Dentures: The Answers to Questions About the Appliance

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To help you know a little more about dentures in Oxford, Michigan, our Oxford Lakes Dental Care team has provided the answers to the following frequently asked 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, they 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, they 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.

For more information, tips, and details about dentures, please feel free to call our office today at 248-628-2540 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Sahutske. We are here help you understand dental work a little more so you can decide which treatment is best for your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!


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