Four things every patient with dentures needs to know

istock 1198265959 While dentures are the ideal solution for many patients with missing teeth, it is not the only option available. Some patients may also find that dentures are not the best for their unique situation. Dr. Joseph Cavallo and his associates in Woodbridge, VA are committed to helping patients determine what tooth replacement restoration is the most advantageous for their needs. Below is a list of four things every patient considering dentures should ask:

  • How often should I clean my dentures? Both partial and full dentures are removable to allow for simple cleaning and care. Our team encourages patients to learn the correct way to clean their dentures and how often, which should be approximately twice a day as a good rule of thumb.
  • What products should I avoid using with my dentures? Patients should ask their dentist about the best products to buy for caring for their dentures including cleansers and adhesives, as some may damage the denture instead of protect it. Patients should also avoid using any bleaching products on their dentures as these can weaken them and cause them to be more susceptible to damage.
  • Should I wear my dentures when I sleep? In most cases, dentists will advise against wearing dentures during the night. Instead, patients can use this time to soak and clean their dentures in denture cleaning solutions. This also helps keep them moist and readily available when patients wake up in the morning.
  • Will my dentures look natural? Many patients considering dentures may be worried about fake-looking restorations that detract from their smile’s appearance. With Dr. Joseph Cavallo, patients can rest easy that their smile will look natural and beautiful with careful attention given to the creation of the dentures. We work hard to ensure the dentures match the patient’s existing smile for seamless integration and a more aesthetic appearance.

Call Dr. Joseph Cavallo today!

Woodbridge, VA area patients considering full or partial dentures should speak to a professional about their needs before determining if they should move forward with these treatments. The practice of Dr. Joseph Cavallo is located at 12502-A Lake Ridge Drive and can be reached by phone at (703) 490-5888.