Complete & Partial Dentures
Today’s dentures look more natural and fit more easily and comfortable than ever before. Once notorious for looking “fake” and slipping at inopportune moments, modern denture technology allows us to create a new natural-looking smile for you that will feel comfortable and allow you to eat and speak without having to worry about whether anyone will notice that you are wearing dentures.
Whether you are in need of your first set of dentures, you need to upgrade to a more modern and natural-looking set of dentures, or you simply need ongoing denture and periodontal care, call our office today to schedule an appointment. We will help you get the look and fit you want, teach you how to properly care for your dentures, and will check in with you at regular intervals to make sure that your dentures are fitting comfortably and you are happy.
Even when you have dentures, it’s important to keep up with twice yearly dental examinations. The shape of your gums will change over time, and to keep your comfortable fit, it will occasionally be necessary to adjust your dentures or even fit you for a completely new set.
Beginning the Process
We will begin the process of fitting you for dentures with a complete examination including x-rays. This allows us to determine your overall oral health and check the condition of your jaw bone. Missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate and may even change the shape of your face. We need to make sure that your gums are healthy. If you have any significant periodontal concerns, these may need to be addressed before you can be fitted for dentures.
When you are ready, we will take impressions of your gums and measurements of your jaws. These will be used to create molds, which will then be sent to the dental lab that will be creating your dentures. We only use the very best dental labs in the U.S. It’s important to us that your dentures look good and fit well, and using a top dental lab helps us to ensure that.
Once the dentures arrive back from the lab, we will check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and you will be all set.
Caring for Your Dentures
Proper dental care is an important aspect of wearing dentures. Follow these tips, and your dentures should last you a long time:
- Clean your dentures daily using either soap and water or a brush and cleanser specifically designed for dentures. A regular toothbrush and toothpaste are abrasive and can scratch or otherwise damage your dentures.
- Whenever your dentures are not in your mouth – such as overnight – keep them moist. You can soak them in water or in a commercial denture soak, but if you allow them to dry out, they could warp.
- Don’t use hot water to either rinse or soak your dentures. Heat is just as damaging to dentures as allowing them to dry out.
- Be very careful when handling your dentures to not let them fall. Damage from being dropped can be extensive and may result in having to purchase replacement dentures.
Call Rehoboth Beach Dental today to schedule an appointment to discuss your denture needs with Dr. Leciejewski.