So, you need dentures and you have questions. Where will you begin? Start here with these dentures FAQs.
Dentures FAQs #1: Are There Different Types of Dentures?
Yes. You can get dentures that will replace all of your teeth, or just some of them. The ones that replace all of your teeth are “complete” dentures. Dentures that replace only some of your teeth are “partial” dentures.
Dentures FAQs #2: Do Dentures Slip?
This is one of the most common questions, and, in fact, it goes back to days gone by. You probably heard horror stories from your grandparents about embarrassing moments caused by slipping dentures. The fact is, though, that today’s dentures fit very well. The chance of slipping and sliding is slim to none.
Dentures FAQs #3: Are Dentures Expensive?
It pretty much depends on what you expect. Dentures are not generally expensive, but the more you want, the more you will pay. If you want a set of dentures that looks good and works well, chances are you won’t be all that much out of pocket. However, if you want a set of dentures that look exactly like your natural teeth, you might pay a bit more (but not much).
Dentures FAQs #4: Are Dentures Hard to Care For?
Not in the least! In fact, if you make sure not to drop them, and you clean them regularly, you can expect your dentures to last you for a very long time.
Dentures FAQs #5: Can I Use Toothpaste on My Dentures?
It’s not a good idea. Toothpaste is generally meant to be used on natural teeth, and could harm your dentures. You should use a cleanser that is specially formulated for your dentures.
Dentures FAQs #5: Can I Wear My Dentures to Bed?
Well, first off, we need to know why you want to do that. If you are sleeping alone, you should take your dentures out at night. If you “have company,” you can leave them in, but make sure to clean them when your company leaves!
The Final Word
Well, that’s about it. If you have any other questions about dentures, you can feel free to get in touch with Atrium Family Dental in New Lenox, IL. Dentures do not have to be scary, so call us with your questions at 815-462-9990.