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A good dentures dentist can tell you that dentures are used to replace any missing teeth in your mouth.
  • Some dentures are considered more temporary and can be taken out and put back in your mouth.
  • Others are considered permanent and are actually attached to dental implants in your mouth by either screws or dental cement.
In either case, dentures of today are much more natural-looking than ever before, and they’re also more comfortable.
Of course, they won’t feel exactly like your natural teeth did, but they will look and perform much the same way.
There are two basic types of dentures:
  • full
  • partial
When Dr. Maitri Patel is examining your mouth, you can discuss whether some or all of your teeth should be replaced.
The way dentures work is to begin with a flesh-colored acrylic base that will be capped over your gums. The base part of your upper denture will cover the palate, and the lower denture will be in a horseshoe shape to accommodate your tongue.
All dentures must be custom-made in a laboratory, from impressions that are taken from the shape of your mouth.
Once you have your dentures installed, it may take a little while for you to get used to them.
  • You may feel some awkwardness with eating or speaking, and they may even feel loose at times.
  • There might also be some minor irritation that accompanies the use of dentures, but it usually never gets excessive.
Eventually, you’ll get used to having dentures in place, and you’ll feel much better about all the normal activities involving your mouth and teeth.


If you’ve been considering having dentures installed, we hope you’ll consult with us at our dental clinic in Ocoee, FL. Dr. Maitri Patel will:
  • Examine your mouth thoroughly, and apprise you on whether or not you’re a good candidate.
  • Assuming that dentures would be a good fit for you, a plan can be discussed for how to replace any missing teeth you may have.
At this time, you will also probably discuss with Dr. Patel which type of dentures would be most appropriate in your case.
  • Then it will be necessary to take x-rays and impressions of your mouth so that a set of dentures can be prepared in a laboratory.
  • Once these laboratory dentures have been produced, they will be fitted to your mouth, and any adjustments will be made.
In short order, you will have a dental appliance that adequately replaces your missing teeth, and which allows you to carry out all the normal functions that your original teeth had.


Dentures can take the place of one or several missing teeth, so if you have at least one tooth missing, you may want to consider having dentures installed.
Contact us at Dr. Maitri Patel’s Ocoee, FL dental clinic so we can examine your teeth to determine your suitability for dentures.
You’ll feel much better about eating, speaking, and smiling when you have those missing teeth replaced, and the whole procedure can be accomplished quickly and painlessly when you’re ready.


Q: What kinds of dentures are there?

A: There are dentures that can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth. You can even replace all your teeth with a set of complete dentures. These dentures can be stabilized in your mouth by installing dental implants which anchor them firmly to the jawbone.

Q: What kind of care is necessary for my dentures?

A: You should not use normal toothbrushing on your dentures, because it can actually harm them. Instead, use a denture-cleaning solvent that has been specially formulated to gently clean your dentures.

Q: Can I leave my dentures in while sleeping?

A: Yes, you can. However, it is advisable that they be removed during sleep so your gums can rest and avoid potential irritation.

Q: Can I eat normally with dentures in?

A: It will probably take some time to get used to eating with dentures, but once you do, you should be able to eat most of the same foods with dentures that you did with your regular teeth.

Q: What are permanent dentures?

A: Permanent dentures are those which are retained in place by dental cement or screws, and attached to dental implants.

Q: Can I have dentures installed on the same day that I have teeth removed?

A: Yes, it is possible to accomplish both procedures on the same day. Talk to Dr. Maitri Patel about immediate dentures, and she can answer all your questions in this area.

Q: Can my dentures be matched to the color of my remaining teeth?

A: Yes. In fact, Dr. Maitri Patel will usually go to great lengths to ensure that a good color match is made.

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