Ross A. Hildebrand, D.D.S
Call (620) 792-1231
There are different products designed to help replace your natural teeth, and at Ross A. Hildebrand, D.D.S in Great Bend, we’re frequently asked to explain the different terms. Generally speaking, dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. Complete dentures are used to replace a complete set of teeth. Partial dentures, also known as “partials,” replace only a few missing teeth. “Over-dentures” is another confusing term, but it’s simply the name for dentures that fit over a small number of your remaining natural teeth or implants.
Another area of confusion for patients is conventional dentures versus immediate dentures. With conventional dentures, Dr. Hildebrand makes and places them after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the removal of the remaining teeth. Dr. Hildebrand will address your unique situation with dentures that are perfect for your lifestyle and needs.
For more information about the different types of denture products and to help you determine which is right for you, make an appointment with Dr. Ross Hildebrand by calling our Great Bend office today at (855) 733-0337.
Brush Your Teeth Daily!
For good oral health, brush your teeth twice a day with a good fluoride toothpaste!
How Old Is Your Toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
A Healthy Diet Makes a Healthy Smile!
For healthy teeth and gums, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Go easy on sugary treats!