CONVENTIONAL AND IMPLANT-RETAINED
If you’re losing all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. As a first time denture wearer, you will require quite a bit more care than someone who has worn dentures for years and just needs a new replacement denture.
New dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. You’ve had natural teeth your whole life. Dentures are very different. It’s a lot like learning how to walk all over again. Do not panic if your dentures feel large or awkward when you first get them. It takes time for the muscles of your cheeks and tongue to adjust to having dentures. With time and practice, this will pass and you will be eating, chewing, and speaking comfortably.
Implants can significantly help with retention and stability of dentures. Implants allow the denture to snap on and prevent the denture from moving around. If you have an existing denture that isn’t quite fitting well, ask us how implants can help.