A denture is a dental appliance used to replaced missing teeth. Dentures can be either partial to replace a few teeth, or full to replace all teeth. With improvements made to detail and fabrication, dentures are made to look like natural teeth to have a natural looking smile.
How do I know I may need this?
Cannot eat properly with missing teeth
Weight loss due to not eating from missing teeth
Loss of facial height due to missing teeth
What to expect?
A denture, whether partial or full, has a couple of steps needed to complete this process. These steps are done to work with the dental lab to make the denture with specific needs to your mouth. Teeth are strategically picked and placed in the denture to make it look as natural as possible for your smile.
- Partial Dentures: A partial denture is used if there are missing teeth, but you still have some teeth remaining. This is a less expensive route to replacing missing teeth. A partial denture can come in different sizes and can replace a few teeth or most of your teeth.
- Full Dentures: Full dentures are used if you are missing all of your teeth. A complete set will include every tooth except wisdom teeth in the set. Although it may take a while to get used to, dentures are a great option for replacing a full set of teeth.
The denture should be made to fit comfortably in the mouth. Please schedule an appointment if further adjustments are needed on the denture. It is highly advised against making your own adjustments!
Although dentures are not real teeth, the denture will still need to be cleaned to keep in the best condition. You can get many different cleaning kits for your denture to clean them over night. Just remember to never use toothpaste on your denture as it creates microscopic scratches on the surface that are great places for bacteria to stay.