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What is the difference between full dentures and partial dentures?

Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth, either all of the top teeth, bottom teeth, or both. Partial dentures are used when a patient has several missing teeth on one arch, and they are custom designed to clip onto nearby teeth and make the smile appear seamless. Both types of dentures are made to look natural, function well, and fit comfortably.

Can you sleep in dentures?

Dentures are completely removable, and you should always remove them before you go to sleep. Dentures need to stay moist, and the mouth tends to dry out during sleep. It’s also a good idea to let your gums rest during the night. If you do decide to sleep with your dentures every once in a while, you should take them out to clean them before placing them back in.

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How do you care for dentures?

Dentures need to be cleaned properly and frequently so that they look nice and last for many years. We recommend getting a soft-bristle toothbrush and denture cleaner and scrubbing them after you take them out of your mouth. They should then be soaked overnight in a denture solution to kill off bacteria. Always rinse them off with water before placing them back in your mouth.

How much do dentures cost?

Custom dentures are an investment, but our team can work with you to fit high-quality, affordable dentures into your budget. We accept cash, check, debit and credit cards, and dental insurance. We also accept third-party payment plans through CareCredit®, which help patients divide the cost of their dental care into manageable monthly payments. To learn more, please contact our office or visit our financial page.

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