Dentures – North Grafton, MA
A Comfortable, Custom-Made Solution to Tooth Loss
Losing even one tooth can be devastating in terms of your oral health, but missing several or even all of your teeth can severely hinder your overall quality of life. Eating your favorite crunchy foods, speaking clearly, or even smiling with confidence can become difficult, embarrassing, or downright impossible. At Theroux Dental Associates, our skilled dentists can rebuild your smile with a personalized, lifelike, and comfortable solution – dentures in North Grafton. To learn more about how you can start enjoying the benefits of a full smile once again, contact us today!
Why Choose Theroux Dental Associates for Dentures?
- Dental Implants Placed In-House
- State-of-the-Art, Spa-Like Dental Office
- Treatment Plans Fully Personalized for Each Patient
If you have lost an entire arch of natural teeth, a full denture can instantly bring them all back. This custom-made prosthetic consists of a pink acrylic base and an entire row of artificial teeth. It is designed to sit on top of the gums and stay in place with a natural suction. For a bit of added security, you can purchase some denture adhesive, but that shouldn’t be necessary. A traditional full denture is removable and should be taken out while you’re sleeping and cleaning your mouth.
A partial denture may be right for you if you are missing several teeth throughout your mouth and want to preserve the rest of your natural, healthy pearly whites. Like a full denture, a partial has a gum-colored base and false teeth, but instead of suction, it remains in place with metal clasps that fit behind the natural teeth. Traditional partials are also designed to be removable.
In most cases, we strongly recommend that our patients consider attaching their new or current denture to dental implants. These titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone, acting as the roots of your lost teeth. Because they stimulate your jawbone, they prevent the bone atrophy that often occurs after tooth loss, which is why many elderly people’s faces appear “hunched.” Once your dentures have been secured by dental implants in North Grafton, your new smile will feel more stable, restore more of your biting and chewing power, and last for decades longer than a traditional denture. Oftentimes, they’re also fixed in your mouth, so you can maintain them in the practically the same way as you would care for natural teeth.
At Theroux Dental Associates, we believe in providing you with clear, transparent, and honest information that will help you decide whether dentures in North Grafton are right for you. We know how difficult it can be to come to terms with tooth loss, but the truth is that with the help of reliable solutions like dentures, you can take back your confidence and once again feel good about the way you look. Below is a list of common questions about dentures asked by our patients. If you do not see your question listed below or need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Can I eat normally with dentures?
In no time at all, you will be able to eat normally with your dentures. In the beginning, you can expect to experience some soreness, as your jaw, gums, and bone will need time to adjust to your new fixtures, so it is best that you stick to softer foods that do not apply pressure to your dentures. Also, you’ll want to practice chewing with your back teeth, using both sides, to ensure even pressure is placed on your dentures, preventing them from slipping while eating. You may also find it easier to cut up larger pieces of food into smaller bites.
Once you become more accustomed to your dentures, you will find that eating is much easier, and you can return to enjoying the foods you love.
How much pain is involved with getting dentures?
It is common for there to be some soreness, irritation, and minor discomfort when wearing dentures for the first time. Your mouth requires ample time to adjust, so you will need to be patient during this process. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to help minimize any discomfort, but do not worry, as the soreness should only last a short time.
If you do require a tooth extraction before receiving your dentures, you should expect the surrounding tissue around your socket to be sore and tender for a while. This is why it is best to follow the instructions we provide to you, so you can focus on a swift and successful recovery.
What do I do if my dentures pop up while eating?
Dentures that fit snugly and comfortably should not pop while you eat, so if for some reason your dentures begin to do this, you will need to contact our office as soon as possible. The reason may be that your prosthetics no longer fit as they should and require relining. By scheduling an appointment, we can examine your denture and look at how it is fitting within your mouth. Should it need to be relined, we can quickly do this in-house and get you back to your normal activities.
How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?
Over time, your facial shape changes. When wearing dentures, the narrowing of the jaw can cause your dentures to no longer fit properly. As a result, we will need to reline them to ensure a more comfortable fit. By relining the base of your denture, you can expect to have a sturdier prosthetic that fits snugly and makes it possible to eat and speak without worrying about your denture slipping or falling out.