Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Dentures can be “full” replacing a whole arch of teeth, or “partial” replacing just a few teeth. Whether full or partial, no matter how well your dentures are made, you must realize that they are never going to function as well as your natural teeth. Replacing teeth is the same as replacing any other body part; a wooden leg is good, but never as good as your original leg. When you are getting acclimated to your new full or partial denture, eat soft foods or foods that have been cut into pieces. Practice reading out loud until you can speak comfortably. Practice taking your full or partial denture in and out in front of a mirror; never force them or bite down to try to get them in place. If your full or partial denture is loose, causes soreness, or is bent or broken in any way, please call our office for an appointment.