Using dentures to replace missing teeth is not only great for your oral health; it’s a great way to look and feel younger! Today, there are a variety of natural-looking and comfortable dentures for patients who need to replace missing teeth. If implants are not feasible to replace missing teeth a full or partial dentures is another option. Made of a gum-colored plastic resin or acrylic base and either resin or porcelain replacement teeth, dentures are custom designed to fit your mouth. If you have all of your teeth missing on the upper or lower jaw, full dentures may be your best option. Partial dentures are great for patients who have several missing teeth scattered along the upper or lower jaw.
The process of getting dentures takes several dental visits. If you have to lose many teeth due to decay or gum disease we can make an immediate denture which is inserted the same day that teeth are removed.
Just as with your natural teeth, dentures require daily maintenance. With regular wear and tear, your dentures can last 5-10 years. During that time, you may need periodic denture relines to accommodate changes in the contours of your mouth. Regular denture relines involve resurfacing the base to ensure that your dentures fit and function perfectly. If you break your dentures, it’s critical to bring them to us for professional denture repair. Home denture repair kits can cause more damage and be even more costly to fix.
Dentures can also be made to snap onto dental implants if there is adequate bone for implant placement.