Dentures Specialist

Pecos Dental

Dentist located in Henderson, NV

Gone are the days when dentures were uncomfortable and unnatural-looking. Modern dentures not only enhance your smile and profile, they also make it easier for you to chew and speak. Whether you’re in need of full or partial dentures, top general dentist Inri T. Hsu, DMD can help. Her team at Pecos Dental in Henderson, Nevada uses the most advanced tools and imaging to ensure your dentures are the perfect fit. Schedule your exam by calling the office, or by using the online scheduler.

Dentures Q & A

What are the benefits of dentures?

When you start losing teeth, your facial muscles and skin start to sag. This can lead to wrinkles, causing you to look older. Cosmetic dentures are the ideal solution. Not only do they fill out your profile and enhance your appearance, but they also give you a perfect smile. Plus, you can eat and chew comfortably, just as you used to.

It’s also common for patients to have trouble speaking or swallowing as they lose teeth. Dentures correct these issues by restoring your teeth and gums, so you can start feeling confident again.

Are there different types of dentures?

Yes. The two primary types of dentures are full and partial (both can be cosmetic).

Conventional full dentures replace a full arch if you’re missing all of your teeth, or need to have them pulled. Partial dentures, or overdentures, fit over your natural teeth and fill in large gaps where you’re missing several teeth.

Is it hard to get used to dentures?

Dentures can take some getting used to, notably if you’ve been missing teeth for a while.

Over the weeks after getting dentures, your facial, cheek, and tongue muscles start strengthening and getting used to them. Not only does this help keep the dentures in place, but it also helps you speak and chew more efficiently.

In the beginning, dentures can also cause some irritation and soreness as they rub against your gums. To avoid this, Dr. Hsu strives to ensure your dentures fit as snugly and comfortably as possible.

How do I care for my dentures?

The team at Pecos Dental also spends time showing you how to wear and care for your dentures, so they start to feel natural as quickly as possible.

Even though your dentures are made of artificial materials, you still have to clean them daily. They won’t decay, but they can carry bacteria that can cause you to develop gum disease.

Rinse your dentures after removing them by using a soft bristle toothbrush and a dentist-recommended, non-abrasive cleanser. You should also brush your gums, tongue, and cheeks to remove any plaque. If you’re going to leave your dentures off for any period, for example, while sleeping, it’s best to soak them to prevent them from drying out.

Book your denture appointment at Pecos Dental by calling the office, or by booking online.