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We understand that dentures have the potential to be confusing and mysterious, which is why we are here to help you know more about them! There are a lot of details about dentures that many people don’t know about, and we are happy to share them with you by giving you the answers to the following questions:

What is the difference between complete and partial dentures?
Complete and partial dentures are quite different. Complete dentures are made to fill your entire mouth with beautiful teeth when you have zero natural teeth remaining. The complete denture will be placed over your gums and will be suctioned into place. Partial dentures are made to fill a gap in your smile when you still have natural teeth remaining. All you need to do is place the denture in the gap and clasp it to the remaining teeth that lie on both sides.

What do dentures feel like?
Dentures might feel a bit bulky and uncomfortable at first, but that is completely normal. Once your cheek muscles and tongue become used to the appliance, it will feel like a natural piece of your mouth that you need. Your denture might also irritate and bother your mouth in the beginning, but that will go away with time.

How will dentures make me feel?
With some practice, your denture will make you feel confident and proud once again! However, when you first start using the appliance, talking and chewing might be a bit difficult. To fix that, all you need to do is eat small, soft foods and say difficult words out loud as much as possible.

How often would I wear dentures?
When you first get your denture, you will need to wear it 24/7. This will help your mouth get used to the appliance and it will also help us know what adjustments to make to your denture. Once time passes and we do what we need to, you will only need to wear it during the day.

For more information about dentures, call Acre Wood Dental today at 254 227-5082 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Johnson. We are here to help you in any way we can, and if you are interested in restoring your oral health with dentures, we are happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and determine if this is the best option for you. We look forward to helping you!