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Dentures Specialist

Keep Smiling Dental PC

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Belleville, NJ

Are you interested in restoring your smile? If so, consider dentures with Keep Smiling Dental PC in Bellville, New Jersey. Led by Frouzandeh Mahdi, DMD, and Elizabeth Sandoval, DMD, the practice offers both complete and partial denture solutions. To learn more, contact the practice over the phone or via the online booking tool today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable oral appliances that Keep Smiling Dental PC offers to replace missing teeth. Dentures are a good choice for individuals who are missing several or all of their teeth. You can lose teeth for any number of reasons, including:

  • Injury and trauma
  • Decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Aging 

Regardless of why you’ve lost your teeth, dentures can help if you want to restore the beauty, function, and health of your smile. 

Dentures are customized in a lab to fit your unique needs. They come in two forms: partial dentures and complete dentures.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures serve those who are missing some but not all of their teeth. Typically, partial dentures attach to your remaining natural teeth using clasps or a thin framework.

Sometimes, your team may recommend overdentures. These partial dentures fit over your remaining natural teeth or attach to dental implants.

Complete dentures

Complete dentures, also called full dentures, replace entire arches of missing teeth. The practice can create dentures for your upper dental arch, your lower dental arch, or both. 

Usually, denture adhesive or suction holds your complete dentures in place.

What is it like adjusting to my new dentures?

When you first get your dentures, your jaw, face, and mouth muscles feel somewhat uncomfortable. As time goes on, however, you will adjust to your dentures.

During this adjustment period, expect your dentures to feel loose or bulky. You may also notice that you’re producing more saliva, and rarely, you may experience temporary nausea or soreness.

After just a few weeks, your dentures should feel more natural, and you’ll be able to easily talk and eat with them in. Before long, you’ll feel strange without them.

How do I take care of my dentures?

If you want your dentures to last as long as possible and perform at an optimal level, you need only follow a few basic steps. These include:

Brush your dentures

First, take your dentures out every night to brush them thoroughly with a toothbrush. As with natural teeth, brushing prevents bacteria and plaque from forming on your dentures and helps prevent stains.

Keep your dentures moist

To prevent damage, don’t let your dentures dry out. Whenever you’re not wearing them, keep them moist by soaking them either in plain water or a denture-cleaning solution. 

If you store your dentures in water, make sure it’s cold or room temperature, because heat can warp your dentures.

Clean your mouth

To keep bacteria at bay and to stimulate circulation in your gums, clean your mouth every morning before putting in your dentures. For the best results, brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft toothbrush. 

Schedule regular maintenance visits

Lastly, ensure the efficacy of your dentures and maintain good oral health by booking regular visits with the practice for denture maintenance. 

What should I do if I damage my dentures?

If you notice any chips, breaks, cracks, or other signs of damage to your dentures, reach out to Keep Smiling Dental PC to repair them and mitigate further damage.

Likewise, if you feel like your dentures are no longer fitting correctly, never try to adjust them yourself. This could result in irreparable damage. Instead, come into the practice to get them fixed. 

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, don’t wait to restore your smile’s beauty and function. To learn more about dentures and if they’re right for you, reach out to Keep Smiling Dental PC online or over the phone today.