Smile Freely Once Again
Ready to move on from missing teeth, complete your smile, and regain full confidence? At DentaCare Dental, our Longview, TX, dentist, Dr. Edwards Hobbs, has the solutions to improve your smile’s appearance and restore your oral health. With removable full dentures, you’ll have the freedom to smile freely and speak with ease once again. Discover if removable dentures are right for you with our helpful guide below.
What Are Removable Full Dentures?
While implant-retained dentures are known for their permanence, removable dentures — also known as snap-in dentures — provide durability when you need it, and convenience for cleaning and maintenance. Removable dentures are great for patients missing all their teeth due to an injury or health condition.
As a reliable alternative to traditional dentures, removable dentures get support from dental implants. This means they won’t slip or slide around your mouth while you’re eating, speaking, and laughing.
Benefits of Removable Full Dentures
Removable dentures offer maximum comfort and freedom while remaining sturdy and attractive. Some of the benefits of snap-in dentures include:
- No food restrictions
- Speak without hesitation
- Comfortable, customized fit
- Reliable and sturdy denture
- Increased confidence
- Easy removal for cleaning and maintenance
- Jawbone preservation
The Removable Full Dentures Process
The process of getting removable full dentures begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Hobbs. During this appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your smile goals. He’ll also assess the condition of your mouth and oral health to determine whether removable dentures are the right choice for you.
If you and Dr. Hobbs decide that removable dentures are the perfect solution for your unique situation, the next step is to schedule an appointment to place your dental implants. During this procedure, Dr. Hobbs will surgically place the implants that will support your denture prosthetic. After the implants are placed, your jaw will need time to adjust, which typically takes two to three months.
Once your jaw has completely healed, it’s time to attach your removable denture. Dr. Hobbs will fit the denture to your implants, ensuring it’s comfortable and secure. With your new denture in place, you’ll be ready to show off your smile once again.
Caring for Your New Restoration
Your removable denture can last for a lifetime, the key to maintaining your denture is proper care. If your snap-in dentures haven’t been screwed into place, it’s essential that you:
- Brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush before wearing them.
- Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food and debris.
- A soft-bristled toothbrush should be used with a nonabrasive cleaner to eliminate particles from the surface of your snap-in dentures.
- When you’re not wearing your dentures, they should be placed in water in a safe area until they’re used again.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect when being fitted for dentures?
Your gums must be prepared first before getting fitted for a new set of dentures. If you need one or more teeth extracted, the process could take longer as you must wait for your gums to fully heal. Your dentist will take impressions of your gums and the supporting bone beneath. These impressions are used to create your removable dentures in a dental laboratory.
Once your dentures have arrived, you’ll come back for another appointment. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure the fit is comfortable for your bite.
Am I a candidate for removable dentures?
Ideal candidates for removable dentures are patients missing multiple teeth who are in good standing oral health. The best way to determine if you’re eligible for removable full dentures is to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
During this appointment, your dentist will examine your oral health and discuss your tooth prosthetic options. This is a great time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have.
How much do removable dentures cost?
The cost will vary depending on your unique dental needs. Because each patient is unique, the cost can vary due to different factors such as the number of teeth you’re missing, whether or not you need a supplemental procedure, and your health insurance coverage.
We recommend speaking to your insurance provider and finding out the specific details of your coverage. If you’re still not sure, check your dentist’s office if they offer financing options so you can get the care you need.
How long do removable dentures last?
Due to the constant snapping in and out of removable dentures, they can become loose over time. If you notice your restoration becoming loose, schedule an appointment with your dentist and they’ll tighten the dentures. However, they can last up to five years with proper care before they need to be replaced.
To ensure your restoration’s longevity, your dentist recommends following these instructions:
- Avoid your sticky, chewy, crunchy, and hard foods
- Place your dentures in water when not using
- Rinse your dentures after each removal
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Use non-abrasive toothpaste
- Floss daily
- Visit your dentist for biannual checkups and professional dental cleanings
Restore Your Smile With Dr. Hobbs
Ready to transform your smile and improve your quality of life? Removable dentures could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the smile of your dreams. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hobbs by calling our Longview office at (903) 309-2142.
You can also fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you! DentaCare Dental is proud to serve patients in the Longview area and surrounding areas of Marshall, Gladewater, Lakeport, and Kilgore, TX. We look forward to meeting you and helping you smile your best!