Removable dentures are now much more convenient, discreet, natural looking, and comfortable than ever before. Dr. Mojgan Partovi, Dr. Kourosh Kianpour, in Sterling, Virginia, provide a range of denture options for you to choose from to enhance your dental health and quality of life. If you have missing teeth, removable dentures could be the right treatment to restore your smile. Call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.
Removable Dentures Q & A
What are removable dentures?
Removable dentures are actually removable replacement teeth typically attached to gum colored plastic bases or pink. Dentures are intended to comfortably and precisely rest on top of your gums covering your jawbones.
Various types of removable dentures are available. For instance, if you have a few missing teeth, you may have partial removable dentures that attach to your natural teeth.
Your denture might have natural looking connectors or a metal framework and clasps that attach to your teeth. In some instances, your dentist might have to place crowns, typically with special attachments, on your natural teeth to correct the fit of your custom removable denture.
Should you have to change all of your lower or upper teeth, you may have complete or full dentures.
A practical choice is dental implants – artificial replacement tooth roots usually made from titanium. Your dentist surgically implants the artificial tooth root into your jawbone where your jawbone as well as the implants fuse over time. Your removable dentures simply attach to your dental implants.
What exactly are the advantages of removable dentures?
- Improving speech
- Improving eating and chewing
- Restoring your smile
Your dentures are actually custom created based on your exact specifications, and they should comfortably and easily fit into place. Do not force your dentures into position, since you can damage your dentures. Your dentist will provide you with instructions to follow.
If your denture puts way too much pressure on a certain area, you may have to return to PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, so your dentist can adjust your denture to ensure it is more comfortable and also that it fits properly.
How do I take care of my removable dentures?
Your removable dentures might take some getting used to, but over time you will get used to wearing it. Removing and inserting your denture will require a little practice.
To care for your dentures, your dentist recommends a special denture cleaner. You need to brush your dentures daily to remove plaque and food deposits and avoid the denture from becoming permanently stained.
At night you need to place your denture in soaking water or solution to keep it moist and help your denture retain its proper shape.
Always rinse your denture before you place it back in your mouth.
Learn more about removable dentures and how they can improve your smile and benefit your dental health. Call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry or book online today.