High-Quality Dentures in San Antonio, TX
Missing teeth can cause a lot of problems, from not being able to chew or speak easily to not feeling comfortable smiling for pictures. If this sounds familiar, our team at South Texas Smiles would love to find a durable tooth-replacement method that will help you get back to living life to the fullest. To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule your next visit with our practice, please get in touch with our friendly front office team!Schedule Your Consultation
What kind of dentures should I get?
South Texas Smiles is proud to offer three different denture options, and the kind of denture you choose will be based on your unique needs and preferences. Partial dentures work well for patients who need a few teeth replaced and want a minimally invasive, cost-effective treatment option. Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth, or all of the top or bottom teeth. We also provide implant-supported dentures, which offer the stability of dental implants but don’t require an implant to be placed for every single tooth that needs to be replaced.
How do you take care of dentures?
Taking good care of your dentures will help them to last as long as possible, and they do not require the same care that natural teeth do. Once you take your dentures out for the night, you should carefully brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush and mild soap or denture cleaner. Using regular toothpaste or toothbrushes can scratch and damage dentures. You will then want to rinse them off and place them in a denture solution to soak overnight, which will help kill more bacteria and ensure that they will be ready to go in the morning when you wake up.
Can you sleep while wearing dentures?
Patients should not regularly sleep with their dentures for a few reasons. Dentures need to be kept moist so that they do not dry out, as this can cause their custom shape to warp. Our mouths tend to dry out while we sleep, and this allows the number of bacteria to increase as well. Taking your dentures out at night also allows your gums to rest, so your dentures will feel more comfortable the next day. It is okay to wear them while you sleep on occasion, but we recommend that you take them out and clean them first before placing them back in for the night.