Guide to Dentures and Partial Dentures
If you're missing some or all of your teeth - either due to gum disease or trauma - you may be considering dentures. Dentures and partial dentures help fill in the spaces where your teeth are missing. They allow you to eat, speak and smile with confidence. Dr. Fredrick Shaw is an Austin dentist who can determine if dentures or partial dentures are right for you.
What to Expect
It will take a few weeks and several appointments with your dentist to create dentures or partial dentures designed to fit your mouth. Your insurance company will likely pay for a large portion of your dentures. Dentures can be taken out and put back in your mouth as you please. Many people take them out at night - just be sure to place them in room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Dentures are not real teeth, and as such, are delicate. They should be gently brushed after eating, just like real teeth. However, avoid putting them under hot water, as this could ruin them.
Dentures may take some time to get used to. They often feel loose or bulky, and can make it difficult to eat or speak. Practice makes perfect. After a few weeks or so, your mouth will be trained to adjust to the dentures. They may never feel as comfortable as real teeth, but they are better than having no teeth at all.
Take the Next Step Toward a Better Smile
Dr. Fredrick Shaw can help improve your smile and self-confidence with dentures or partial dentures. Contact his Austin office for a consultation today at (512) 451-7491.