Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth and gums that replace missing teeth. At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the team provide partial and full dentures to patients who need to restore their smiles. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment and learn what types of dentures are best for you.
Dentures can replace one or more teeth that have been lost due to decay, illness, or injury. Full dentures replace an entire row, while partial dentures fill in one or more missing teeth.
Dentures are removable for cleaning, sleeping, and other activities. The dentists at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon customize dentures to fit your mouth and match your natural colorations.
Dentures may be the answer if you’re not ready for dental implants.
The providers at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon offer several different dentures to meet various needs:
Partial dentures feature prosthetic teeth attached to a pink plastic base. They have metal frameworks and clasps that connect to your natural teeth. They blend right in with your natural smile.
Full dentures replace an entire upper or lower row of teeth. They have a gum-colored base that suctions to your mouth. You may need additional dental adhesive to keep them in place. Your dentist works with you to design dentures that fit your mouth perfectly.
Overdentures attach to the mouth using different dental attachments and fit over existing natural teeth or overdenture implants. Your dentist recommends overdentures for people missing numerous teeth.
Your new dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks. Your mouth may produce extra saliva. The muscles of your cheeks and tongue need to adapt to the dentures and learn how to hold them in place when you smile, speak, and chew.
It’s normal to have some temporary irritation or soreness when you get new dentures. As your mouth adjusts, these side effects go away.
Remove dentures at night to care for them. Rinse them gently under warm, not hot, water. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to cleanse all the surfaces of the prosthetic teeth. When not wearing your dentures, cover them in water or a denture solution.
Rinse your mouth and brush your gums, the roof of your mouth, and your tongue before you wear your dentures. This reduces bacteria and helps prevent infection or bad breath.
Find out more about your denture options by setting up an appointment at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon. Call today or use the online tool to request your visit.