At Aarohi Dental, our dental team does everything possible to help patients keep their natural teeth strong and healthy. In certain circumstances, it isn’t always possible to keep all your natural teeth. In situations like these, our dentists might recommend complete or partial dentures.

What are Complete Dentures?

Complete dentures act as a set of replacement teeth for patients who have little of their original teeth remaining. Prior to using complete dentures, th dentist will remove any remaining teeth. This must be done so that the the complete dentures can fit properly. Once the teeth removal is completed, the dentist makes a mold of your gums and submits the mold to a dental lab.

At the dental lab, a customized set of dentures are constructed for you. During this time, a temporary set of dentures are provided to the patient. Once your permanent dentures arrive at our office, a dentist will make sure the permanent dentures fit your mouth comfortably.

What are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures act as replacement teeth when there are only a few teeth missing in the patient’s mouth. Partial dentures have the replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base in order to create a natural looking smile when the appliance is used by the patient. Partial dentures are typically removable.

What Should I Know About Getting Dentures?

Many patients have concerns when getting dentures. Here is a short list of information that patients should read and understand prior to getting dentures:

  • Dentures can feel loose or strange for the first few weeks. During that time, the muscles and tongue are learning how to keep the dentures in place. These issues will lessen as your mouth adjusts to the dentures.
  • Dentures are designed to look like natural teeth, so there should be little to no change in your appearance.
  • Patients can have difficulty pronouncing certain words after being fitted for dentures. It is recommended that you practice speaking these words out loud until you get more comfortable at pronouncing them.
  • It can taken some practice getting used to eating with dentures. Ideally, patients should start off with soft foods and work their way up back to their normal diet. If at all possible, avoid foods that are sticky, hard, or overly chewy.

Request an Appointment

If you would like to know more about dentures, please do not hesitate to contact us today. You can request an appointment with us in order to find out if complete or partial dentures are right for you. Our dental team is dedicated when it comes to giving patients the healthiest and brightest smiles possible.