Have you lost several or all of your teeth? If so, improve your ability to speak and eat and restore your smile with dentures from Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Led by Grant Allen, DDS, the team offers partial and complete denture options to accommodate you, no matter the state of your teeth. If you’re ready to get your smile back, schedule a denture consultation with Rio Rancho Family Dental Care today. Book your appointment over the phone or through the online booking tool.
What are dentures?
Dentures are oral appliances that replace missing teeth. Dentures work best for those who are missing several or all of their teeth. People can lose teeth for any number of reasons, including:
- Injury and trauma
- Advanced periodontal disease
Regardless of why you’ve lost your teeth, dentures might be right for you if you want to restore the beauty, function, and health of your smile.
Dentures are removable and come in two main styles: partial dentures and complete dentures.
Partial dentures restore the function of your smile if you’re missing some but not all of your teeth. Often, partial dentures attach to your remaining natural teeth using clasps or a thin framework.
Complete dentures replace the teeth of full dental arches. You may get dentures for your upper dental arch, your lower dental arch, or both. Typically, you hold complete dentures in place using denture adhesive or through suction.
Some dentures, called overdentures, fit over your remaining natural teeth instead of adhering to them or to your gums. Overdentures are supported by the stability your natural teeth provide. The team may also place overdentures on dental implants.
What are the benefits of getting dentures?
In addition to replacing your missing teeth, dentures offer you a variety of benefits, including the restoration of:
- Your natural facial volume
- The ability to chew and eat properly
- The ability to talk properly
Custom-made dentures from Rio Rancho Family Dental Care can also beautify your smile.
Are dentures uncomfortable?
When you first begin wearing your dentures, expect to feel somewhat uncomfortable. Your jaw, face, and mouth muscles need time to adjust to your dentures and figure out the best way to hold them in place.
During this period of adjustment, your dentures may feel loose or bulky, and you may notice that you’re producing more saliva. Rarely, you may experience temporary nausea or soreness.
After a few weeks, your dentures should feel normal, and it’ll be much easier to talk and eat with them in. Before you know it, you’ll feel strange without them.
If missing teeth are holding you back, regain control with dentures. To find out more, schedule a consultation with Rio Rancho Family Dental Care online or over the phone today.