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Dentures are strong and reliable appliances that can give you the smile you have always wanted, but sometimes people have unanswered questions that can make them a little confused. So, to help you know a little more about dentures, we are happy to provide the answers to the following questions:

What is the difference between complete and partial dentures?
A complete denture is meant to replace all of your teeth while a partial denture only replaces a few of your teeth. A complete denture is suctioned to the roof of your mouth and it fills your smile with beautiful, white chompers. A partial denture is placed into the gap of your smile and it is clasped to the remaining natural teeth that lie on both sides of the gap.

What do dentures feel like?
A new denture might feel a little odd in the beginning because your cheek muscles and tongue are not quite used to the appliance. Your mouth might also feel a little irritated and sore when you first start wearing the denture, but it should go away once your mouth adjusts.

How will dentures make me feel?
Eating and speaking might be a little bit difficult when you start wearing the denture. However, with some practice, you will be a professional denture wearer in no time. All you need to do is eat small, soft foods and speak and read out loud to help your tongue familiarize itself with the appliance.

How often would I wear dentures?
At first, you may be asked to wear your dentures 24 hours a day. This will help your mouth become used to the appliance. Then, once time passes, you will only need to wear the denture during the day. You will remove it right before you go to bed.

If you have additional questions that were not included in this blog, please remember that you can always call LIFESmiles Dental and talk to Dr. Dennis Garpetti or a member of our team. We are here to help you if you just call 208-377-2160 today!