An Attractive, Affordable Solution to Missing Teeth
Smile restoration doesn’t have to be expensive. At DentaCare Dental, Longview restorative dentist, Dr. Edward Hobbs offers dentures as a natural-looking, cost-efficient replacement for any number of missing teeth. They’re custom-made to blend seamlessly with your surrounding smile for a restoration solution that you’ll be proud to show off.
Depending on your needs, we may recommend dentures for several reasons, including:
- Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing your smile and appearance
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices made from high-quality materials such as acrylic. Our natural-looking dentures can restore one or more missing teeth or even all your teeth. Best of all, the dentures process is fast and minimally invasive — you won’t have to undergo surgery or wait through a long recovery.
Our Denture Solutions
If you want to feel good about how your smile looks and feels, then our denture solutions may be right for you. Dentures are also a highly affordable solution that comes in various options. For your convenience, we offer three different types of dentures:
- Full Dentures: If you’re missing all of your teeth.
- Partial Dentures: If you’re missing one tooth or multiple adjacent teeth.
- Implant-Retained Dentures: For enhanced comfort and performance, this option is available with either full or partial dentures.
Discover which treatment is best suited for you and your smile.
The Dentures Process
The process of receiving dentures requires multiple appointments, usually over several weeks. During your first consultation with our Longview dentist, he’ll examine your oral health and discuss your restoration options. Once the decision has been made to move forward with the dentures process, we’ll schedule your next appointment.
We’ll use a tiny intraoral camera to create a digital impression of your smile that’s viewable on a computer screen. This provides us with valuable information about the structures and contours of your mouth and makes for easy planning for your denture restorations.
Once your dentures are ready, you’ll return to our Longview dental office. Dr. Hobbs will make sure they fit properly and show you how to wear them and care for them. He’ll also give you some denture adhesive tips for a secure and comfortable fit. From there, you’ll be on the path to your new, beautiful smile with dentures!
Dentures will boost your confidence and enhance your smile if you’re suffering from tooth loss. You’re likely an ideal candidate if you have one or more missing teeth. Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Hobbs today and get a complete oral exam. We can’t wait to see you show off your new smile.
Taking proper care of your dentures helps them last longer and feel better. Maintain an oral hygiene routine that includes caring for your dentures as well as your whole mouth. Our team will thoroughly clean your dentures and ensure they’re in good condition during regular dental checkups.
Frequently Asked Question
What’s the average age for dentures?
The average age for people to get dentures is around 40 to 49. Around this time, many denture wearers get their first full set of replacement teeth. However, there are people of various ages who get dentures.
Certain individuals in their twenties may need dentures due to extensive tooth decay or accidents. Dentures aren’t necessarily a sign of aging and can be necessary for many different reasons.
Will dentures affect my appearance?
Dentures are custom-made specifically for you, making them incredibly comfortable and natural-looking. Dentures can replace any amount of missing or broken teeth to give you a new smile and benefit both your appearance and oral health. Many patients also notice that when they receive their dentures, noticeable facial lines soften, giving them a more youthful appearance.
How long will dentures last?
Dentures usually wear down and stain with age. However, if cared for properly, they can last between five to eight years. To make sure your dentures fit correctly, you’ll need to come in for adjustments from time to time. We recommend seeing your dentist at least once a year for a denture and oral health check-up.
Can I stay active while wearing dentures?
Yes! It’s possible to stay active while wearing dentures. However, it must be noted that you need to take precautions to ensure your dentures stay securely in place and it won’t cause any discomfort. Here are some tips for staying active with dentures:
- Use denture adhesive to help keep your dentures in place.
- Avoid activities that involve lots of jumping or impact, as this can cause dentures to become loose or dislodge.
- Slowly increase your level of physical activity to allow your body to adjust to your dentures.
- If you struggle with discomfort or difficulty speaking or eating while engaged in physical activity, it may be a sign that your dentures need to be adjusted or refitted.
It’s important to note dentures aren’t as strong as natural teeth, especially if engaging in high-impact sports. It’s ideal to consider other options that provide more stability, such as implant-retained dentures. Ask your dentist which denture solutions they provide and what kind of dentures will best suit your active lifestyle.
Visit DentaCare Dental for Affordable Denture Solutions
Full, partial, or implant-retained dentures can make a big difference in your life. Dr. Hobbs can help you choose the best denture option based on your dental needs and goals. To learn more about dentures, call our Longview office at (903) 309-2142, or you can fill out our convenient online contact form.
DentaCare Dental provides affordable dentures for patients in the Longview area and surrounding areas such as Marshall, Gladewater, Lakeport, and Kilgore, TX. We look forward to meeting you and helping you smile your best!