Dentures are a removable solution for replacing missing teeth and tissue surrounding your teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth.
Dentures come in two different types – full (complete) dentures and partial dentures. When all of your teeth are missing, complete dentures are used to replace the full set of teeth. If only some teeth are missing, partial dentures will work. Partial dentures can also help prevent your teeth from shifting into the spaces where natural teeth are missing.
If you need complete dentures you have two options: conventional dentures or immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are made about 4-6 weeks after the teeth are gone and your gum tissue has healed. The patient will go without teeth for this 4-6 weeks. Immediate dentures are made before the teeth are removed and placed immediately after the removal so that the patient doesn’t have to go without teeth. Adjustments are made once the gum tissue heals.
Dentures have been a reliable solution for missing teeth for many years. Even though they are durable and last for years, they will need some repairs and readjustments due to normal wear.
Reasons for dentures:
- Missing all the teeth (Complete Dentures)
- Missing a few or several teeth (Partial Dentures)
- Enhance your smile or the facial tissue
- Improve issues with chewing, speech, and digestion
What does getting dentures involve?
When you come into our office for dentures, it’ll be done in a series of appointments. Dr. Schmorr will take highly accurate molds of your teeth, measurements in order to make your dentures custom-fit to your mouth. We may bring you in for several “try-in” appointments to make sure your dentures fit properly and are the proper shape, size, and color. Your final fitting will make sure that your dentures are placed, adjusted and feel comfortable and natural to you.
Experiencing some soreness and an increase in saliva is natural for new dentures. You may also experience difficulty chewing or with speech, but these symptoms subside as your muscles adjust to your new set of dentures.
Our team will go over everything you need to know about taking care of your dentures before you leave. You will receive cleaning and care instructions and also be instructed on how frequently to visit Dr. Schmorr for regular check-ups.