Dentures in Webster Groves, MO
When you lose a tooth, it can become difficult to eat and speak and embarrassing to smile. At Webster Groves Dental, Dr. Wenzel can create a denture that will help restore your smile, health, and self-confidence.
Full or Partial Dentures
Dentures are a removable prosthetic device designed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. There are two types of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. Both stay in place by resting on your gums, while partial dentures also use clasps to grab onto your remaining teeth. Partial dentures are designed to replace one or several teeth, while full dentures replace all the teeth along a dental arch.
How do I care for my dentures?
Dentures require daily special attention to ensure lasting quality. It is not a good idea to clean your dentures with toothpaste. Instead, dentures should be rinsed and brushed with a soft bristle toothbrush and gentle cleanser, such as ordinary dish soap. When you are not wearing them, they should be soaked in denture-cleaning solution. It is also a good idea to check in with your dentist regularly, even if you have a full set of dentures.
Other alternatives to dentures
Many patients have asked if there is a better alternative to dentures. Advancing technology offers more solutions for replacing teeth, such as implants. Implants are a permanent and fixed solution that feel and look like your natural teeth without requiring additional special cleaning. For more information, visit our implants page or contact us to discuss the best option for you. At Webster Groves Dental, we will work with you to find a solution that is the best treatment for your smile.