Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
When a crown or bridge will not suffice dentures are a common solution.
Reasons that you may need dentures include:
How do Dentures Work?
With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (roof of your mouth), the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
Dentures are custom-made in a laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will help you determine which denture would be the best for you.
How Long do Dentures Last?
Over a period of time, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. As you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause can cause your dentures to become loose, making chewing difficult and may irritate your gums.
Benefits of Dentures
- Look natural
- Feel comfortable
- Aesthetically pleasing