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Losing your teeth will never be an easy thing to face. But wearing dentures can make it easier to overcome. The decision to get dentures is a big one, which is probably why you're here. You have questions. A lot of them. You may want to know how cosmetic dentures look, how they feel and how much they cost. Caring for your cosmetic denture is another mystery to uncover. Maybe you've heard about a denture reline and wonder what the heck it is. The articles in this section will help answer some of your questions about false teeth and prepare you for a longer discussion with your dentist.
Q: What types of dentures are available?
A: A variety of cosmetic dentures are available to fill in for missing teeth. Complete dentures are used when all, or most, teeth are missing. If you have a few or several teeth missing, your dentist might recommend a partial denture. Partial dentures may be removable or fixed.
Q: Is there anything new about false teeth?
A: New innovations have made dentures much more appealing, resulting in more flexible, more comfortable and more natural-looking false teeth. For example, flexible partial dentures are made without metal clasps, so they completely blend in with your existing teeth. Some cosmetic dentures use high-quality porcelain from Switzerland to create beautiful, natural-looking cosmetic dentures.
Q: Is a cosmetic denture comfortable?
A: Cosmetic dentures are designed to look, feel and fit like your natural teeth. It may take some time to adjust to wearing a cosmetic denture, however. A little denture practice might be all it takes. If you're having problems speaking, try reading out loud. Over time, any difficulties should fade. To alleviate problems with chewing, practice by chewing small pieces of food - on both sides of your mouth. Slowly, you can build up the ability to chew larger pieces!
Q: What problems can result from wearing dentures?
A: It will take some time adjusting to your dentures. Speaking and eating might feel different; but with practice and patience, you'll get used to your false teeth. Other problems like clicking, slipping or gum irritation indicate that your denture isn't fitted properly. You may need to have your cosmetic dentures adjusted, relined or remade.