Sometimes dental work can be confusing and overwhelming, especially dentures. So, to help you understand dentures a little bit more, our Lawrence H. Zabner, DMD team is more than happy to help you! We have provided the answers to the following questions to give you the information you are looking for:
Q: What are the differences between complete and partial dentures?
A: There are many differences between complete and partial dentures. In fact, complete dentures are made to replace all of your teeth. This appliance is needed when you have a gummy smile. Partial dentures are made to replace a few missing teeth in one area of the mouth. This appliance is needed when you have a gap in your smile. A complete denture is suctioned to the roof of your mouth while a partial denture is clasped to the neighboring teeth.
Q: How are dentures made?
A: Your dentist will make a series of impressions of your jaw and will take measurements of your mouth. Then, he will create a mold that will represent your new dentures. You will try on this mold and will make any changes necessary. Lastly, your dentist will cast the final denture and you will make sure it exceeds all expectations.
Q: How will dentures feel?
A: Dentures might feel a little uncomfortable at first, but that will go away when your cheek muscles and tongue learn how to keep the appliance in place. You might also experience increased saliva production, but that is normal.
Q: What is denture adhesive?
A: Denture adhesive is a paste, powder, or pad that is placed on the appliance to keep it in place.
Q: Are dentures worn 24 hours a day?
A: Your dentist might recommend wearing your dentures for 24 hours a day at first so you can get used to the appliance. But as time goes on, you might only need to wear it during the day and take it out of your mouth right before you go to bed.
If this information didn’t answer all of your questions, please call our office today at 818-766-5246 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawrence H. Zabner if you’re interested in seeing if dentures in Toluca Lake, California, are right for you. We look forward to helping you!