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Full Dentures

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss every year. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) reports that more than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth. If you fall into this group, Prosthodontic Dental Group can help you obtain full dentures. Dentures will give you a bright new smile, allow you to chew and speak with normalcy, and improve your everyday life.

What are full dentures?

Full dentures consist of prosthetic teeth set in an acrylic base. The base is pink and designed to look like your gum tissue. The teeth are typically made of resin or porcelain—materials that closely mimic the properties of natural tooth enamel.

You may be surprised by just how natural a modern denture can appear. Thanks to advancements in technology, there have been great improvements in the quality, comfort, and aesthetics of dentures. At Prosthodontic Dental Group, we believe you will feel comfortable and confident wearing one of our state-of-the-art dentures.

An upper denture features a palate that extends from the base and covers the roof of your mouth. This keeps your denture more secure. A lower denture is typically designed into a horseshoe shape to accommodate your tongue, and securely rest on the gum and bone tissues. In some cases, a lower denture can also be secured using dental implants. Talk with our team to learn more about implant-supported dentures.

Adjusting to Dentures

Close up of a set of full dentures on a table at dentist office in Sacramento, CA.It may take some time to adjust to a new denture. You may feel awkward and uncomfortable for the first few weeks. For example, it may take some practice before you can properly eat and speak with your new denture. Once you get used to the sensation of wearing dentures, these problems will fade.

In the beginning, try to stick with foods that are easy to eat. Soft foods are an excellent way to feel more confident about eating and avoiding dislodging your dentures. One technique involves chewing food with both sides of your mouth. This may feel odd at first, but it will become second nature with time.

Taking Care of Your Dentures

Cleaning your dentures may sound like a chore at first, but it can become as simple as brushing and flossing your teeth. Dentures must be removed to be cleaned. After you eat a meal, be sure to take them out and rinse them with cool water. At least once a day, be sure to brush your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be careful with certain toothpastes that contains abrasives as they can scratch your dentures. We suggest cleaning your dentures with a denture cleaner that is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dentures should be removed before sleep and placed in a denture cleaning solution or water. It is crucial to keep your dentures from drying out because they will warp. If you wear your dentures to bed, you risk irritating your gum tissue and causing infection.

Over time, your denture will need to be repaired, replaced, or realigned. As you age, your mouth will naturally change and may cause your denture to loosen. If you notice any issues, please contact Prosthodontic Dental Group as soon as possible.

Schedule a Consultation Visit

If you are interested in receiving a full denture, call (916) 264-9655, and schedule your consultation visit today!
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