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Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS

What are dentures?

A denture is a dental restoration that is a removable option to replace missing teeth. Conventional dentures sit on the gums and are custom-fitted to your mouth and bite pattern. Dentures use suction to provide a comfortable and reliable seal. This fit prevents your dentures from shifting or falling out while you speak, eat or drink. Dentures are designed to appear like your natural teeth.

What You Should Know about Dentures

When you first start exploring dentures as an option in Durham, NC, your dentist will assess your mouth and smile to recommend your options. The next steps involve measuring and creating impressions of your teeth, choosing your shade of white, and even fabricating wax mock-ups to ensure appearance, fit, and function.

When you first use your dentures, they may feel a bit strange, and it may take some time for you to get used to them. Your cheek muscles will have to adjust, and you may experience some minor discomfort in the meantime. Keep in mind also that follow-up appointments will likely be necessary for final modifications.

With proper care and maintenance, your dentures may last for years to come.

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