What is a denture?
A denture is a prosthetic tooth replacement device that can be removed from the mouth and gives the appearance of actual teeth.
Why would I want a denture?
Dentures are reserved for patients who have missing teeth, typically more than just one or two. Patients with just a couple of missing teeth are usually better served with Dental Implants.
How does it work?
After we have removed any teeth that we have decided not to keep, an impression of the entire upper or lower gum tissue (including any remaining teeth) is made and given to a dental lab.
We also capture additional records so that the lab can make your new teeth just the right size to imitate your natural speech, lip movement, and facial features.
Keep in mind that dentures are not teeth. Even the best dentures must be cleaned regularly and typically do not function exactly like your natural teeth due to the surface area and lack of stability of the device in the mouth.
It is possible to anchor the denture to fixed dental implants inside your mouth, making chewing and daily living far more comfortable. Ask us about this option!