At first, it can take a little time to get used to having the dentures in your mouth. This can last about a week but soon your tongue, lips, and cheeks will quickly adapt and the dentures will feel more natural. Most dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth to ensure a natural, life-like appearance. New dentures that have been fitted properly provide support to your lips by giving your face and smile a more natural appearance. This natural look extends to having acrylic fibers throughout, so it looks like real gum tissue. There are also options in the different shapes and sizes with shading and blending that mimics natural tooth enamel.
There are many different types of dentures. Partial dentures are used when there are only a few teeth missing. In comparison, complete dentures are a full mouth replacement. Partial dentures attach to the natural teeth that are still present while complete dentures will rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. Both types of dentures are usually attached using dental implants.
Dr. Howard enjoys creating natural looking teeth unique to each of his many denture patients. Whether you are looking to replace an old, worn out denture, or you have come to the point where you are considering a first-time denture or partial, Dr. Howard can provide experienced answers. Unlike other dentists or clinics, Dr. Howard personally creates the smile and fit that is crucial to ensure a successful outcome for you, the patient. His multi-stage approach starts with an impression of the teeth to achieve high quality complete or partial dentures. Dr. Howard uses the Accudent™ system to create a highly accurate impression to begin your treatment. Next, information is gathered about your facial profile and your desired look for the final denture. This allows us to achieve a comfortable prosthesis, with a superior aesthetic result to give you the beautiful smile you desire.
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