What are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. Dentures are made out of a plastic base that are shaded to match your gum tissue, and the teeth are usually made of porcelain or plastic. Dentures are custom made to match the structure and form of each individual person’s mouth so they help maintain the look and structural integrity of the person’s face. Generally there are two types of dentures available: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Are dentures for me?
If you are self-conscious due to missing teeth, dentures may be a good option for you.
What is the procedure like?
First, your dentist will take a mold of your mouth to ensure your custom dentures will fit comfortably. Depending if you get a full denture set or partial, teeth may be pulled. Once your initial set comes in, your dentist will work with you to make any small adjustments to them to ensure maximum comfort
How long will it take me to heal?
Unless teeth are pulled prior to the fitting process, there is no healing process for dentures. New dentures may feel odd and it may take some adjustments to eating and speaking. However, these problems will decrease after the first couple of months as your mouth adjusts.