Dentures

Russell B. Fox, DMD

General and Cosmetic Dentists located in Middleboro, MA

If you recently lost many of your teeth because of an injury or aging, you may find it difficult to adjust to being without them. At Fox Dental in Middleboro, Massachusetts, you can get full or partial dentures that are easy to clean and look like your natural teeth or better. To start exploring your options for dentures, call the office or book your consultation online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are a type of removable dental appliance that you can get to replace many teeth in a row or all of your top or bottom teeth. 

They typically include artificial gums, too, making for a seamless and natural-looking smile. Today’s dentures are custom created for you using a durable plastic-like resin material. When you first get dentures, it can be difficult to adjust to the way they feel in your mouth. 

It may take some time to get used to using them while you chew and speak, but soon the muscles in your mouth learn to hold them in place and wearing them feels natural. Additionally, dentures can make your smile look even better than before you lost your teeth.

What types of dentures can I get?

Fox Dental offers several types of custom dentures. Your dentist assesses your case to decide which is appropriate for you. You can get:

Conventional dentures

Conventional dentures are likely the type that comes to mind when you think of dentures. They’re usually a full row or set of teeth and are completely removable.

Overdentures

If conventional dentures are too uncomfortable for you or if you can’t seem to adjust to wearing them, overdentures are a type of denture that rests on a few of your remaining teeth or several dental implants (implant-supported dentures). They stay in place but are easy to remove if necessary.

Partial dentures

If you still have many natural teeth but they aren’t sturdy enough to support a dental bridge, your dentist may recommend partial dentures or partials. 

They still rely on your other teeth to hold them in place, but you can remove the appliance at any time for cleaning or sleeping comfortably.

How should I care for my dentures?

The team at Fox Dental gives you a comprehensive list of instructions for how to take care of your dentures. You must be diligent in keeping them clean and being gentle to avoid breaking them. 

After each meal, you must remove and clean your dentures and the inside of your mouth. If you can’t clean them thoroughly, rinsing them is fine. 

To clean them, your dentist may give you a specialized denture cleanser. You can also use a mild dish or hand soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush. 

To explore your options for teeth replacement with dentures, call Fox Dental or book your appointment online today.