Renew Your Smile with Full Dentures
Full dentures are by far the oldest tooth replacement model still relied on by countless patients today – in fact, versions of them were in use thousands of years ago! These custom-made prosthetics are designed to replace the upper row of teeth or the lower row, and today’s models are more modern, reliable, and comfortable than ever before.
At Mingel Dental, our dentists take their time to ensure an ideal fit for each patient, designing a full denture that both looks attractive within the mouth and feels functional. We also provide implant-retained models for patients who are interested in a more sturdy and permanent solution to their tooth loss. Contact our office today to schedule your first consultation. Our team looks forward to meeting you!
Am I A Candidate for Full Dentures?
When you are missing all of your teeth on the top or bottom row of the mouth (or all of your teeth in general), dentures are an excellent, cost-effective way to replace them so that you can eat and speak confidently once more. Our doctors may also recommend a full denture if you have remaining teeth, but they’re damaged or badly decayed; these teeth can be removed to accommodate the new denture. With full dentures, we’re able to control the size, shape, and color of your new teeth, creating a consistent and natural-looking smile for patients in need.
What Keeps Full Dentures Securely in Place?
Full dentures need to be placed over the gum tissue so that natural suction can kick in between the tissue and the denture itself. This will typically be all the patient needs to keep the denture in place. However, denture adhesive can also be used for added stability. If you’re still regularly experiencing slippage with your denture, consider investing in implant-retained dentures with the help of our team.
How Do I Know if My Full Dentures Fit Right?
Once you’ve received your full denture, patients will need to allow some time to successfully adjust to the fit and feel of the prosthetic. While it may feel awkward at first, you should be able to speak, eat, and smile with the denture. If you’re experiencing any of the issues below, it’s likely that the fit is not quite right; please contact our practice right away so that we can readjust your full denture.
- You’re experiencing significant discomfort/pain when wearing the denture.
- The denture constantly slips when you’re eating, speaking, or smiling.
- Your gum tissue gets very sore after wearing the denture.
- Your mouth is accumulating lots of excessive saliva.
- Your mouth is abnormally dry.
How Should I Care For My Full Dentures?
Full dentures are removable, and we ask that patients take them out on a regular basis when practicing oral hygiene. Like your natural teeth, dentures will also gradually accumulate bacteria and plaque over time; to combat this, you will need to brush the false teeth and gums with mild soap or dishwashing detergent – tooth paste is too abrasive for traditional dentures! Our team can also recommend a quality denture cleaner upon request.