At Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry we pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate team of professionals. We understand that tooth loss can be frustrating and uncomfortable, which is why we work hard to help our patients restore the smile they deserve.

When it comes to tooth replacement, Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry offers several options. For patients who have suffered severe tooth loss, we offer full and partial dentures.

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Partial Dentures

For patients who have lost quite a few teeth, but not yet a majority, partial dentures are a great option.

Partial dentures are created to match the rest of a patient’s remaining teeth and blend in seamlessly for the natural-looking smile that each and every one of our patients deserves.

Not only do partial dentures help restore functionality in a mouth with missing teeth, but they may also help prevent the remaining teeth from naturally shifting around and provide additional stability.Schedule a consultation with us today if you are interested in partial dentures, or schedule an appointment.

Dentures in Holly Springs

Full Dentures

For patients who have lost quite a few teeth, but not yet a majority, partial dentures are a great option.

Dentures are a great option for patients with full tooth loss because they can be created to fit a patient’s mouth seamlessly, and provide a natural-looking smile.

For some patients who have lost most, but not all, of their teeth, extractions may be required to provide space for a full set of dentures. When extractions are required, our team will do everything to ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the entire process.

Candidates For Dentures

Full or partial dentures can be used by a variety of different individuals but they are typically recommended to men or women who have recently lost a few or multiple teeth. As there are multiple different solutions to these issues such as using a bridge, it is important to speak with your dentist to see what is recommended for your specific case. It is important to bear in mind that a good candidate will typically have healthy gum tissue as well as a strong jawbone in order to give the dentures that best result. If you have recently lost teeth or had them extracted but the overall health of your gums is still healthy then you may be a good candidate for dentures. It is important to speak with our dentists as they will be able to give you a more detailed recommendation that is personalized to the health of your mouth.

The Process of Getting Dentures

It is important to make sure that your dentures are sized correctly for the shape of your mouth. This is why our dentists will take a dental impression of the structure of your gums and teeth. This will help your dentures be more comfortable because they will fit perfectly with the structure of your gums. Once the shape of your gums has been measured the sizing of your bite will be measured in order to give your dentures the best fit possible. It is important to have dentures that fit on the gums correctly as well as have the correct shape for them to be comfortable and make them feel as natural as possible. After the dentures are crafted to fit your dimensions you will be able to try them on to make sure that everything fits correctly and is as comfortable as possible.

Caring For Your Dentures

Dentures are typically considered to be an easy to maintain solution because you are able to take them out to keep them clean. It is common to experience a slight amount of discomfort when you first start using dentures as your mouth isn’t accustomed to having it in your mouth. But if you experience sharp pain or discomfort after the first few weeks of use then it is important to speak with your dentist to make sure that everything is in the correct position. Dentures are typically only used during the waking hours and should be taken out before you go to sleep in order to clean them. Depending on the type of denture you have, it can be important to leave your dentures in a moisture solution or glass of water as you sleep so they stay clean and moisturized.

Denture FAQ’s

Do Dentures Have To Be Removed At Night?

Depending on the type of dentures you have as well as your dental health, often times you will be capable of wearing your dentures overnight but this isn’t typically recommended. Your gums, as well as the bones in your mouth, require some time to relax and recover from the pressure of wearing your dentures. With both full or partial dentures, it is important to practice proper dental hygiene to ensure that your gums still as clean as possible.

Should I Keep My Dentures In Water Overnight?

It is important to follow the instructions given to you by your dentist but many different types of dentures require water or other moisture in order to maintain their shape. This can be done by using a glass of water for your dentures or by utilizing a professional dental denture-soaking solution while you sleep.

Are Dentures Uncomfortable?

When you begin to use dentures it is common to experience some uncomfortableness, this is normal. It will typically take your mouth a few weeks to get used to having dentures but it should get more comfortable as time passes. It is recommended that you give your dentures a few weeks to settle in but if they never seem to get more comfortable then it is important to reach out to your dentist. Dentures typically won’t be painful, so if you are experiencing pain that is hard to tolerate it is recommended to reach out to your dentist as soon as possible.

Do Dentures Look Like Real Teeth?

Dentures are typically crafted to closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth. They can be customized to fit perfectly for the structure of your mouth as well as customized to look closely like your original teeth. When done correctly, full and partial dentures can look completely natural and nearly unnoticeable.

Can I Eat Chewy Food With Dentures?

When you first get dentures it can be nerve-wracking to think about eating chewy food, but this is a natural part of the process. It is important to speak with your dental professional with any concerns you may have but typically it is recommended to start with softer food when you are new to dentures. This allows your mouth to get used to chewing as you gradually increase what food you eat. As you transition into chewier or harder food it is important to take it slow and focus on eating cutting your food into smaller pieces until your level of confidence grows.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Dentures?

Dentures are typically considered to be safe to use without any major risks. It is important to make sure that your mouth is clean and healthy along with using dentures that are properly sized for your mouth. It is possible to have irritation in your mouth and gums if you mouth isn’t kept clean or if your dentures don’t fit correctly. When dentures are too small or too big they can move around in your mouth during the day which will cause unnecessary pressure and irritation.

What To Expect When Getting Dentures?

Dentures can be a big change for many people but typically the transition will go smoothly. It is important to follow the instructions of your family dentist in order to keep your mouth healthy and your dentures comfortable. It is common for dentures to feel strange or slightly uncomfortable when you first begin wearing them. This is a normal part of the denture process and you can expect dentures to begin to feel more comfortable after the first few weeks. It is recommended that you start with only soft food for the first few weeks in order to allow your mouth to get accustomed to the dentures. If you eat chewy or tough food too early on then it is possible that you will experience occasional soreness in your mouth. After a few weeks you will begin to gain more confidence with your dentures and you can start to transition into eating the food you love. We recommend that you start slowly and focus on cutting the food into smaller pieces to allow your mouth to get accustomed to eating harder food. It is important to reach out to your dentist if you experience any sharp pain or discomfort that extends past the first few weeks. Your dentist will be able to help you through the entire process.

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