Family Dental Care
General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Emergency Dentists located in West Palm Beach, FL
If missing teeth are keeping you from showing off your smile, dentures are a popular solution to replace them. Michael C. Westcott, DDS, and Sujay Trivedi, DMD, at Family Dental Care in West Palm Beach, Florida, will work closely with you to ensure your dentures look great and provide a secure fit that feels right for you. Call Family Dental Care today to learn about your options for dentures or use the online form to request an appointment to fix your smile now.
Dentures Q & A
What types of dentures are there?
Dentures provide replacements for some or all of your teeth. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth and rest on your gums. If you’re missing all of your top or bottom teeth, you need a full or complete denture to replace them.
Partial dentures are an option for people who are missing some, but not all of their teeth. They attach to the teeth that are still present and rest on the gums where teeth are missing.
Can I eat normally with dentures?
Most people require an adjustment period before they feel completely comfortable eating with dentures. Most people can eat normally once acclimated to the dentures, although hard or sticky foods may require more time and practice. Using a small amount of dental adhesive can help to stabilize the dentures as you learn how to chew with them.
How do I care for my dentures?
Dentures need to be brushed regularly to keep them clean. Dentures can also dry out, so place them in water when you’re not wearing them to keep them pliable. Mouthwash or denture cleaning tablets will keep them fresh when they are soaking. Remember to regularly brush your gums gently to keep them healthy as well.
If I get full upper and lower dentures do I still need dental exams?
While it may seem as though complete dentures on both the top and bottom of your mouth would eliminate the need for dental exams, you still need to see your dentist regularly.
During your office visits, the team at Family Dental Care examine your gums, screen for oral cancer and make adjustments to your dentures to ensure they maintain the proper fit.
What if my dentures aren’t secure or cause sore spots?
Dentures are designed to fit securely against the gums, but sometimes they can slip or move around in your mouth, causing irritation. Denture adhesives can reduce movement and improve comfort.
Left untreated, sore spots may lead to open wounds or infections, so prompt treatment is important to remedy any issues. If sore spots develop, call or book an appointment online with Family Dental Care so the team can make adjustments or ensure there are no underlying issues causing movement.
To learn more about dentures and find out if they are the right choice for replacing your missing teeth, call Family Dental Care or use the online tool to request an appointment.