Partial and Full Dentures
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. A gum-colored plastic resin or acrylic combined with either resin or porcelain replacement teeth are used to restore your dentition and are custom designed for you. If you have several or all of your teeth missing on either the upper or lower jaw, full dentures may be your best option. Partial dentures, which can be either fixed or removable, are great for patients who have several missing teeth scattered along the upper or lower jaw.
The process of getting dentures may take a few months and several dental visits. It may seem like a long time, but it is necessary time to make dentures designed specifically for you.
Just like your natural teeth, dentures require daily maintenance. Dentures can last a long time, but your mouth is constantly changing. It will be necessary to have periodic denture relines to accommodate these changes in the contours of your mouth. Denture relines involve resurfacing the base to ensure that your dentures fit and function perfectly. If your dentures break, its critical to bring them in for a professional repair and consultation. Home denture repair kits can sometimes cause more damage and be even more costly to fix.