A denture is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. The Dentures are custom made for the patients who have partial or completely missing teeth and classifying them on that basis, they are of two types: complete and partial dentures.

People who have lost most or all of their teeth are ideal candidates for complete dentures. A partial denture is suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining.

Fitting a denture takes about one month and five appointments. An initial diagnosis is made then an impression and a wax bite are made to determine vertical dimensions and proper jaw position. After the taking dimensions a "try-in" is placed to assure proper color shape and fit. Only after these steps have been taken is the patient's final denture placed.

New denture wearers need time to get accustomed to their new teeth because even the best fitting dentures will feel awkward at first. While most people can begin to speak normally within a few hours many people report discomfort with eating for several days to a few weeks after having dentures fitted.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

Whether you need complete dentures, partial dentures, replacement of your old dentures or denture repair, call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.

Dr. Wang's Tips

  • Tips for eating with dentures:

    • Don't bite with your front teeth or pull your food outward from your mouth.
    • Chew food on both sides of your mouth simultaneously to stabilize your dentures
    • Cut food into small pieces
    • When you first eat with your dentures, you should avoid sticky foods, raw vegetables and hard-to-chew meats.
    • It is more difficult to feel inside your mouth when you wear dentures, so be careful with hot foods and anything with small bones.
  • Tips for caring removable dentures:

    • Take out your denture before sleeping
    • Remove the denture and rinse your mouth with a mouth wash once daily
    • Clean your denture frequently with denture toothpaste
    • Visit your dentist when you develop sores or experience sudden difficulty in speaking or eating.
    • Make sure you get your denture reevaluated at every 6 months interval