Dentures (New York) are replacements for lost teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. Although dentures take some getting used to and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, modern dentures have a more natural appearance and provide a better fit than ever before.
There are two main kinds of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you decide the kind of denture that best suits you by determining the number of teeth that need to be replaced and thus the cost of making the denture.
How Do Dentures (New York) Work?
With full dentures (New York), a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of the mouth while that of the lower denture is horseshoe shaped to accommodate your tongue.
Dentures are specially made in a dental lab from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will decide which type of dentures is best for you.
How Long Before I Get Used to My Dentures (New York)?
New dentures (New York) might feel awkward or uncomfortable during the first several weeks up to a few months. Eating and speaking with dentures might take a little practice. A bulky or loose feeling is common while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to keep your dentures in place. People who are not used to dentures experience excessive saliva flow, the feeling that their tongue does not have enough room, mild irritation or soreness. If you experience irritation, visit your dentist.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Over a period of time, your denture will have to be relined, remade, or rebased due to regular wear. Rebasing is the process of making a new base while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, a person’s mouth naturally changes with age. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing problematic and irritating your gums. At the very least, you should visit your dentist one a year for a checkup.