Are Dentures Right for Me?
Did you know that a significant number of adults over the age of 65 have lost all their teeth? Dentures offer a reliable and respected solution to address the issue of missing teeth. With their remarkable dependability and natural appearance, dentures can seamlessly replace multiple or all of your teeth, allowing you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. If you believe you may benefit from dentures, consider the following candidacy factors: the desire to replace multiple or all teeth, being a non-smoker or tobacco user, having a healthy jawbone (which we can assist with), not experiencing dry mouth, being committed to proper denture care at home, and continuing routine dental exams, just as you would with natural teeth.
Proper denture care is essential for maintaining their longevity and your oral health. Regular cleanings and examinations by your dentist are crucial, even for patients with well-fitting dentures. During these visits, we will assess the fit of your dentures and examine your gums, tongue, jaw, and overall oral health. We genuinely care about your oral well-being, not just your teeth.
Here are some tips for at-home denture care:
- Remove your dentures overnight to allow your mouth to rest.
- Soak your dentures in warm water, either with or without denture cleanser.
- Avoid soaking dentures with metal clasps in anything other than warm water.
- When not wearing your dentures, store them in water to prevent drying out and warping.
- Avoid soaking them in hot water.
- Take the time to clean and massage your gums when your dentures are removed.
- If your toothbrush causes discomfort, try running it under warm water or using a finger wrapped in a clean damp cloth.
- If you have partial dentures, continue to brush your natural teeth as usual.
By following these care instructions and seeking professional dental care, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your dentures while maintaining excellent oral health.
Cost Of Dentures In Midlothian
The cost of dentures typically ranges from $900 to $3500 or more, depending on the type and specific needs. Full-mouth dentures can vary from $1800 to $3500 or higher, while a full set of implant-supported dentures can average around $30,000 as a general estimate.
Several factors contribute to determining the cost of dentures. Firstly, the type of denture you require, such as full or partial dentures, will affect the overall cost. Additionally, if dental extractions or other preparations are necessary, they will be factored into the total expense. X-rays may also be required, which can impact the cost. Moreover, the inclusion of supportive implants can influence the cost of dentures. Implant-supported dentures provide added stability and functionality, but they come with additional expenses due to the implant placement procedure.
During your consultation, your dentist will evaluate these factors and provide you with a detailed cost estimate tailored to your specific needs. This will ensure transparency and clarity regarding the expenses associated with your denture treatment.
It is important to note that the cost of dentures can vary depending on your location and the dental practice you choose. It is recommended to discuss the cost and payment options with your dentist beforehand. Every case is different so ensure that you speak with a dentist and have an oral exam completed to evaluate your unique situation; after which, we would be happy to provide you with a more accurate quote.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there are different types of dentures, including full dentures for patients missing all teeth and partial dentures for those missing some teeth. Implant-supported dentures are also available for added stability.
Dentures typically rely on suction, the natural contours of the mouth, and a denture adhesive to stay in place. Implant-supported dentures are secured by dental implants for optimal stability.
Initially, wearing dentures may slightly affect speech as you adjust to the new prosthetics. However, with practice and time, most people regain their normal speech patterns.
It can take a few weeks for your mouth to adjust to wearing dentures. During this time, you may experience some soreness or discomfort, which can be managed with proper care and adjustments from your dentist.
Yes, dentures allow you to eat a variety of foods. However, it is recommended to start with softer foods and gradually introduce harder or sticky foods to avoid any potential challenges.
Dentures should be cleaned daily using a denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush with a non-abrasive denture cleaner. Avoid using regular toothpaste, as it may be too abrasive.
It is generally recommended to remove your dentures at night to give your mouth tissues time to rest. This also allows for proper cleaning and soaking of the dentures.
The lifespan of dentures varies depending on factors such as oral hygiene, wear and tear, and changes in jawbone structure. On average, dentures can last 5 to 10 years or longer with proper care.
Yes, dentures can often be repaired if they break or become damaged. It is important to consult with your dentist to assess the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action.
Initially, wearing dentures may cause some soreness or discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the new prosthetics. Your dentist can make adjustments to ensure a proper fit and alleviate any discomfort.