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Would you like to know more about dentures in Lake Jackson, Texas? If so, our Distinctive Dental Services team is more than happy to help you!

Dentures are strong, reliable, and attractive dental appliances that can give you the smile and oral health you deserve. To help you know more, we have provided the answers to the following frequently asked questions about dentures:

Q: What are the differences between complete and partial dentures?

A: There are many differences between complete and partial dentures. In fact, complete dentures are made to replace all of your teeth. This appliance is needed when you have a gummy smile. Partial dentures are made to replace a few missing teeth in one area of the mouth. This appliance is needed when you have a gap in your smile. A complete denture is suctioned to the roof of your mouth while a partial denture is clasped to the neighboring teeth.

Q: How are dentures made?

A: Your dentist will make a series of impressions of your jaw and will take measurements of your mouth. Then, he will create a mold that will represent your new dentures. You will try on this mold and will make any changes necessary. Lastly, your dentist will cast the final denture and you will make sure it exceeds all expectations.

Q: How will dentures feel?

A: Dentures might feel a little uncomfortable at first, but that will go away when your cheek muscles and tongue learn how to keep the appliance in place. You might also experience increased saliva production, but that is normal.

Q: What is denture adhesive?

A: Denture adhesive is a paste, powder, or pad that is placed on the appliance to keep it in place.

Q: Are dentures worn 24 hours a day?

A: Your dentist might recommend wearing your dentures for 24 hours a day at first so you can get used to the appliance. But as time goes on, you might only need to wear it during the day and take it out of your mouth right before you go to bed.

For more information and details, please feel free to call our office today at 979-297-0337 and talk to Dr. Scott Elrod or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you!