Dentures in Indianapolis, IN
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Occasionally, it is difficult to adapt to full or partial dentures. At first they may feel loose, bulky and awkward while speaking. For a quicker adjustment period, follow these instructions:
- At first, wear your dentures all the time.
- Do not use adhesive unless the dentists at Ball Dentistry advise you to do so.
- You should remove your dentures when you go to sleep.
- After removing dentures, clean with a toothbrush and place in a bowl of water. They can be soaked in a commercial denture cleanser, but brushing them is essential.
- Any signs of "sore spots," discomfort, or looseness that is causing you difficulty should be brought to our attention.
Never adjust the dentures yourself. Every person and every mouth is different; therefore, adjustment periods will vary.
Please remember that it will take time for you to become completely comfortable with your new teeth.
Within six months of starting to wear dentures, you will have already lost about 40% of your jaw bone structure.
If you have worn dentures for a few years, you already know about bone loss. The reason your denture doesn't fit like a year ago is that you don't have the same jaw bone structure to support them.
If you wear a partial denture, beware that you will have the same problem with bone loss.
A dental implant is the logical choice to help stop bone loss; however, once the jaw bone structure is lost, your options become limited.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Dentures offer numerous benefits to individuals in Indianapolis, IN providing a practical solution for those missing several or all of their teeth. The advantages of dentures include:
- Enhanced appearance
- Improved speech
- Restored chewing ability
- Boosted self-confidence
- Support for oral health
Partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth. Partials have metal hooks that grab onto the neighboring teeth for support. Unfortunately, the hooks have a tendency to loosen up the teeth. Partial dentures have the tendency to get loose and require multiple adjustments throughout the years. On the upper, there is a large piece of metal that goes across the roof of the mouth that can interfere with taste sensation and/or have food collected under it. Additionally, the partial plate can press into the gum tissue and cause sores. The partial dental plate must be taken in and out each day for cleaning. It is certainly not an ideal alternative.
Ball Dentistry Reviews
Dr Andrea Ball and her staff are excellent. She truly gives you pall the information and all the options. I highly recommend Ball Denistry!!!
Autumn was fantastic at her work and her personality. Repaired some damage to a front tooth and made it look better than originally. And Dr Smith was fast and gentle to get tooth ready. Didn't even feel the shot. Thank you both for restoration of my smile
After 40 years and several other dentists, I’m overjoyed to find Dr Andrea Ball and her very caring staff! Everyone at the office is so friendly and compassionate…I’m finally over my total fear of dental work (she’s painless!). It really shows how much she totally cares and loves what she does. I can’t forget to mention all of the aesthetics that are offered at this beautiful office. They really do care about the “full face”. Somehow, everyone makes it a fun experience!! If you can’t tell…..I highly recommend!
Been going here for a few years now and have had a good experience. Recently had to get a wisdom tooth pulled. All of my wisdom teeth had grown in normally and my dentist Rachel understood I was fine keeping them, unless something caused the need for one to be pulled. One finely got a cavity and she scheduled me to get it pulled with Craig Ball. Let me just say the staff is sooo nice, and welcoming. I’ve never experienced a nicer group of people that listen to your needs and are willing to work with you. Craig was so nice and I appreciated him talking through it all and making sure I was good with everything. And the dental assistant was so detailed and helpful. Getting a tooth pulled is never a fun experience but I could not recommend them more for making me feel comfortable, doing a wonderful job that I couldn’t even feel it and just being very thoughtful in the entire process. Could not recommend a better dental office to visit.
Service was amazing. The office was very efficient and made the process easy.