Effective Replacements for Missing Teeth
Dentures — both complete and partial dentures. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth.
Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile! Contact River Oaks Dental today at either of our offices in Aitkin or Deerwood, MN, for additional details or to schedule your next appointment.
Learn About Complete Dentures
Complete dentures are custom-made appliances used to replace a full arch of missing or extracted teeth. Although they take getting used to and will never feel the same as your natural teeth, they can serve as a natural looking and functional option to replace an edentulous mouth.
Explore Removable Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base which is held in place in the mouth. Often crowns are needed to help retain your denture so that your partial denture can be as comfortable as possible.
What to Expect
New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place and you are comfortable eating and speaking. Although this may require some practice, you will adjust and enjoy the benefits a full mouth of teeth can provide.
It is important to know that, although dentures are a good option to replace missing teeth, they are not as comfortable or as functional as your natural dentition.