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What are Dentures?

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What Choices of Dentures Do I Have?

Valplast® Partial Dentures

Valplast partial dentures are some of the most comfortable partial dentures available today. Their base is a comfortable and flexible plastic designed for consistent wear, and it comes in a range of shades, one of which will match your natural gums.

Implant-supported Overdentures

Implant-supported overdentures latch onto dental implants, offering better stability while you eat and speak. To get them, you must first have dental implant surgery.During this surgery, an oral surgeon places titanium implants into your jawbone. Your bone grows around them during a process called osseointegration, which fuses the implant to the bone, providing maximum sturdiness.

How should I care for my dentures?

If you decide on implant-supported overdentures, you won’t have to adjust your diet much since they remain stable as you eat.

However, with dentures not supported by implants, you’ll need to start a diet of soft foods as you adjust to wearing the dentures and holding them in place with your oral muscles. Soon, you can move on to more solid foods with small bites.

To make your removable dentures last as long as possible, you should:

  • Rinse your dentures before you brush them
  • Use only soft-bristled toothbrushes
  • Use nonabrasive denture cleaner or toothpaste
  • Regularly brush your oral gums, tongue, palate
  • Store your dentures in lukewarm water while you sleep

If your dentures break, or if they warp and no longer fit correctly, call Smile Dental as soon as possible.

Missing some or all of your teeth can make life much more complicated than it needs to be. To find out if you’re a candidate for dentures, call Smile Dental today or request a consultation online.

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