Dentures are custom-made replacement teeth when a patient is missing one or more connected teeth. They can be removed and replaced at any time. Dentures can take a bit of time to adjust to, but they are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore the function of your smile.
Westgrove Dental’s prosthodontist’s work to match dentures to a patient’s natural smile, allowing them to go about their lives.
Partial dentures are a great option for patients who are missing multiple teeth all in a row. They typically consist of metal framework, plastic and artificial teeth. The plastic portion acts as a replacement for missing gum tissue. The dentures are removable, but will have clasps or connectors that will connect it to your other teeth to secure it in place.
Dentures may feel awkward in the beginning as you get used to life with it in. The more you wear it, the easier the adjustment period will be. Practice inserting and removing your dentures so you can do this seamlessly.
It’s important to follow all the instructions our prosthodontists provide you with. We’ll explain proper care to make like with your new dentures as easy as possible.
If you experience pain or pressure from your denture, let us know. We may need to make some adjustments to ensure the dentures fit as comfortably as possible.
Once you get used to life in dentures, you will find it much more enjoyable. Speaking, chewing and biting will be much improved.
Overtime, it may be necessary to make some adjustments to your denture. As we age, our smiles shift a bit, which can affect the fit of your denture. If you find that your denture doesn’t feel comfortable in your mouth anymore, call our office so we can adjust your dentures. Poorly fitting dentures can cause pain and discomfort, which can lead to infections. Our prosthodontists are experts in ensuring proper fit, even as our patient’s mouths change.