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First Sierra Dental | Dentures in Fresno

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Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, you may receive full or partial dentures. Full Dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth or lost and replacement is needed. There are two types of Full Dentures:


  • Conventional Full Dentures - This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
  • Immediate Full Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit or tighten your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heals.


Partial dentures are another option when only a few of your teeth need to be removed or are lost. The Partial Denture is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth and can be remove in and out.

Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more comfortable.

Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles after eating and your palate and tongue should also be brush with a soft tooth brush to maintain a healthy mouth. When you remove your denture, they should be placed directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures.

Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.  Over-the-counter glues should not be used on dentures, they contain harmful chemicals and are not



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