Dentures are a tried-and-true method for helping people with missing teeth restore their smile. Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, they also look more natural and feel more comfortable than they ever have before.
At Jackson Smiles Family Dentistry, we provide both full dentures (to replace all of the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw) as well as partial dentures (to replace multiple missing teeth when some natural teeth still remain). We take pride in making custom dentures designed around what will look best for your smile, so you can wear them with confidence.
If you are currently dealing with dentures that slip around or feel uncomfortable, or if you want an extra secure fit when you get dentures for the first time, we recommend denture stabilization with dental implants. With this treatment, your dentures will snap on to dental implants placed in your jawbone, offering extra support to help you speak, chew, and smile more easily. Another benefit of having implant-supported dentures is that you won’t have to use those messy adhesives anymore to keep your teeth in place.
How to Care for Dentures
Here are some basic tips for how to look after and clean your dentures:
- Don’t use hot water when caring for your dentures as it can cause the material to warp.
- Don’t use regular toothpaste to clean your dentures as it can end up damaging the plastic.
- Brush your dentures every day using a denture brush or soft toothbrush and nonabrasive cleanser to clean away any food or plaque and to prevent them from getting stained.
- Place your dentures in soaking solution or water when you’re not wearing them to ensure they don’t dry out and change their shape.
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Affordable Dentures in Jackson, TN
If you are ready to reclaim your smile with dentures, we have two different options available to help make your treatment more affordable. First, our Jackson Smiles Plan is designed to give members significant discounts on their dental care. After enrolling, you’ll qualify for 20% off of your dentures. We also accept CareCredit®, which is a third-party financing option you can use like a credit card to split your treatment costs into lower monthly payments.
To learn more about your options, visit our Financial page or contact our office to speak with one of our team members.
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Is it hard to eat with dentures?
When you first receive your dentures, you can expect to go through an adjustment period where you learn how to eat with them with confidence and ease. We recommend starting with soft foods before moving on to tougher foods that you cut up and chew with the back teeth. It may be strange or uncomfortable at first, but you should be able to enjoy your favorite foods once again in no time. If you notice that your dentures are hard to eat with after a few weeks, please let us know so we can examine them and make any necessary adjustments.
Do you have to wear dentures all the time?
Dentures are not permanently placed like crowns or veneers, so they must be removed and cleaned at least once per day. Taking your dentures out will also give your gums a chance to relax, which means wearing your dentures during the day should feel more comfortable. After you take your dentures out and brush them thoroughly, you will want to soak them overnight in a denture solution that will kill harmful bacteria and keep them moist. You can wear them while you sleep on occasion, but you should aim to clean and soak them on most nights.
What type of denture is right for me?
The denture that you ultimately decide to go with will depend on your unique needs and preferences. If you are only missing a few teeth and your remaining teeth are relatively healthy, we will probably recommend that you get a custom partial denture. Implant-supported dentures require more recovery time than traditional full dentures, but they are totally worth it for patients who want their dentures to be perfectly stable. If you’re still not sure which option to choose—don’t worry! We’ll be happy to go over your options with you at your consultation.