Tried and true, full and partial dentures have stood the test of time because of their accessibility as well as practicality. In fact, current dentures are much more evolved, comfortable, and natural-looking than those of the past. Excluding any tooth removal by our Greater Orlando, FL, dentists prior to getting started, there is no oral surgery involved in the placement of dentures.

Full dentures are ideal for patients needing all teeth replaced whereas partial dentures replace one or two.

Here’s what you need to know about dentures.

How Dentures Work

No matter which type of dentures you choose, both have a flesh-colored acrylic base that’s built to rest on top of your gums and provide a seamless solution to missing teeth. There are also no dental implants used unlike with implant-supported dentures which means you don’t need to worry about the healing time associated with that procedure.

In terms of standard dentures, there are immediate, full, and partial dentures. A patient with all or most of their teeth missing may be best served by a full denture whereas someone with one or two gone can get by just fine with only a partial denture. As far as an immediate denture is concerned, this can be worn in the time after teeth are extracted but before the final denture is available.

Regardless, our team will start by taking impressions of your mouth. These are then sent to a dental lab where the dentures themselves can be constructed. Once they’re ready, the full or partial denture is sent back to our Ocoee, FL, dental office where our dentists will make sure the fit is perfect.

Getting Used to Having Dentures

The main thing to remember with dentures is that they take time to feel “normal”. On average, this takes a few weeks and requires daily practice in the form of at-home speaking exercises. You can also expect more saliva to accumulate in your mouth, minor soreness or irritation, and a general bulky feeling.

Over time, these feelings will dissipate and you’ll settle into your new life with dentures. If you ever notice more serious discomfort or believe that the dentures are ill-fitting, please reach out to our dentists and we’ll resolve the issue.

Smile Proud With New Dentures

Not wanting dental implants doesn’t mean you can’t still have a beautiful smile. Our dentists serving Greater Orlando, FL, can discuss every detail with you one-on-one if you’re interested. Call Classic Smiles today at (407) 378-0139 to request an appointment.