Dentures are handy appliances when you’re missing all or just a few of your permanent teeth. They can be extremely helpful when you’re looking to enhance your smile and improve your oral health. To help you know more about dentures in New Castle, Indiana, so you can find out if they are the right restoration for you, Dr. Seth Conley and our dental team are happy to give you some facts about dentures!
Dentures come in two different forms: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth on the lower, upper, or both of your jaws. Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth in a row and they clasp onto the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap in your mouth. Both appliances have a pink base that represent gum tissue and they have strong replacement teeth that offer natural-looking results.
Dentures might feel a little uncomfortable when you first start to wear them, but that will pass with time. Once your tongue and cheeks become accustomed to the appliance, it will feel natural in your mouth. To quicken the process, you can practice saying difficult words as well as chew when the dentures are in your mouth.
Dentures are typically worn 24 hours a day, especially when you first get them. This means you’ll need to wear them at night. However, this might not be the case all the time. Your dentist might recommend only wearing your dentures during the day and taking them out of your mouth at night before bed.
Are you interested in enhancing your smile with dentures? If so, please call Family Dental Care of New Castle at 765-529-4300 at your earliest convenience. If you schedule an appointment, our dental team will be more than happy to meet with you and see if this is the right option for you!