Dentures have come a long way and are now more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before. At Hill Dentistry, we offer specialty dentures, customized to fit beautifully. Our specialty dentures are lightweight, comfortable, and customized just for you.
Types of Dentures
Our specialty dentures are available in two types: Partial and full.
- Partial Dentures: These dentures are custom manufactured to replace lost teeth. If you have lost one or more teeth, the gap can lead to problems as the surrounding teeth shift out of place. A partial denture can help keep your smile bright and healthy, replacing lost teeth, and keep your natural teeth healthy and in place. A crown may be installed to help anchor the partial denture more securely. All dentures are customized for your unique condition.
- Full Dentures: If your teeth have been damaged beyond repair, you may need full dentures to replace your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. Our advanced techniques include implant-anchored dentures, or “all on four.” The dentures are securely anchored to the implants, and function beautifully.
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The fit of your dentures is important. At Hill Dentistry, we go above and beyond to get the perfect fit, and resolve any pressure points with custom adjustments. While you may need a week or two to become comfortable with your dentures, we work closely with you and are always available to help you with any questions or concerns. You can expect several custom adjustments after your specialty dentures are fitted.
How Are Specialty Dentures Made?
- Your mouth and jaw are measured, and an impression is made of your gums and existing teeth.
- Your custom dentures are lab-created, which may take a week or two.
- You will have temporary dentures while your specialty dentures are manufactured.
- Once delivered, we perform a custom fitting and make sure you are happy and comfortable with your new dentures.
The Transition Period: Getting Used to Your Dentures
Depending on your situation, it may take several fittings over a few months to get the perfect fit. At Hill Dentistry, we are focused on patient comfort and go the distance for you – we want the best result possible.
Taking Care of Your Specialty Dentures
Your new dentures will have a very natural appearance. Just like your teeth, your dentures will need to be brushed and cleaned of any remaining food particles. We ensure you understand how to keep your dentures clean and fresh. We will perform regular cleanings and adjustments – we are here for you for the long term.
Guidelines on How to Take Care of Your Specialty Dentures
Specialty dentures, such as implant-supported dentures or partial dentures, require specific care to ensure their longevity and functionality.
Here are some general guidelines on how to take care of specialty dentures:
- Follow Oral Hygiene Practices: Just like natural teeth, specialty dentures require regular oral hygiene practices. This includes brushing your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleaner or mild soap at least twice a day to remove plaque, food particles, and stains. Avoid using regular toothpaste, as it can be too abrasive and damage the denture surface. Rinse your dentures thoroughly after cleaning to remove all cleaning agents.
- Handle Dentures with Care: When handling your specialty dentures, be sure to handle them over a soft towel or a basin of water to prevent them from accidentally dropping and breaking. Avoid using excessive force or bending the dentures, as they can become damaged or warped. Remove your dentures before going to bed, and store them in a denture container with clean water or denture soaking solution to prevent them from drying out or warping.
- Be Mindful of Food Choices: While specialty dentures are designed to withstand normal chewing forces, it's important to be mindful of your food choices. Avoid hard, sticky, or tough foods that can put excessive strain on your dentures and cause them to break or become damaged. Cut your food into smaller, manageable pieces, and try to evenly distribute the chewing forces on both sides of your mouth to prevent undue stress on one side.
- Regular Dental Check-ups: It's crucial to continue seeing your dentist for regular check-ups even with specialty dentures. Your dentist can assess the fit and function of your dentures, make any necessary adjustments, and identify and address any potential issues early on. Regular dental check-ups also allow your dentist to monitor the health of your oral tissues and provide recommendations for proper denture care.
- Avoid DIY Repairs: If your specialty dentures become damaged or ill-fitting, avoid attempting to repair or adjust them yourself. DIY repairs can often result in further damage or poor fit, leading to discomfort or other issues. Always consult your dentist or denturist if you experience any problems with your specialty dentures, and let them handle any necessary repairs or adjustments.
By following these care guidelines and maintaining regular dental check-ups, you can help ensure the longevity and functionality of your specialty dentures. Proper care and maintenance can help you enjoy the benefits of your specialty dentures for many years to come.
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