If you’ve lost a large amount of natural teeth, a custom-made denture from Franklin Dental Center can provide your smile with comprehensive, affordable coverage. Dentures have been around for hundreds of years, and they allow patients to use their “teeth” and remove them from the mouth as they please. There are multiple types of dentures, including:
Additionally, full dentures can be split into two distinct categories:
It is very likely that your denture will feel a little awkward at first within the mouth. Many patients have trouble with determining where their tongue should naturally lay, for instance. Others may experience issues with the bulkiness or the looseness of the prosthetic, and during this adjustment period, speech and eating habits can become different as a result. Over time, though, your denture should begin to feel like natural teeth. If it does not, please let our team know so that we can help!
Although dentures are not your natural teeth, they should still be cared for in the same fashion. When you remove the prosthetic from the mouth, brush them thoroughly so that any stuck food particles are bacteria are removed. Then, place it in a cup that contains room temperature water (NOT hot water, as it can warp the denture) or denture cleaning solution. Also, make sure to be careful with them! If you drop your denture, it can cause significant damage.