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Your smile means a lot to Dr. Debra Craig and our dental team. This is why we encourage you to replace your missing teeth so you can have the strong and successful oral health as well as beautiful smile you deserve. One beneficial way of replacing your missing teeth is with dentures. Fortunately, dentures can replace your missing teeth and improve your smile. To tell you a little more about dentures in Spokane, Washington, Dr. Debra Craig and our dental team would like to share some information with you.

Dentures come in two different forms: partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth in a row and complete dentures replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures attach onto the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap in your mouth and complete dentures suction to the roof of the mouth. Both appliances represent the teeth and gums and offer natural-looking results.

It’s normal for dentures to feel a little uncomfortable when you first wear them, but you will get used to them as time passes. One reason why they might feel uncomfortable is because they will make you salivate more than normal. To help you quickly get used to the appliance, you can practice chewing and talking when the dentures are in place.

Dentures are typically worn 24 hours a day when you first get them, which means you’ll need to wear them while you sleep. However, this might not be the case once your mouth adjusts to the appliance. At this point, Dr. Debra Craig might recommend only wearing your dentures during the day and taking them out of your mouth before bed each night.

Now that you know all about dentures, it’s time to see if they are the right appliance for you and your smile! Please call Harmony Family Dental at 509-467-1562 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. During your appointment, our dentist and team will be happy to examine your smile and recommend the restoration that can best benefit you. We look forward to helping you!