Removable replacements for missing teeth, dentures can help you improve your smile and regain your confidence. At Red Bank Smiles, we offer tooth replacement services, including dentures, to patients throughout Monmouth County. Contact us today to learn more about our denture services. Our office is located at 180 River Rd., in Red Bank, NJ.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues that can be removed from and put back into your mouth. There are two main types of dentures available: complete and partial dentures. While complete dentures are designed for use when all the teeth are missing, partial dentures can be used when some natural teeth remain.

How Do Dentures Work?

With complete dentures, an acrylic base is made to fit over your gums. There are two varieties of complete, or full, dentures. Conventional full dentures are placed into your mouth after any remaining teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. As a result, immediate dentures require more adjustments.

Partial dentures, on the other hand, rest on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Occasionally, crowns will be placed on natural teeth to serve as anchors for the denture. Designed to fill in the spaces created by natural teeth, a partial denture can also prevent surrounding teeth from changing position.

What Can I Expect When Wearing Dentures?

At first, your dentures may feel awkward.You might notice difficulty when eating or speaking, and may experience excessive salivation, minor irritation and a bulky feeling. However, this discomfort usually disappears after a few weeks or months as you get used to your new smile. If you notice excessive irritation, get in touch with your dentist.

Tooth Replacement Services in Red Bank, NJ

Reclaim your smile with tooth replacement and denture services from Red Bank Smiles. Book an appointment today to discuss your options with our experienced team.