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Dr. Lynh Pham may recommend dentures in Mesquite, Texas, for those who have lost most or all of their permanent teeth. 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:

What will my new dentures feel like?
Your dentures may feel a little bit loose or strange for a few weeks while your cheeks and tongue learn to hold them in place. In addition, saliva flow may increase temporarily. These issues will go away as your mouth adjusts.

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

Will it be hard to eat with dentures?
It can be a little difficult to eat with dentures at first. Eat soft foods cut into small pieces to get used to eating with your dentures. Be sure to chew 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.

We welcome you to contact Smiley Dental Mesquite today for more information and to schedule a visit with our dentist.