Dentures – Bensalem, PA
Address Major Tooth Loss
Effectively and Affordably
Extensive tooth loss affects millions of Americans, but you don’t have to be one of them. Dentures today are far more natural-looking and effective at replacing teeth than dentures of the past, so you can smile with confidence no matter how many teeth you need to replace. Our modern technology and restorative expertise ensures that your next denture fits comfortably, no matter how extensive your tooth loss might be. To get started learning which denture is right for you, give Perfect Smiles of Bensalem a call today!
Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Bensalem for Dentures?
- Flexible Partial Dentures Available
- Affordable Solution for Extensive Tooth Loss
- Cone Beam CT Scanner and Digital Impression Technology
Full and Partial Denture Treatment Process
When you first arrive, we’ll perform a detailed examination of your mouth and confirm which teeth are missing so we know which denture you’ll need. If you are missing all teeth in a given arch, a full denture will be created. However, if you need to replace multiple teeth on opposite sides of your mouth and you still have some teeth left, a partial denture can be designed like a puzzle piece to fill the gaps in your smile.
Flexible Partial Dentures
Flexible partial denture are similar to traditional partials except that they are made from a thin thermoplastic like nylon. This is different than traditional partials which use acrylic and metal materials to make up your denture.
If you’ve never had a denture before, you likely have many questions regarding their care and use. Millions of Americans use a denture daily, but that doesn’t mean you won’t still have questions. Even if you’ve been using a denture for years, there’s always something new to learn. Below, we’ve included a series of common questions we’ve received as well as our detailed responses. If your question isn’t listed, please give our office a call directly!
How do I care for my denture?
Avoid brushing your denture with toothpaste. Dentures are made from durable plastic, but they are not as strong as enamel. Toothpaste can potentially damage your denture, so make sure to only use either dish washing liquid or dedicated denture cleanser to clean them. Use a soft-bristled denture brush as well to remove stains. Always soak your denture in a water-based solution, particularly when you’re sleeping. If your denture dries out, it will not only begin to smell poorly, but it can actually damage it in the long-term.
Can I sleep while wearing my dentures?
While you can technically wear your denture at night, you should remove them instead. This gives your gums, bone tissue and jaw a chance to relax from the pressure of wearing a denture throughout the day. We recommend soaking them overnight instead, preferably in a water-based cleaning solution. Make sure to never go a full 24 hours without performing proper oral hygiene or cleaning your denture. If you need to wear your denture for social reasons, find time during the day to clean it as well as your mouth.
How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?
If your denture no longer fits as well as they once did, it may be time for a reline. Our office will perform a detailed exam to confirm if a reline is necessary for your denture. Do not use over-the-counter reline kits as they are almost never effective. We’ll work with you to reline and repair your denture as needed to ensure a better, more stable and more comfortable fit.
Can I have my dentures placed the day my teeth are removed?
Yes, you can have your denture placed the same day. This process is known as All On 4 Hybrid Dentures and is done with dental implants. Not only do you get improved stability by pairing them with dental implants, but you can get your new smile right after your teeth are removed and your implants are placed.
Can I eat normally with my dentures?
It can take a little time to get used to wearing your new denture. However, you should be able to eat foods normally once you get used to them. With harder or stickier foods, it can take a bit more time to get used to. You can also use three to four dabs of denture adhesive (at most) on each arch to keep it in place as you get used to chewing your favorite foods. We do not recommend chewing gum under any circumstances as it can easily stick to your denture and may even break a seal on them.