If you are trying to decide if you want to replace your missing teeth with dentures, we are happy to help you make an informed and educated decision! Dentures are successful and reliable appliances that can give you the smile you have always wanted. To help you learn more about this product, we have provided the answers to the following questions:
What is the difference between complete and partial dentures?
A complete denture is the best option for you if you have zero natural teeth remaining in your smile. The complete denture can replace all of your missing teeth just by suctioning to the roof of your mouth. A partial denture is the best option for you if you just have a few missing teeth, resulting in a gap in your smile. All you need to do is place the denture in the gap and clasp it to the remaining natural teeth that lie on both sides.
What do dentures feel like?
Dentures might feel a bit bulky and uncomfortable at first, but that is completely normal. Once your cheek muscles and tongue become used to the appliance, it will feel like a natural piece of your mouth that you need. Your denture might also irritate and bother your mouth in the beginning, but that will go away with time.
How will dentures make me feel?
Eating and speaking might be a little bit difficult when you start wearing the denture. However, with some practice, you will be a professional denture wearer in no time. All you need to do is eat small, soft foods and speak and read out loud to help your tongue familiarize itself with the appliance.
How often would I wear dentures?
Your dentist might recommend that you wear your appliance for 24 hours at the beginning. This will help your mouth feel more comfortable with the denture. It will also help us know if there needs to be any adjustments made. After you are familiar with the appliance, you will only need to wear it during the day.
For more information about dentures and their many benefits, please call Jeff Jones, DDS by dialing 214.824.2130. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones if you would like to see if dentures are the right option for you. We care for you and your smile, and we look forward to helping you!