If you have questions about dentures, our James A. Johnson, DDS team is more than happy to help you!
Dentures in Houston, Texas, are great dental appliances that can improve your oral health and enhance your appearance. To help you know more about this product, we have provided the answers to the following questions:
Q: What are the differences between complete and partial dentures?
A: Complete dentures replace all of your missing teeth while partial dentures only replace a few missing teeth in a specific area of the mouth. Complete dentures are suctioned to the roof of the mouth while partial dentures are clasped to the two neighboring teeth.
Q: How are dentures made?
A: Your dentist will make a series of impressions of your jaw. Then, he will create a mold that replicates the exact shape and position of your soon-to-be-made denture. You will try the mold on and will make any adjustments necessary. Next, he will cast a final denture and you will make sure it fits perfectly in your mouth.
Q: How will dentures feel?
A: Your dentures might feel a little uncomfortable, odd, or loose for a few weeks. However, they will start to feel natural once your cheek muscles and tongue learn how to keep the appliance in place. You might also experience an increase in saliva flow. This is normal.
Q: What is denture adhesive?
A: Denture adhesive is a product that is placed over the denture to help keep it in place. It can come in the form of a paste, powder, or pad.
Q: Are dentures worn 24 hours a day?
A: Your dentist will give you a recommendation on the number of hours you should wear your dentures. In the beginning, you might be instructed to wear them 24/7, even while you sleep, but as time passes, you might only need to wear them during the day.
If you have additional questions about dentures that were not included in this blog, please feel free to call our office today at 713.988.0536 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Johnson if you would like to see if dentures are right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!