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If you have questions about dentures, you’re not alone. Dentures can greatly help the smile, but they can also be a bit confusing and even overwhelming, which can lead to many people having questions. So, to help you, our dentist, Dr. Susan A. Vanstone, is happy to start helping you find the answers you need by giving you the answers to commonly asked questions about dentures in Richmond, Kentucky.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances that replace your missing teeth and fill the gaps in your mouth. There are two types of dentures, which are complete and partial dentures. The base of each appliance is pink to represent the gums. In the base, strong false teeth are secured. The complete dentures replace all of your teeth in the arch and suction to the roof of the mouth. Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth in a row and clasp to the remaining natural teeth that lie on both sides of the gap.

What can dentures do for me?

Dentures can enhance your appearance. In fact, they can replace your missing teeth, restore your smile, and give you the appearance you desire. Dentures can also preserve the characteristics of the face. This is because they can keep your facial muscles from collapsing and giving you a hollow look. Dentures can also help you eat, talk, and smile normally, add force to your bite, and boost your self-confidence.

Do dentures feel natural?

When you first start wearing dentures, it feels a little strange. This is to be expected because your mouth isn’t used to supporting an appliance. It won’t always be this way. The more you practice and use the dentures, the better they will feel in your mouth.

For answers to additional questions, please remember that our dental team at Great Grins is always here to help you. When you reach out to us by dialing 859-626-9339, we will gladly give you the answers and information you’re looking for so you can decide if dentures are the right restoration for you. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!