Red Hills Dental in Las Vegas, NV provides personalized denture services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients. Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. They offer a low-cost, quick turnaround alternative to implants.
All of our patients are unique and we create one-of-a-kind dentures that feel good and look natural. With Dr. Do’s custom fitting, each denture is tailored to each individual’s needs and wants. Because of our attention to the fit of our dentures, most patients can return to eating their favorite foods, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence.
There are two types of dentures: traditional and immediate.
- Traditional dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. The are made from an impression of the oral cavity after the gum tissue has healed from extractions. This process can take several weeks to several months, but results in a better long-term solution.
- Immediate full dentures are molded to a patient’s mouth prior to extraction and fitted once the teeth have been removed. While they are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed, they may require frequent adjustments as the bone and soft tissue heals.
How do I know if dentures are the right choice for me?
Dentures are not for everyone. If you're interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Do at our Las Vegas dental office. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental health.
Caring for Your Dentures
Dentures, just like natural teeth, require daily maintenance to stay clean and keep bacteria from growing inside of your mouth. Keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy:
- When handling your dentures, stand over a clean, folded towel or a sink full of water. This way, if you accidentally drop your dentures, they are less likely to break.
- Your dentures are not immune from plaque and tartar build-up, so it's important that you brush your dentures every day. To brush your dentures, use a soft-bristled brush and gently brush the surfaces of the dentures, being careful not to break or bend the plastic. Between brushings, it's important to rinse your dentures after each meal.
- Use a gentle cleanser to clean your dentures. Many toothpastes, household cleaners, and mouthwashes can be too hard on your dentures, so Dr. Do recommends that you use a mild hand or dish soap to get your dentures clean. Be sure to check for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval to choose products that are safe for your dentures, or ask your dentist about which products may be best for you.
- When you are not wearing your dentures, they need to be kept moist. Dentures that are not kept in a denture cleaning solution or in water can dry out, lose their shape, or even crack and break. Certain styles of dentures require certain soaking solutions, so be sure to ask your dentist which solution is best for you.
- Even if you have a full set of dentures, it's important to keep your gums and tongue clean. Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush to gently clean your gums and tongue every day.
If by chance your dentures do break, please contact Red Hills Dental and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Broken dentures that don't fit properly can cause irritation to your gums and mouth. Also, remember to continue scheduling regular dental checkups with Dr. Do every six months to make sure that your smile stays healthy for many years to come.