There are many different types of dentures. Partial dentures are used to replace some missing teeth while complete dentures are used when all the teeth that are missing. Partial dentures attach to the natural teeth that are still present while complete dentures will rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. Both of these types of dentures can also be attached using dental implants.
Initially, it may take time get used to having the dentures in your mouth and you may notice some minor difference in speech. But after about a week, your tongue, lips, and cheeks will quickly and naturally adapt to the new shape of your mouth. New, properly fitted dentures provide support to your lips by giving your face and smile a more natural appearance. Dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth to ensure a natural, life-like appearance. The acrylic has fibers throughout, so it looks like real gum tissue. There are also options in the different shapes and sizes with shading and blending that mimics natural tooth enamel.
Properly fitted dentures enhance your chewing ability, helping your body properly digest foods and obtain the nutrition it needs. You can enjoy the foods you love.
The ability to speak clearly with your new dentures will take some time and practice and it depends on the use of your tongue, teeth, lips, cheeks and the roof of your mouth. A denture that’s properly fitted allows all five components to work together naturally. Most patients find they adapt to speaking with the dentures quickly. If a denture becomes loose, it can cause speech problems and will need to be refitted by your dentist.
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