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For those who have lost most or all of their permanent teeth, Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman may recommend dentures in Minden, Nevada. A denture is a removable restoration for missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. The two types of dentures are complete dentures and partial dentures. Our dentist may suggest complete dentures if all of the teeth are missing. Partial dentures may be suggested when some natural teeth remain.

Below are a few commonly asked questions about dentures:

How will my new dentures feel?
Your dentures may feel a little bit loose or odd for a few weeks while your cheeks and tongue learn to keep them in place. In addition, the flow of saliva may increase for a time. These issues will go away as your mouth adjusts.

Will the appearance of my smile change with dentures?
Your dentures will be designed to look like natural teeth, so there will only be a small change in your appearance. Your dentures can even improve the appearance of your smile and fill out your face.

Will it be difficult to eat with dentures?
Initially, eating with your dentures may be a little tough. To get used to eating with dentures, eat soft foods cut into small pieces. Be sure to eat using both sides of your mouth. As you become accustomed to your dentures, add other foods to slowly return to your normal diet. Be careful of hard or hot foods, as well as sharp-edged bones or shells.

Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.