A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, which are partial and complete dentures.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to replace all teeth.
Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile! Schedule an appointment with our Wyoming family dentist today to start a conversation about wearing dentures.
Dentures are used to restore the appearance and function of your smile if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned to take the place of natural teeth. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth. A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but is cemented into place using adjacent teeth for support.
While living with dentures may take some getting used to, many of our patients appreciate being able to improve their quality of life with a new smile. New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place and you are comfortable eating and speaking. Although this may require some practice, you will adjust and enjoy the benefits a full mouth of teeth can provide. Our Wyoming dentist will also be able to make slight adjustments as needed so your dentures fit comfortably.
Dr. Helmus DDS at River Ridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry strives to help patients restore their smiles after significant tooth loss. If you are interested in learning more about dentures, call our Wyoming family dentistry at (616) 538-7320.