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Our Legacy Trails Dental dental team cares about you and your smile, and we want you to have the best dental experience. However, sometimes that’s tough if you’re about to receive treatment and you’re not exactly sure what that treatment entails.

So, if you’re about to improve your smile and oral health with dentures in Plano, Texas, then our dental team is happy to tell you all about the appliance so you’re more prepared for your treatment. We have provided the answers to the following questions to give you the information you need:

Q: What are the differences between complete and partial dentures?

A: There are many differences between complete and partial dentures. In fact, complete dentures are made to replace all of your teeth. This appliance is needed when you have a gummy smile. Partial dentures are made to replace a few missing teeth in one area of the mouth. This appliance is needed when you have a gap in your smile. A complete denture is suctioned to the roof of your mouth while a partial denture is clasped to the neighboring teeth.

Q: How are dentures made?

A: Your dentist will make a series of impressions of your jaw and will take measurements of your mouth. Then, he will create a mold that will represent your new dentures. You will try on this mold and will make any changes necessary. Lastly, your dentist will cast the final denture and you will make sure it exceeds all expectations.

Q: How will dentures feel?

A: Dentures might feel a little uncomfortable at first, but that will go away when your cheek muscles and tongue learn how to keep the appliance in place. You might also experience increased saliva production, but that is normal.

Q: What is denture adhesive?

A: Denture adhesive is a paste, powder, or pad that is placed on the appliance to keep it in place.

Q: Are dentures worn 24 hours a day?

A: Your dentist might recommend wearing your dentures for 24 hours a day at first so you can get used to the appliance. But as time goes on, you might only need to wear it during the day and take it out of your mouth right before you go to bed.

Please call our office today at 214-227-1000 and talk to Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh or our dental team if you would like to know more or if you have additional questions. We’re happy to help you!