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Are you interested in replacing your missing teeth with dentures? If so, that is great news! Dentures are strong, reliable, and natural-looking appliances that can give you the enhanced and beautiful smile you desire. To help you know a little more about them, Dr. Faith Cousins and our dental team are happy to share some denture facts with you!

There are two types of dentures: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth, and partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth in a row. The partial clasps onto the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap in your mouth. The complete denture suctions to the roof of the mouth. Both appliances represent the gums and teeth, offering natural-looking results.

Dentures might feel a little sore and uncomfortable when you first wear them, but that is normal and it will pass with time. Once your mouth becomes accustomed to the appliance, it will fit snugly and comfortably in your mouth.

Dentures are typically worn all day, even at night, when you first get them. However, this might not be the case once your mouth adjusts to the replacement teeth. Your dentist might then recommend only wearing your dentures during the day and taking them out before bed.

Now that you know all about dentures in Silver Spring, Maryland, it’s time to call Faith Cousins DDS, schedule an appointment, and see if dentures are right for you! All you need to do is dial 301-589-2714 and we will be more than happy to help you. We also welcome you to call our office if you have any questions.