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How Do Dentures Work?

How Do Dentures Work?
Posted on 02/04/2019

Your Trusted Venice, FL Dentist

At Acker, Lehninger & Holbrook, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care for patients of all ages throughout Venice, FL. As your trusted dentists, Drs. Acker, Lehninger, and Holbrook proudly offer treatments including dentures and partials for those patients with missing teeth. Let’s take a look at a few common questions about dentures to help you understand how they can help.


What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a customized appliance made to look and function just like the natural teeth. If you’ve lost multiple teeth or an entire row of teeth, your jaw and bite will lose function over time. Because the teeth and jawbone support the shape of your face, your facial structure will also begin to change and droop downward, giving the classic aged appearance commonly associated with missing teeth. Dentures are the perfect solution to restore your smile, and also allow for proper speaking and eating.


How Do Dentures Work?

Dentures are customized to fit your individual smile after your Venice, FL dentist takes impressions and photographs of your mouth. An acrylic base that matches the color of your flesh will fit over your gums, while the bases of the dentures cover your upper and lower jaws, accommodating for the palate and tongue.


Will Dentures Feel Normal?

When you first start wearing your dentures, they will feel uncomfortable and strange, and you’ll need several weeks to get used to the feeling of wearing them. You’ll also need time to adjust to speaking and eating with your dentures. You may experience gum soreness or irritation, and you may feel like your appliance is coming loose. These are all normal experiences. However, rest assured that you will grow accustomed to your dentures with time, and soon you’ll be able to smile, talk, eat, and perform all of your normal activities with increased ease. You may also find increased confidence due to the new beautiful smile that dentures provide. If you experience prolonged difficulty with your dentures, contact your Venice, FL dentist to schedule a visit.


How Well Do Dentures Stay in Place?

Dentures stay in place through a suction seal of saliva between your gums and teeth. Partial dentures tend to stay in place a bit better than full dentures because the roots of the teeth left can help hold them steady. However, if you are missing all teeth, you may receive dental implants to attach your dentures and keep them in place.


Contact Acker, Lehninger & Holbrook Today!

Drs. Acker, Lehninger and Holbrook are committed to helping our Venice, FL patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles for life. If you have any further questions about dentures, our other treatments, or anything related to dental care, we welcome you to contact us today. Or, book an appointment now and come to visit us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Arthur I. Acker, D.M.D., Nicole R. Lehninger, D.M.D., and Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D.

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