Faqs About Dentures
If you have missing teeth, your solution to the problem may be dentures. You may have many questions about how this process works and what you can expect. Find out the answers to some common questions about dentures with Dr. Manny Valerin at Valerin Dental in Peoria, IL.
What kinds of dentures are there?
A full denture can replace all the teeth in an arch. Replacing all the teeth in the mouth requires a set of full dentures. Partial dentures allow your remaining healthy natural teeth to fit through the denture, incorporating them into the denture and using them as a sort of an anchor to stay in place. Implant-supported dentures use dental implants throughout the arch to anchor a full or partial denture into place.
Do I need dentures?
If you have significant tooth loss, you could benefit from dentures. However, patients missing only one or several teeth may benefit more from another dental restoration like bridgework or a single implant. Dentures require a good at-home oral care routine and commitment to keeping your dental appliance clean.
How do I care for my dentures?
Brush your dentures twice a day with a denture brush and denture cleaner. When you sleep, remove the denture and soak it in a cup of water or denture solution while not in use. Due to their design, dentures cannot be allowed to dry out, making the soaking process crucial to the life of the denture.
Will dentures hinder my ability to speak?
Like any new dental appliance, dentures may take a bit of time to get used to. During this adjustment period, you may have some difficulty speaking. However, as you get used to wearing your dentures, you will also get used to speaking with them. Additionally, appropriately fitted dentures will stay snugly in place in the mouth, preventing difficulties speaking.
Dentures in Peoria, IL
For more information on dentures, please contact Dr. Manny Valerin at Valerin Dental in Peoria, IL. Call (309) 693-2310 to schedule your consultation for dentures with Dr. Valerin today!