Denture FAQs

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Do you have questions about dentures? If so, we are happy to give you the answers! We have provided four frequently asked questions about dentures in this blog, and we hope this helps you. If you still have denture questions remaining, please remember that you can always call Professional Dental & Implant Center at (212) 579-0552 and ask a member of our helpful dental team.

What is the difference between complete and partial dentures?
Complete and partial dentures are quite different. Complete dentures are made to replace all of your teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted, even though you have no natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures are made to fill a gap in your smile and replace your few missing teeth. The partial is placed into the gap of your smile and it is clasped to the remaining teeth that lie on both sides of the gap in your mouth. The complete denture is placed over your gums and is suctioned to the roof of your mouth.

What do dentures feel like?
Your denture might feel a little odd at first, but that’s only because your mouth is not used to it. You might also feel a little irritated and sore, but once your cheeks and tongue get used to the appliance, everything will feel natural and right.

How will dentures make me feel?
Dentures will make you a bit frustrated at the beginning—but only because it will be a little difficult to chew and speak. However, with some practice, you will love your denture in no time. All you need to do is start by eating small, soft foods and speaking and reading out loud to help your mouth familiarize itself with the appliance.

How often would I wear dentures?
Your dentist might recommend that you wear your appliance for 24 hours at the beginning. This will help your mouth feel more comfortable with the denture. It will also help us know if there needs to be any adjustments made. After you are familiar with the appliance, you will only need to wear it during the day.

If you have decided that dentures are the right tooth-replacement option for you, call our office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher. We look forward to meeting with you!