When you have several missing teeth or when you need to have all of your teeth replaced, dentures provide a convenient way to do so. You can have partial or full dentures, depending on how many teeth are missing. Our dental team in Woodbridge, VA, offers partial and full dentures for men and women with several missing teeth.
It depends on how many teeth you’re missing. If you have several missing teeth in one area, you can replace them with partial dentures. If you have all or most of your teeth missing, then they’ll have to be replaced with full dentures. Your dentist at Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates will let you know which type of dentures best suits you.
Your dentures need regular care to help ensure they don’t have food particles or bacteria on them. When they do, that increases your risk of decay and gum disease. You can clean them off using a denture brush and a cleaner made for dentures. Don’t use anything abrasive on your dentures, though, or you could damage them.
You might not have to take your dentures out at night, but that depends on certain factors. Dr. Dost or Dr. Kara will let you know if you should remove your dentures at night or if it’s safe for them to remain in place while you sleep (although keeping in them in place might be uncomfortable if they press into your gums).