When you first get dentures, they may feel awkward or uncomfortable, but it's normal that you need to adjust to chewing and speaking with dentures. If they cause an actual sore spot on your gums, that is a sign you need an adjustment.
You may need a few adjustments at first to get the best fit for your dentures. With great care, a set of dentures can last up to seven years before having to be replaced. Dentures should be brushed with a soft-bristled brush every day and soaked in a denture cleaning solution at night. Soaking dentures while they are not being worn is important so they don't dry out.
If you are missing teeth and are ready to transition to life with dentures, we can help. Come see Dr. Houser at Heritage Hunt Dental for your new set of dentures. Contact us in Gainesville, VA, at (703) 754-5800.