DENTURES IN WINSTON SALEM
SYMPTOMS AND POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Unlike permanent tooth replacements, your dentures will not be worn 100% of the day. You should wear your dentures during the hours you are awake and stored appropriately away when you are sleeping. Dentures will feel more natural the more often you wear them. If you are finding issues in wearing them too often, you may require an adjustment by your dentist. Upper dentures tend to fit a bit tighter than lower sets, but should still be comfortable. If you are finding either set moves too often, adhesive products are available to keep dentures in place.
Dentures can be very helpful, but not everyone gets used to them quickly. Some areas individuals may struggle with in the beginning include eating, speaking, and coping with their change in appearance. It’s important to remember that having something sitting on your gums for most of the day is not natural, so it’s ok to feel strange as it will take patience and consistency to feel comfortable with your new dental routine.
Many patients require tooth extraction prior to getting dentures for either a full or partial set. The healing process of the gums after an extraction can take weeks, prior to having to wait weeks for the dentures themselves! As an alternative to bare gums, some dentists offer immediate dentures which serve as a form of practice prior to your permanent appliances. An impression will be taken prior to the extraction of your teeth for an estimated fit of the practice denture. This denture will be available for you to wear directly after your extraction, with some adjustments needed if the shape of your gums have changed.
CONTACT LEAL, SPANGLER & JOHNSON
Drs. Leal, Spangler, and Johnson in Winston-Salem, NC provide the highest quality dental care with a personal touch, thoughtfully considering each patient and their needs. We offer comprehensive family and esthetic dentistry and love helping people achieve a healthy smile.
We are accepting new patients.
QUICK DENTURE ALTERNATIVES
As illustrated above, the process for dentures is not typically quick. However, if there are cases where you are not able to wait weeks for denture replacements, there are alternative products for receiving a quicker solution.
Like most dental treatments, costs for dentures will depend on various factors pertaining to your insurance plan and treatment needs. In the case of dentures, there the amount of coverage that can greatly affect the overall cost. Once your treatment plan has been determined, your dentist and insurance provider will guide you in making decisions best for your budget and in line with your treatment goals.
DON'T WANT DENTURES?
For patients who are looking for a dental replacement option but do not like the idea of dentures, there are a few more options available to explore for restoring teeth to the mouth:
Bridges and Crowns
In cases where patients have dental implants and plan to continue adding implants in the future, fixed dental bridges or crowns can be placed on existing teeth. These alternatives function like real teeth and are excellent options for individuals working on a full mouth restoration.
For patients would like in get dental implants, but are not interested in filling the entire mouth, overdentures can be fitted over the top of implants to fill in the spaces where teeth are missing. These are removable similar to traditional dentures, but provide the patient more functioning with strong, permanent teeth in some areas of the mouth.
For more information on your denture options, visiting your dentist for a consultation is the best place to start planning your dental restoration.
I have been a patient of this practice for several years and cannot say enough great things! Though I typically see Dr. Spangler, all three doctors are extremely knowledgable, thorough and attentive to detail. The staff as a whole combines professionalism with genuine concern for the patient to provide individualized care. Scheduling or being seen in a timely manner has never been an issue as the administrative staff members are kind, caring and extremely helpful! I recommend this office to all of my friends-- my family members are already patients 🙂
My daughters and I went for a new client appointment today and were thrilled with their staff and level of service provided. Would highly recommend their office to anyone looking for top quality dental service.
Absolutely fantastic dental practice - I have been a patient of Dr. Leal's for years and have received top notch dental care. The business side of the practice is great too. I could not be more pleased with my total care - dentists, hygienists and office staff. They genuinely care about me, are very respectful and have always run on time for my appointments.