Dentures Specialist

Joni R. Marcus, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Total Dental Care

Joni R. Marcus, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Philadelphia, PA

A mouth without all of its teeth isn’t practical and doesn’t look great when you smile. At Total Dental Care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dentists Harold Marcus, DDS, Joni Marcus, DMD, and the team skillfully craft full and partial dentures that look natural in the in-house denture lab. To discuss dentures with the team, call Total Dental Care today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are appliances that fit into your mouth and replace many or all of your teeth. The main difference between dentures and other dental appliances that replace missing teeth is that you can remove your dentures at will.

You might feel awkward wearing dentures for a while, but they allow you to eat and speak. If you choose to go without teeth instead, you have a much harder time pronouncing words and chewing foods. Dentures can also hold your jawbone and any remaining natural teeth in their places. 

If you need all of your teeth in one row replaced, your dentist at Total Dental Care may recommend full dentures. If you’re missing several teeth in a row, they may recommend partial dentures. If you have healthy, ample bone in your jaw, you may be able to get implant-supported dentures that stay sturdier than standard removable dentures. The team custom-makes your dentures in the in-house denture lab.

How should I care for my dentures?

Practicing proper denture care helps you keep your dentures intact for as long as possible. If you care for them diligently, a set of dentures can last for five to eight years before they need to be replaced. To keep your dentures looking their best and fitting comfortably, you should:

  • Brush your tongue, gums, and palate
  • Brush your dentures with a soft toothbrush
  • Keep your dentures submerged in lukewarm water while you’re sleeping
  • Use a nonabrasive denture cleaner or toothpaste to clean them

It’s possible for dentures to stop fitting properly. In order to avoid pain and soreness as a result of wearing them, you should call Total Dental Care for a denture reline. Relining your dentures helps extend the life of your current dentures without the need for a new set. 

What should I do if a denture breaks?

If your dentures chip, crack, or break, the team at Total Dental Care provides same-day denture repair using the in-house denture lab. Many dentures are repairable, but some are broken beyond repair. If your dentures can’t be repaired by the Total Dental Care technician, the team can make you a new set of dentures within a day. 

For expert-designed dentures that look natural in your smile, call Total Dental Care to book an appointment today.