A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. It can be partial or full, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced. Complete dentures replace all the teeth in an arch, while a partial denture fills in spaces left by a few missing teeth. You may wear a full upper or lower set; both sets together, or just a partial denture! Dr. Baker works with you to create comfortable custom dentures that fit your unique smile.

Denture Placement & Aftercare

Once your dentist has determined that you’re a candidate for dentures, we will need to take impressions of your mouth. These impressions will be sent to the lab where your dentures will be made, so it’s important to choose a dentist who is well-known for making high-quality dentures. Your dentist may also make a wax model of your bite to show how your dentures will look once they’re placed in your mouth. Once your dentures are ready, you’ll return to the dentist’s office to have them placed and adjusted. While some patients report feeling uncomfortable with their dentures at first, many find that their dentures feel natural after a week or two of wearing them regularly.

To care for your new dentures, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean them gently daily. Brush the inside and outside of your upper and lower teeth as well as the surface underneath the denture plate. Avoid using abrasive cleansers to avoid damaging dentures. Also, avoid using toothpaste with whitening agents since these can discolor acrylic surfaces. Some people have success with soaking their dentures overnight in a denture solution or in water with a denture-cleaning tablet. However, if you wear an upper denture that clips onto your lower teeth, it’s generally safe to soak all your teeth together.

Maintaining a healthy mouth while wearing dentures does take some work. You’ll need to be sure to remove and clean your dentures every night before bed and brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush or a Waterpik. It’s also important to stick to a healthy diet and continue to visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Ask your dentist for more advice on caring for your dentures.

 

Dr. Lisa Baker and her caring team want their Bloomington area patients to enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. For more information on dental procedures, call us for a consultation at (812) 269-8230.

Self
Self
2023-10-18
Lisa Baker is an amazing dentist her and her staff are very professional caring warm amazing ppl best dentist here in town by far and they really care about there patients dental health!
Stacy Flynn
Stacy Flynn
2023-08-30
I love Lisa and all of her assistants. They're always helpful in explaining everything as well as providing tips and advice for better dental care. I will go here forever!
Nuit Weber
Nuit Weber
2023-08-16
The Office staffs are nice and friendly, fast and knowledgeable, and comfortable! The communications are great! They kept me informed every step of the way, I would not go anywhere else, I'm home!! Love my Baker Dentistry!! Thank you Doctor Lisa Baker, Erin, Audrey! And the whole Baker Family Dentistry!!! Nuit Weber
Mike Bristow
Mike Bristow
2023-08-08
Very friendly and professional staff. They have more than once worked hard to get me in for emergency treatment.
Christina Bittles
Christina Bittles
2023-08-02
Dr. Baker and staff have exceeded any expectation one could have for the care and compassion given to my son with special needs. We were blessed to find them. My son has been their patient since approximately 2008. We appreciate them greatly!
Janice Wampler
Janice Wampler
2023-08-02
Have been a patient for years and years. Best dental experience I have ever had.
LJ Hall
LJ Hall
2023-07-22
Courteous and professional staff. Collectively they do a good job. The building and office is always having updates and you can tell Dr. Lisa and the staff care about the professional environment. I like the text updates to keep me on track. I like that Dr. Lisa does cancer screening and full exam at every visit. I take my whole family.
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