Dentures in Chicago are a great way to reclaim your smile and your confidence. However, dentures are an entirely new experience for many people and they take some getting used to. In order to make the transition easier, the professionals at Chicago Dental Arts have outlined some frequently asked questions about dentures.
Are there different types of dentures?
Yes, there are different types of dentures in Chicago to meet the needs of different smiles. Full dentures are ideal if you have lost most or all of your teeth. The All-on-4 dental procedure is also gaining popularity as a tooth replacement option. This type of denture never has to be removed, making the process of chewing, smiling and talking a breeze.
Can dentures be whitened?
It’s inevitable that stains will build up on your dentures, but you should not try to whiten them as you would your natural smile. Instead, be proactive in brushing your dentures daily to minimize buildup. Make sure to use a soft-bristled brush and scrub gently to avoid damage. You also should not be using traditional toothpaste to clean, as this could harm your dentures depending on their material.
How should traditional dentures be stored overnight?
If you didn’t go through the All-on-4 procedure, your dentures will be removed and stored nightly. After taking the proper cleaning precautions, you can soak your dentures in a water-based cleaning solution while you sleep.
Do you have more questions about dentures in Chicago? Feel free to schedule a consultation with us to learn more information!