Are Dentures right for you?
Dentures are removable devices for missing teeth and surrounding tissues that can be taken out and put back in your mouth. While there is an adjustment period where you get used to them, Trinity Dental Centers provides natural-looking, comfortable options to help support and improve your smile.
We Have Different Options for Dentures
Trinity Dental offers both full and partial dentures for your upper and/ or lower jaw. Depending on whether you need just a few or all of your teeth replaced, your Trinity Dental Centers dentist will help you decide the best option regarding whether you will need a full or partial set.
They will be made after your teeth have been removed and the gum tissue begins healing. A full denture is ready for installation in the mouth around two to three months after the teeth have been removed. A partial denture is usually made of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base, which is attached to a metal structure that holds the device in place in the mouth. They are typically used when one or more natural teeth exist in the upper or lower jaw area.
How Long Will it Take to Adjust?
Any prosthetic device can feel uncomfortable during the first few weeks or months. Eating certain foods and speaking may take a bit of practice. You may also experience increased saliva production or mouth sores. Our Trinity Dental team will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are comfortable and adjusting to your new prosthetics. Patience and wearing them regularly will help the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold them in place and allow your mouth to get used to their new helpers.
At Trinity Dental Centers, we are committed to restoring your teeth to a beautiful and functioning state. Our full and partial dentures are both excellent options that can get you to the smile of your dreams!
How Do I Take Care of My Dentures?
- When handling, hold them over a folded towel so they have a soft landing if they fall. They are delicate and can break if they fall on a hard surface.
- When not in use always keep them in water or cleaning solution so that they do not dry out. Never place them in hot water, as this will cause shape change
- Brush them daily to prevent staining, food buildup, and plaque from occurring.
- Visit your Trinity Dental Centers dentist if they begin to feel loose. Do not attempt to fix or bend your prosthetics in any way as they can chip, crack, or break without professional dental handling.