What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable mouth pieces that replace missing teeth and rebuild your smile. Dentures are typically necessary for patients who have lost all of their natural teeth from tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. Replacing these missing teeth will not only benefit your ability to eat and speak, but they will also enhance the overall appearance of your smile.

After you lose majority, if not all of your teeth, the muscles in the face tend to sag, causing you to appear older. Dentures can help combat this tendency by replacing missing teeth, forcing your facial muscles to work harder. Additionally, dentures are created to look similar to your natural teeth so that aesthetically, there is hardly any noticeable change.

Types of Dentures:

  • Conventional. This full removable denture is built and positioned in your mouth once the final teeth are extracted and gum tissues have mended. This process can take several months.
  • Partial. A partial denture typically has the replacement teeth connected to a gum-colored base, which is occasionally attached by metal frame that secures the denture in place in the mouth. They are used when multiple natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw bone.
  • Overdenture. Sometimes some of your teeth can be saved to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture. An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by your dentist. Implants can serve the same function, too.

Whether you need a partial, full, or realignment of your existing dentures, we take great care to ensure that your dentures are as comfortable and affordable as possible.

New to Dentures?

New dentures tend to feel uncomfortable for a short period until you have adapted to them. You dentures can feel wobbly as the muscles of your cheek and tongue are learning to keep them stationary. It is not uncommon to feel minor sensitivity or soreness. Additionally, you might discover that saliva doubles for a brief period of time. As your mouth grows more familiar with your new dentures, these problems should subside.

Follow-up appointments with Dr. Krasniqi are usually necessary after a denture is placed so the fit can be examined and adjusted. If any problems continue, predominantly irritation or tenderness, it is important to contact Dr. Krasniqi at Eastridge Family Dentistry.

Call Eastridge Family Dental today at 816-671-9550 for any questions or concerns you have regarding dentures.

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