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For those who have lost most or all of their permanent teeth, our dentist may recommend dentures in Houston, Texas. 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 one or more natural teeth remain.

Below are a few commonly asked questions about dentures:

What will my new dentures feel like?
It takes a few weeks for your cheeks and tongue to become accustomed to your dentures. During the adjustment period, your dentures may feel a little bit loose or odd. In addition, saliva flow may increase for a time. 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 improve the appearance of your smile and fill out your face.

Will it be hard to eat with dentures?
It can be a little difficult to eat with dentures at first. To get used to your new dentures, eat soft foods cut into small pieces. Be sure to use both sides of your mouth when you chew. 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.

Contact Smiley Dental Houston today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.