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If you have decided to improve your smile and oral health with dentures in Tenino, Washington, you probably have many questions. This is to be expected, especially because most dental restorations can be confusing and even overwhelming if you don’t know much about them. So, to help you, our dentist, Dr. MaeNell Sullivan, is happy to help you answer your questions by giving you the answers to commonly asked questions about dentures.

What are dentures?

They are reliable, removable dental appliances that replace your missing teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. They can replace every tooth in your arch or they can replace a few missing teeth in a row. The appliances that do these things are called complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures suction to the roof of the mouth and partial dentures clasp to the remaining natural teeth. Both appliances imitate the gums and chompers.

What can dentures do for me?

They can help you in a myriad of ways. Like mentioned before, they can give you the smile you have always wanted, especially because they replace your missing teeth and fill the gaps in your mouth. They can also help you perform daily tasks, like talking, eating, and smiling. They can also maintain the shape of your face because failing to replace missing teeth can force the facial muscles to collapse and sag.

Do dentures feel natural?

At first, the dentures don’t feel natural. They feel a little odd and bulky. However, this won’t last long, especially if you practice and use the dentures frequently. As time goes by, your appliance will begin to feel like it is part of the mouth.

For more information and details about dentures, please reach out to our dental team at Tenino Denture Center. All you need to do is dial 360-264-5500 and we will be more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from you!