Replacing Your Dentures the Right Way
Worried about your lost or damaged dentures? Don’t be!
We understand that life happens, and at some point your dentures are likely to get lost or become damaged. The first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hobbs at our Longview office so we can help you get your smile back.
Our exceptional team will provide you with personalized, patient-first care to ensure your denture replacement fits perfectly. Learn about the types of dentures we offer, if you’re a candidate, and how they’ll benefit you.
Types of Dentures
Here at DentaCare Dental, we provide various denture replacement options to make sure each patient has a solution that fits their unique needs. Dr. Hobbs offers the following types of dentures:
- Partial dentures — designed to seamlessly restore a few missing teeth, and are secured by a hidden metal clasp so no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them.
- Full dentures — serve as a fully functional replacement for a full arch of teeth. They’re natural-looking and restore your ability to eat and speak with ease.
- Implant-supported (snap-on) dentures — a permanent solution to tooth loss, they’re attached to your secured implant fixture to provide durable support.
If you’re seeking an alternative to traditional dentures, we offer various dental implant and full-arch supported options. Whether you’re missing all or some of your teeth, dental implants may be a great solution to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
If you’re looking for a fast and easy solution, dentures may be right for you. In most cases, patients missing several or all of their teeth are ideal candidates for dentures. Dr. Hobbs recommends dentures after tooth extraction to help restore your beautiful smile.
Having your teeth extracted can be daunting, but with our denture replacements it doesn’t have to be. If you’re ready to restore your smile with seamless-looking dentures, Dr. Hobbs can give you those pearly whites you’ve always desired.
Maintaining Your Dentures
Taking care of your dentures is just as easy as taking care of your natural teeth. Here’s some useful tips to help prevent infection and having to replace your dentures:
- Remove and clean your dentures after every meal
- Clean your mouth and gums after removing your dentures
- Brush your dentures twice a day
- Soak your dentures overnight and rinse them thoroughly after
- Schedule regular dental check-ups with Dr. Hobbs
- Come in if your dentures are loose, become lost, or damaged
If your dentures become damaged, don’t try to fix them yourself. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hobbs so that your dentures can be fixed or replaced in a proper dental laboratory.
Frequently Asked Questions
My current pair of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
If you’re having trouble with your dentures, it’s possible they weren’t shaped correctly or your gums have changed.
Give us a call at (903) 309-2142 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hobbs. We’ll provide you with an examination of your entire mouth to determine the best option to suit your needs.
My dentures broke, how do I fix them?
If your dentures become damaged or broken, contact Dr. Hobbs immediately. Dentures are specially made in a dental laboratory and you should never attempt to fix them yourself.
Does my dental insurance cover dentures?
Most dental insurance policies cover most or all of cosmetic dentistry. Insurance plans vary from person-to-person, which is why we recommend contacting your provider to determine your coverage.
To help make your visit as easy as possible, Dr. Hobbs offers various financing options to ensure you receive the care you need.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are typically made of acrylic, nylon, and metal. Dr. Hobbs and his exceptional team will help you determine the best option that feels the most comfortable on your gums.
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove staining?
Cleaning your dentures is as easy as cleaning natural teeth. Remove your dentures after every meal for brushing and rinsing, and brush your dentures at least twice a day. At night, soak them in the proper solution until morning and rinse them thoroughly after.
Your solution should remove most or all of your stains. If you prefer a more natural solution, soak your dentures in half water and half vinegar. Consult Dr. Hobbs before using this solution.
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Some patients prefer implants because they’re secure and don’t require the sticky adhesive used with traditional dentures. It all comes down to personal preference, but we recommend consulting Dr. Hobbs before making a decision.
Get Your Smile Back With Dr. Hobbs
If you have questions about your dentures, give us a call at (903) 309-2142 or fill out a contact form located below. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
We can also schedule you a consultation with Dr. Hobbs so he can explain the process in detail. Our team believes in patient-first care and providing effective solutions that fits their needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Getting the perfect smile you’ve always wanted is just a few easy steps away.