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Dentures are removable, custom-fitted replacement teeth that are crafted from strong, durable materials like acrylic resin which can be reinforced with porcelain or metal. There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial. Kathy replaced her worn upper denture and restored her lower teeth to be healthy, strong, and beautiful! These are a few of the common problems we see:

  • Dentures should be comfortable. Although you may need time to adjust to a new denture, you should not accept continuous pain or discomfort.
  • Dentures should not come loose unexpectedly.
  • Denture teeth will wear with time which may result in an incorrect bite or a poor appearance.
  • Changes in the denture fit and condition can lead to swollen gums and soreness along with eating and speaking problems.

Simply relining your existing denture may correct problems caused by changes to the soft and hard tissue in your mouth. In other cases, a complete new denture may be required. Several appointments may be required to get the correct fit. Make sure you select a dentist who is willing to take the time necessary to make a denture that fits you correctly and looks natural. Kathy came to see us last year with a worn denture and severely worn lower teeth. After a review of the options, she decided to replace her upper dentures and restore her lower teeth to be healthy, strong, and beautiful. Kathy loves her new smile! If you, a friend, or loved one has questions about dentures, give us a call. We would love to show you what we can do. Contact Dr. Julie Gillis at 242-3635 or visit www.juliegillisdds.com for more information.