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We get many questions about dental care and our Amherst, NH dental practice. We have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions here. Please feel free to browse to find the answers you are looking for. Maybe we can even answer a question you didn't realize you had!
If you have other questions not covered here, don't hesitate to contact our office. We'll be happy to answer them!
Full and Partial Dentures
Many patients think that if they no longer have any teeth, there's no need to see a dentist. But this isn't true! Even if you have full dentures, it's very important to visit your Amherst, NH dentist Dr. Edwards regularly for an examination and to check the fit of your dentures.
Problems With Your Dentures
Poorly fitted dentures can cause many problems. They can slip and pop loose when you talk or eat. They can require prolonged use of dental adhesives just to keep them in place. They can also do damage to the underlying bone structure that supports them when they don't fit right.
Over time, the shape of your mouth will change, and your dentures will need to be adjusted every few months to ensure they continue to fit properly. Regular dental visits are also necessary for the good of your gums! We want to keep your mouth healthy and happy, and we can only do that if you visit our Amherst dental office on a regular basis.
Proper Denture Maintenance
If you have partial dentures, we need to ensure that your remaining teeth are staying healthy and clean. Partials can add stress to your natural teeth, especially if they aren't adjusted to fit right. This can lead to additional tooth loss if it's not corrected. Make sure you visit your dentist regularly for adjustments, whether you wear partial or full dentures.
If you're overdue for a dental examination, contact our office today to schedule your appointment.
Dentures have been around for a long time, and they have dramatically improved in recent years. According to a study by the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, patients who got dentures were much more satisfied with them than expected. There are three main reasons for this:
- Dentures are more comfortable. Because of 3-D imagine, dentists can make precise dentures that fit better than before.
- Dentures look more natural. Forget the old-fashioned, fake-looking teeth of the past. Not only do dentures fit better, but they look much more like your natural teeth. They can be made to suit the tone of your skin, the structure of your face, and the shape of your mouth.
- Dentures are more functional. Because they are made to fit better than ever, chewing, laughing, and speaking with dentures is easy. Of course, there is a period of adjustment when you are first fitted with dentures, but once you are used to them, you will find that they stay put and you will not have to worry about slipping.
Getting Modern Dentures
Yes, your dentures will look natural and fit comfortably. Today’s dentures are heads above the dentures offered years ago.
At Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards Family Dental, we take pride in your smile, which is why we offer modern quality dentures. Our Amherst, NH team would have it no other way!
If you’ve never worn dentures before, the process starts with an assessment from our dentist to make sure you’re a good candidate for dentures.
The Denture Process
Our team will take impressions of your mouth to ensure that your new denture fits correctly. We will then extract any remaining teeth. You will be numbed during dental extractions and made to feel comfortable.
In some cases, patients opt to keep their remaining teeth and go with a partial denture instead.
Whichever option you choose, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.
When your denture is ready, we will make final adjustments before you leave our Amherst, NH dental office.
Our patients love our dentures, and we think you will too.
Contact Our Dental Office
If you would like to schedule a denture consultation with our dentist or if you would like to upgrade your current denture, contact Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards Family Dental today.