A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures fill in the space between remaining healthy teeth.
If you have most or all of your teeth, or many of your teeth been severely damaged, ask Dr. Hammons about complete dentures. For patients with just a few missing teeth, a partial denture may be the right treatment for you. Our dedicated dentists create natural-looking custom dentures that will restore your confidence in your smile.
Our team works hard to make sure your dentures:
- Improve your chewing ability so that you can enjoy your favorite foods.
- Make speech easier.
- Provide support for your facial muscles.
- Greatly enhance your smile’s aesthetic and overall appearance.
Dentures can be supported in a few different ways:
- Forming a seal with the gums: Traditional complete dentures have a pink plastic base that suctions to the gums. Wearers use denture adhesive to strengthen the seal.
- Anchoring to neighboring teeth: Partial dentures can clasp to the natural teeth remaining on either side of the gap.
- Attaching to dental implants: Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone and serve as replacement tooth roots. An abutment connects the dental implants to the new teeth for reliable security.
You have plenty of options when you see us at Hammons Family Dental. Your tooth replacement process should be rewarding. We will answer all of your questions and assess your smile so that we can select the correct treatment.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
When you first get dentures, you can make your experience easier by remembering the following recommendations:
- For the first few weeks, the denture will take some getting used to, but you will adjust quickly.
- Your denture should fit easily into place. If the denture’s fit feels forced or you must bite it to get the denture into position, come see us for an adjustment.
- Start out by eating small, cut-up foods. Chew on both sides of the mouth, applying even pressure all over the denture.
- Stand over a sink of water or a folded towel when washing your denture. If the denture falls onto a hard surface, it may break.
- Use denture brushes and cleansers to clean your dentures. Never use water that is too hot. Keep the denture in soaking solution or water when not in use.
We keep your comfort in mind while you are becoming accustomed to your new smile. If you have any questions or would like us to adjust your denture, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Giving You a Great Restorative Experience
Everyone deserves a beautiful and confident smile. If you’re interested in restorative dentistry, contact Hammons Family Dental today.