A denture is a removable dental appliance used to replace missing teeth and surrounding lost tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Reasons for Dentures
- Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
What’s involved in getting dentures?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions and measurements are taken by our office and used to create your custom denture.
Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.Adjusting to dentures:
It may take you a little while to adjust to your new dentures. It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty. However this is temporary and will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.