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Dentures Q&A

Are you interested in restoring your smile with dentures? If so, book an appointment with Massood S. Nouri, DDS, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Massood S. Nouri i is not only an accomplished dentist and prosthodontist, but he is also a master ceramist. At Smiles by Nouri, he participates during every step of your denture transformation, even designing and fabricating your dentures himself at his in-office laboratory. Invest in what’s best for you. To set up your appointment with Dr. Massood S. Nouri, contact Smiles by Nouri online or over the phone today.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable sets of artificial teeth that replace several or all of your teeth. You can use this classic form of smile restoration to replace teeth lost for any reason, including:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Aging 

Massood S. Nouri boasts special training that enables him to provide solutions for complex oral and maxillofacial problems. He enjoys helping people with missing or deficient teeth reform their smiles with dentures.

How do dentures work?

Massood S. Nouri offers two types of dentures, partial dentures and full dentures. Each type of denture works in its own unique way, customized to accommodate your smile.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are perfect for individuals who need to replace some of their teeth. Depending on your unique requirements, Massood S. Nouri may recommend either traditional style dentures or overdentures.

Traditional partial dentures attach to your natural teeth using either small clasps or a thin framework. 

Overdentures fit over your natural teeth or attach to dental implants as All-On-4® dentures.

Full dentures

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, replace arches of missing teeth. Full dentures stay in place either through suction or denture adhesive. 

Smiles by Nouri can use full dentures to restore your lower dental arch, upper dental arch, or both. 

What do dentures feel like?

When Massood S. Nouri first puts your dentures in, your jaw, face, and mouth muscles will feel uncomfortable. That discomfort passes quickly and follows with a brief adjustment period.

Over the next few weeks, as you adjust, your dentures may also feel bulky or loose. Sometimes, you may produce extra saliva. Rarely, you may also endure temporary nausea or soreness. 

After a few weeks, your dentures will feel natural. In fact, you’ll eventually feel strange without them.

How do I care for dentures?

You can keep your dentures in optimal condition for many years by following a few simple steps. These include:

Brush your dentures

To eliminate bacteria, prevent plaque buildup, and reduce risks of stains, remove and brush your dentures with a toothbrush every night.

Clean your mouth

Next, make sure to brush your palate, gums, and tongue with a soft toothbrush every morning before you put your dentures back in. That discourages bacteria and stimulates healthy gum circulation. 

Keep your dentures moist

Make sure your dentures remain moist when you’re not wearing them. That keeps them safe from damage.

The best way to do this is to soak them in a denture-cleaning solution or plain water. If you choose to soak them in plain water, avoid hot water, which can warp dentures.

Schedule regular maintenance visits

Finally, keep your dentures in optimal condition for as long as possible by scheduling regular maintenance visits at Smiles by Nouri.

For superior denture solutions, turn to Smiles by Nouri. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.