If you've lost all your natural teeth, you can absolutely learn to smile again—confidently so—with the help of dentures. But dentures will restore much more than your smile. They'll also help you to chew and speak normally again, and re-establish structural support for your cheeks and lips just as your natural teeth did, rejuvenating your overall appearance.
There is one more than one kind of denture. Conventional dentures are made and placed in the mouth after any remaining teeth have been extracted and the tissues have had time to heal, resulting in an approximate 3-month period without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and placed the same day the teeth are removed. These dentures must be adjusted with a denture reline once the tissues shrink and heal. Implant-retained dentures use prosthetic anchors to replace lost dental roots, with the dentures attached to the anchors—meaning the wearer can talk, laugh, and eat without worrying about the dentures clicking or falling off.
We also provide partial dentures. These not only fill gaps in the smile but also keep remaining natural teeth from shifting.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process requires multiple appointments over the course of a few weeks, during which we take measurements and impressions (molds) and then have multiple fittings to fine-tune for proper shape, color, fit, and comfort. We want you to look and feel your best with your new dentures!
What happens after I get my dentures?
Increased saliva, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulties are normal with new dentures. These issues will subside as your muscles and tissues acclimate. Proper cleaning of your dentures, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits are all part of the aftercare plan. Dentures are durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear and function.
Contact us and we can evaluate what denture solution is the best option for you!