A denture is one of the many options for replacing an entire set of teeth. It consists of a custom-made plate of acrylic with custom-made teeth that you wear to replace your teeth. Bellingham Family Dentistry provides personalized denture treatment that meets your needs and comfort level.
Types of Dentures
Traditional Dentures: Traditional dentures are held in by suction or a small amount of adhesive.
Implant-Supported Dentures: Dentures can be combined with implants in various ways to allow them to snap in and out, or even be permanently affixed in your mouth.
Dentures at Bellingham Family Dentistry
The process of making a traditional denture at our Plano dental office takes around five appointments. They consist of impression and various measurements to customize the dentures to have the correct function and aesthetics to allow you to eat and speak normally. You will be heavily involved in the final checks for cosmetics, comfort, and function.
Life with Dentures
Well-fit dentures should allow for the eating of most foods. The main food restrictions are avoiding any thing extremely hard and crunchy, and biting hard things with your front teeth. The denture and teeth are made of a reinforced acrylic material, but things like ice and hard nuts can break a denture. Also, if you have a traditional denture, biting into something like an apple can dislodge the denture and make it pop loose.
Denture hygiene is also vital to maintain the health of your mouth. You need to remove your dentures every night and not sleep in them. This prevents any overgrowth of natural bacteria and fungus in your mouth or on the denture. We recommend cleaning your denture with either a commercial denture cleaning or any kind of liquid soap. Also, soak your denture overnight in a commercial denture cleaner at last once a week.