Dentures are meant to replace missing teeth and can either be permanent or removable. While they may take some time to get used to, our team at Leedy Dental make sure that your dentures are as natural and as comfortable as ever.
Traditional full dentures include an acrylic base designed to mimic your natural gums, which is placed on top. The base of the upper denture shields the roof of your mouth, while the lower half has a shape of a horseshoe to accommodate the tongue. Today, we also offer implant supported dentures that don’t require the base, so they’re less bulky and more life-like and secure.
Our state of the art in-house dental lab primarily creates two types of dentures: full and partial. After an initial consultation, our dental specialists will help you to choose which type would be appropriate (according to all or some teeth being replaced) and cost-effective for you.
All dentures created at our in-house lab are custom-made according to the impressions of your jaw.
Initially, you may feel awkward or uncomfortable. Eating and speaking will be a bit difficult but will improve with practice. A heavy or loose feeling in the mouth is natural since the muscles and tongue adapt to the new device. Excessive flow of saliva, feeling of soreness around the tongue and minor irritation is not unusual. However, if these symptoms persist without improvement, consult your dentist immediately.
Dentures need to be periodically aligned, remade and rebased (making a new base while retaining the existing denture teeth). Adaptations also need to be made according to changes with age. The minimum period for a denture is between three to six months, after which a replacement is advised.
The following tips will help you care for and maintain your dentures:
If you’re ready to remember what it was like to live without worrying about your teeth, we would love to help you improve your smile, your confidence, and your quality of life with our modern denture options.
If you have any questions about dentures or are ready to schedule a consultation with your Abilene denture dentist, Dr. Leedy, Dr. Webb or Dr. Green at Leedy Dental, give us a call today at (325) 268-0013 or schedule a visit online!
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