Dentures – Longview, TX
Full Functionality and a Beautiful Smile
It’s hard to fully understand how valuable your teeth are until they’re gone. After all, to be able to savor the flavors and enjoy your favorite foods, you need a full set of teeth to chew them properly. Otherwise, you’re relegated to a limited diet. Thankfully, when you visit our Longview office, Dr. Stoddard can fit you with a set of dentures that are designed specifically for you. Before moving forward, though, here are the answers to five frequently asked questions about the procedure.
#1 – Can I Maintain a Normal Diet?
After Dr. Stoddard fits you with a new set of dentures, you’ll need some time to adjust, which generally takes around 30 days. During this time period, it’s better to stick to softer foods while you become more comfortable with having the new appliance in your mouth. This also allows time for the gums to heal and for any inflammation to decrease.
Once you’ve started adjusting, though, you can slowly incorporate more food options into your diet. We suggest cutting your food into small bites, eating slowly and chewing on both sides of your mouth to ensure your dentures remain balanced.
#2 – Can I Sleep in Dentures?
You can sleep in your dentures at night, but we suggest you don’t make a habit of it. To ensure their longevity, it’s best to nightly remove your dentures in Longview, clean and soak them. This not only helps to prevent bacteria growth, but it also gives your gums a rest. Thus, you can enjoy your new teeth for years to come!
#3 – Will I Have a Natural-Looking Smile?
Denture design, fabrication and placement procedures have far surpassed that of your parents’ and grandparents’ eras. With a pink resin base that closely mimics the appearance and texture of your gums, and life-like porcelain prosthetics that resemble your natural teeth in hardness, appearance and functionality, you can expect to have a beautifully-restored smile.
#4 – How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Because the dentures process, from start to finish, is highly-customized, the best way to receive a more targeted estimate is to visit us at Longview Dental Center so Dr. Stoddard can perform a complete evaluation. Based on his findings, he’ll sit down with you afterwards to discuss your options. Then, you can make the necessary arrangements to receive the restorative care you’ve been needing.
The time has come to take action about your missing teeth and get your life back on track. Reach out to your dentist in Longview to schedule a visit, and prepare to be revitalized with your brand-new dentures!