When you are missing all or most of your permanent teeth, this makes everyday life more challenging than it has to be. You may find that you are unable to pronounce words as well as you used to. Additionally, your diet is restricted when you are unable to chew your food properly. At Gwaltney Dental, we are well-equipped with the latest and greatest dental technologies to help you restore your smile following tooth loss. We offer custom dentures & partials to patients who are missing all or most of their teeth. Learn more about dentures & partials below.
Dentures & Partials in Suffolk, VA
Dr. Steve Gwaltney, Dr. J.Ryland Gwaltney, and Dr. Whitney Gwaltney are experienced in restorative dentistry in Suffolk, VA. They are happy to help patients missing most or all of their teeth restore their smiles using dentures & partials. Our custom-made dentures & partials are made with impressions of your own soft tissues, ensuring a comfortable and snug fit while in use.
Patients in need of dentures & partials can greatly benefit from Gwaltney Dental. Not only will we prepare your dentures & partials for you, but we will also inform you of how to best take care of your restored smile so that it will last you for many, many years to come.
Caring For Dentures
Dentures & partials require specific care instructions that are different than the oral hygiene requirements of your natural teeth. Because they are artificial teeth, you will need to always ensure that they are kept moist when not in use. Place your dentures in denture solution to keep them from drying up, as this may cause them to warp and lose their shape. When you rinse your dentures off, make sure that the water is not too hot, as this may also interfere with their fit.
While you can wear your dentures & partials throughout the day, we encourage patients to take them off at night to give their soft tissues the chance to relax. This will ensure that you do not experience denture discomfort or sore gums while you are using your dentures.
Regular toothbrushes and toothpaste cause damage to dentures. Instead, denture-specific cleaning products should be used instead. Your doctor will go over all aftercare instructions and product recommendations during your appointment. We will ensure you feel confident in caring for your dentures. We still recommend visiting our office once every six months, even after you have received your dentures so that we can keep a close eye on the fit of your dentures as well as the health of your soft tissues.
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You don’t have to live life without a beautiful and healthy smile. If you are missing all or most of your teeth, Gwaltney Dental welcomes you to our practice to learn more about your tooth replacement options. Please schedule an appointment online, and we look forward to seeing you in our Suffolk, VA dentist office very soon.