What Are Dentures?
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to and don’t ever feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures have a natural look and are more comfortable than ever before.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. We will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. We will then determine which of the three types of dentures described below is best for you.
Cost of Dentures
New dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks or even months. Eating and speaking with dentures might take a little practice. A bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Excessive saliva flow, a feeling that the tongue does not have adequate room, and minor irritation or soreness are also not unusual. If you experience irritation, you need to see your dentist.
The cost of dentures varies patient by patient. A FLOSS Dental professional can provide you with an estimate for your specific situation when you are ready!
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Over a period of time, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. Rebasing means making a new base while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. How long do dentures last is a common question given all of this. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should schedule a checkup with us annually