At Bethesda Family Smiles, we are here to help you through all stages of your dental health journey. As your smile ages, it is likely that you will experience tooth loss at some point in time. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, we can help you restore your smile using custom-made dentures and partials. Dentures and partials replace a full arch of teeth using a removable device that adheres to your soft tissues while in use. Learn more about dentures and partials below.
Dentures & Partials in Bethesda, MD
Dr. Khanna is an experienced restorative dentist in Bethesda, MD. She is happy to help patients restore their smiles after tooth loss. Tooth loss not only affects your confidence but also your ability to chew and speak effectively. When you need a set of dentures and partials to restore a full arch of missing teeth, we hope you will visit our practice. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding dentures & partials:
What are dentures and partials?
Dentures and partials are custom-made, removable appliances that can replace a full arch of missing teeth and help restore your smile. They are designed specifically for you, using impressions of your soft tissues to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
Should I wear my dentures at night?
While you can wear your dentures at night if you want to, we suggest removing them and allowing your soft tissues to breathe while you sleep. This can reduce the risk of any tissue inflammation or discomfort caused by constantly wearing dentures.
How should I care for my dentures?
You should care for your dentures using denture-specific products only. Regular toothbrushes and toothpaste will be too tough on your restorations and can potentially cause damage. When you remove your dentures, make sure to keep them in a denture solution to avoid them becoming dry and out of shape due to lack of moisture. If you are rinsing your dentures underwater, make sure the water isn’t too hot to prevent the material from warping.
What are other tooth replacement options?
Dental bridges and dental implants are other tooth replacement options. If you are unsure which tooth replacement option will best meet your needs, feel free to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Khanna. She will advise you one your dental health needs and which option will be best suited for your smile.