Whether a few or all of your natural teeth are gone, our Washington, MI, dentist can provide you with either . Once properly fitted inside your mouth, dentures can give you back the ability to chew and talk comfortably.
Both consist of false teeth attached to a gum-colored base connected by a metal framework that rests on top of your natural gumline.
When to Consider Full and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth can make normal daily actions that you once took for granted difficult and uncomfortable. Eating your favorite foods and speaking with friends or family is no longer as easy as it used to be, unfortunately.
You don’t have to live this way, however. Our dentist can have dental implant process.created for you and your smile can be restored in both appearance and function. Many patients turn to dentures as a tooth replacement option when they do not want to commit to the
If you’ve lost a fair amount or all of your teeth due to gum disease, injury, or tooth decay, our dentist will recommend you receive full dentures. When only one or a few teeth are gone, partial dentures become the better solution. Both types are removable and mimic real teeth for a continuous, beautiful smile.
Getting Used to and Caring For Your Dentures
For the first few weeks, your dentures may feel awkward to wear but over time, you will get used to them. Minor irritation or soreness is not uncommon during this time. Please don’t hesitate to ask our dentist or staff about any concerns as we can make adjustments if necessary.
In the beginning, you may experience the following with dentures:
- Excessive saliva
- Bulky or loose feeling
- Slower eating pace
- Sensation that tongue doesn’t have enough room
When you’re not wearing your dentures, you need to place them in a denture cleanser solution or water to avoid having them dry out, crack, or warp. Be sure to also never use hot water or abrasive cleaning products when brushing them every day. Our dentist can help give you additional care tips after you receive your dentures.