Dentures

Dentures

At Dr, Runne's dental office in Rockford we offer two kinds of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are full dentures made when all of your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are either “conventional” or “immediate”. 

Conventional dentures are fully removable and are placed into your mouth a few months after your teeth are removed. 

Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are inserted the same day that the teeth are removed so that you don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period.
 Partial dentures or bridges are used when some natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. 

Dr. Runne will work with you to see what denture procedure works best for you. We know that getting dentures for the first time can be very overwhelming. Everything from how the new dentures feel inside your mouth to how to take care of them is something that many of our patients struggle with. 

This is why Dr. Runne and our dental specialists in Rockford are here to make sure you know everything you need to know about taking care of your new dentures and yourself.

Dr. Runne’s dental practice will instruct you on how to care for your dentures, how to clean them, where to store them, and what kind of adhesive works best if you choose to use an adhesive. If you decide to use an adhesive, please make sure to find a product with the ADA seal of approval. 

We recommend that you wash your denture in a sink, brushing it very lightly with a soft-bristled denture brush daily in order to keep it from getting stained. Even with full dentures, good dental hygiene must still be practiced, brushing your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth is necessary for maintaining your tissues and gums healthy. 

During the first few weeks of full or partial denture use, the new denture may feel unwieldy and slightly uncomfortable in your mouth, but with time, your mouth will become accustomed to the denture. However, certain adjustments may be needed in order to secure that all parts of the denture fit securely into your mouth. 

At Dr. Runne’s Rockford dental practice we will make that all of these adjustments are done so that your dentures fit comfortably. 

Over time, more adjustments may be needed since dentures tend to get loose as your start to age and your mouth begins to change. We will make sure to track the progress of your dentures and adjust by relining, re-based or even remaking your dentures if the need arises. 

Here at Dr. Runne’s dental office, we make sure you are part of our family. As part of our family we want to make sure you are comfortable as possible with your dentures. 
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