Fixed & Removable Dentures in Highland, IN
For patients with missing teeth, it’s more than just an aesthetic concern. Full or partial tooth loss may result in nutritional issues and other ongoing health disorders. Joel R. Korczak, D.D.S. offers many restorative cosmetic dental procedures ranging from dental implants and bridgework to fixed or removable dentures in our Highland office. Whether your natural teeth are missing due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, traumatic injury, or another reason, dentures provide a natural-looking replacement that can restore your self-confidence and your ability to speak and chew with ease.
Comparing Different Types of Dentures
Depending on your specific needs, dentures may be partial or full. Patients only missing a few natural teeth may benefit from partial dentures, while full dentures are required to replace a full set of teeth. Partial dentures may be transitional or temporary, serving patients preparing for dental implants. As their name implies, removable dentures may be removed by a patient, while fixed dentures may only be removed at our office. Fixed dentures are also referred to as implant-supported dentures because they often use dental implants to help secure them in place. Fixed dentures look and feel like your natural teeth and can last a lifetime with the proper care. No matter which type of dentures are recommended for you, you’ll be custom-fitted for your new dentures at our Highland office during your consultation.
Helpful Tips for Adjusting & Caring for Your New Dentures
Dentures may require some adjustment time, but here are some helpful tips for adjusting and caring for your new dentures:
- Practice Makes Perfect: Learning how to speak and chew with new dentures takes practice. Try reading a book aloud or eating various foods in front of a mirror to get used to both actions. If you notice a clicking sound when you speak, try speaking slower. You may have difficulty pronouncing certain words at first, but this is perfectly natural. You’ll likely have to begin with softer foods cut into smaller bites, but you’ll eventually get the hang of chewing!
- Daily Oral Hygiene: Dentures require daily oral hygiene. However, you won’t need to brush them as vigorously. You should be able to clean your dentures with water or a special denture cleanser that won’t damage them. It’s critical that you clean your gums and mouth thoroughly to prevent irritations and other problems.
- Slippage Does Occur: Your dentures may slip when you laugh, cough, or smile from time to time, but it’s fairly easy to reposition them by gently biting down and swallowing.
- A Comfortable Fit: Dentures should fit snugly but comfortably. If your dentures ever don’t seem to fit right, be sure to contact our office. You may need an adjustment to avoid sore spots or future slippage.
Have Questions About Dentures? Contact Us Today!
Do you have questions or concerns about fixed or removable dentures for our Highland dentist? Please contact us today to request a consultation with Joel R. Korczak, D.D.S. Like anything new, dentures may take some time for adjustments, but we’d be more than happy to help in any way we can!