Complete Your Smile With Dentures
At DentaCare Dental, we understand that living with missing teeth can drastically affect your daily life. That’s why Dr. Ed Hobbs offers various denture solutions to ensure each patient gets the smile they deserve. Restore your oral health and complete your smile with customized dentures and learn to love your smile once again. Explore our denture solutions below with our patient-friendly guide below.
Also known as complete or conventional dentures, full dentures are an ideal solution for patients looking to restore one or both arches of teeth. Our natural-looking dentures are custom-made just for you right here in our in-house lab.
A denture for your upper jaw sets firmly to the roof of your mouth with a flesh-colored acrylic base. A lower full-arch denture is “U-shaped” so it won’t interfere with your tongue.
Today’s dentures are made from a durable acrylic material specially crafted to match the naturally existing shape and colors of your teeth and gums. Because they’re precision-fitted, your dentures create natural suction that holds them securely in place.
A removable partial denture is used to restore one or more missing teeth. Your partial denture is secured using metal clasps that attach to your existing teeth.
Your partial dentures are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, so they’ll blend in flawlessly with your smile. Soon, you’ll be enjoying your favorite foods without having to worry about your smile. Partial dentures are easy to put on and remove once you get the hang of them.
Implant-retained dentures are a great way to improve the fit, comfort, and performance of your existing dentures. Dr. Hobbs will secure your denture using a small number of dental implants, dramatically enhancing their stability and comfort.
The section of dental implants that connects to your jawbone is called the implant fixture. The fixture is made from titanium, a biocompatible, durable material. The bones in your jaw will naturally attach themselves to the implant fixture, creating a strong and lasting bond to firmly hold your dentures in place.
Implant-retained dentures can be used to provide extra comfort and security for either full or partial dentures. You can wear your partial or full dentures over your posts with complete confidence knowing that they won’t come out or move around. Another advantage of implant-retained dentures is that you won’t have to go without teeth during the healing period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can dentures look natural?
Yes, dentures can look natural. Your dentist will work closely with you so you can smile without hesitation while wearing your dentures. Part of the function of your dentures is to give you a natural-looking smile so you’ll be able to smile, eat, and speak properly.
Prosthetic teeth are made from natural-looking materials that feel just like natural teeth. They even reflect light the same way as teeth for a completely natural appearance. Your dentures are customized for you, so they’ll be comfortable to wear in day-to-day life.
Are dentures comfortable?
Dentures can be comfortable if they’re made specifically for your smile. Your dentist will show you how to put your dentures in correctly to maximize your comfort throughout the day.
If you aren’t able to adjust your dentures, there may be some adjustments that your dentist can make. You may also consider implant-supported dentures — in this case, your dentures can be attached to dental implants. These dentures offer a more stable fit that will never shift or come loose.
What do I do if my dentures are too big?
If your dentures are too big for you, they may need an adjustment or you may be due for a replacement. Over time, your jaw will become smaller when you’re wearing dentures and your dentures may feel too big. This can lead to them not staying in place throughout the day and being uncomfortable. A denture adjustment can help your dentures feel more comfortable again. They’ll stay in place more easily so you can eat and smile confidently.
How do I care for my dentures?
Caring for your dentures differs on the type of dentures you opt for. Implant-retained dentures can’t be removed, so you’ll care for them as you would with your natural teeth.
Full and partial dentures are removable, meaning they require the same care but with an additional step. You must soak your dentures in a denture solution every night. This will eliminate any lingering bacteria and keep your dentures functioning and looking their best for years to come.
Find Your Perfect Denture Solution With Dr. Hobbs
At DentaCare Dental, our experienced team is ready to help you find your perfect denture solution in order to complete your smile. Let Dr. Hobbs assist you in achieving your smile goals. To schedule your appointment, call our Longview dental practice at (903) 309-2142 or fill out our online contact form.
DentaCare Dental provides affordable denture solutions for patients in the Longview area as well as the surrounding areas such as Marshall, Gladewater, Lakeport, and Kilgore, TX. We look forward to meeting you and helping you smile your best!